'Say You Love Me...' BWW's Top 10 Cutest Modern Broadway Couples
Valentine's Day might make you cringe with all its corny one-liners, candy hearts and chocolates, expensive, candlelit dinners and other ooey-gooey nonsense. But what better place to channel all that sap than Broadway? With the holiday fast approaching, we couldn't resist rounding up who we consider to be the top 10 cutest couples currently on the Great White Way.
There are those united by a cause, like NEWSIES' Jack & Katherine, KINKY BOOTS' Charlie & Lauren and THE BOOK OF MORMON's Elder Cunningham & Nabalungi. And then the couples who make it against all odds, such as Pippin & Catherine in PIPPIN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Christine & Raoul and WICKED's high-flying couple Elphaba & Fiyero. Or the lovers who meet by chance, like Francesca & Robert in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, songwriting team Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil in BEAUTIFUL, and Guy & Girl in ONCE. At the same time cheesy and passionate, showy and sweet, this season's romantic pairs have given us a lot to consider in the realms of romance.
Scroll down for our list, featuring some of the duos' most romantic musical moments, and be sure to let us know your top choice in the poll!
You can also check out this list on Culturalist!
10) Jack & Katherine from NEWSIES
Together Since: 2012
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "Something to Believe In"
Katherine: "The world finds ways to sting you
And then one day, decides to bring you
Something to believe in
For even a night.
One night may be forever,
But that's alright, that's alright.
And if you're gone tomorrow,
What was ours still will be.
I have something to believe in,
Now that I know you believed in me."
9) Charlie & Lauren from KINKY BOOTS
Together Since: 2013
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "Raise You Up/Just Be"
Lauren: "I knew you had it in you
I knew what you could tell."
Charlie: "You believed in me,
Let me be right for you.
Your stumbling days are done,
Now were walking on air.
I was a loose shoe but you need two to make a pair."
Cynthia: "When he's near me, I'll kiss him,
And when he leaves me I'll miss him
Though sometimes we'll fight, I won't really care
And I'll know it's gonna be alright cause we've got so much we share
Like walking in the rain
And wishing on the stars up above
And being so in love"
7) Elder Cunningham & Nabalungi from THE BOOK OF MORMON
Together Since: 2011
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "Baptize Me"
Nabulungi: "Never known a boy to gentle,
One like him is hard to find.
A special kind.
Who makes my heart kind of flutter,
Like a moth in a cocoon.
I hope he gets to baptizin' me soon!"
6) Francesca & Robert from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Together Since: 2014
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "One Second & a Million Miles"
Robert: "For the first time in my life
I am not outside the moment
With a camera in between me
And the world I think I know
For the first time in my life
I am somehow part of something
You surround me, you connect me
And I think I can't let go"
5) Pippin & Catherine from PIPPIN
Together Since: 1972
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "Finale"
Pippin: "I wanted magic shows and miracles
Mirages to touch
I wanted such a little thing from life
I wanted so much
I never came close, my love
We never came near
It never was there
I think it was here"
4) Christine & Raoul from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Together Since: 1988
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "All I Ask of You"
Both: "Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime
Say the word and I will follow you
Share each day with me, each night, each morning
Say you love me, you know I do
Love me, that's all I ask of you"
3) Ella & Prince Topher from CINDERELLA
Together Since: 2013
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"
Prince Topher: "Am I making believe I see in you
A girl too lovely to be really true?
Do I want you because you're wonderful,
Or are you wonderful because I want you?
Are you the sweet invention of a lover's dream
Or are you really as beautiful as you seem?"
2) Elphaba & Fiyero from WICKED
Together Since: 2003
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "As Long As You're Mine"
Both: "Just for this moment
As long as you're mine
Come be how you want to
And see how bright we shine
Borrow the moonlight
Until it is through
And know I'll be here
As long as you're mine"
1) Guy & Girl from ONCE
Together Since: 2012
Their Most Romantic Musical Moment: "Falling Slowly"
Both: "Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now"