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From Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad to Deborah Cox to Nick Jonas to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to the Ladies of THE VIEW to Adam Pascal, Kristin Chenoweth, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2014 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever!

BroadwayWorld's 2014 Valentine's Day gift to you, the 8th Annual "What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?" brings you over 800 of the biggest stars, industry professionals, and personalities from across the globe.

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Orlando Bloom - Romeo and Juliet
That's a tricky one. My favorite Broadway love song... "Losing My Mind," I think. All of his music was so beautiful.

Condola Rashad - Romeo and Juliet, The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly
It's not really a love song, but "Anyone Can Whistle." It's just such a touching song. I don't know, everytime I hear it I just well up. It's just a moving, tender, touching song.

Zachary Levi - First Date
"If I Didn't Believe in You" from The Last 5 Years. It's so good. It just rips your heart out, but it's so... But it still has hope. It's just tremendous. It's one of my favorite songs ever, it's just so good.

Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Nightclubs, Television, Films, Concerts, Recordings, Director, Activist
The first song that comes to mind is Rodgers & Hammerstein's "If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL. It's just about the most perfect love song written for the theater. I admire the intelligence of the lyric's premise -- two people each too shy to express their love, so they couch their true feelings in the form of a question, and then pretend it hardly matters...when of course they know it does. With its heart swelling melody, it never ceases to touch people. A few years ago during my last concert tour I loved singing Maury Yeston's "Unusual Way" from NINE. It's about those kinds of relationships where love isn't easily defined.

Victoria Clark - Cinderella, Sister Act, The Light in the Piazza
"Ten Minutes Ago" from Rodgers and Hammerstien's Cinderella. A classic Richard Rodgers waltz and a surprising lyric by Hammerstein (who else would think of "My head started reeling, You gave me the feeling the room had no ceiling or floor...") As sung by Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana and danced by our cast in a beautiful scene choreographed by Josh Rhodes, it has become my favorite romantic moment from any show. And I get to see it from five stories up in the fly space.

Deborah Cox - Jekyll and Hyde, Aida
"Somewhere" from West Side Story – this song gets me every single time. One of my all-time favorites. The first time I heard it, I literally wept. I thought it was so beautiful, so passionate and I absolutely adored the melody and words of the song. "Someday..... somewhere..." The lyric that really says it all for me is that "there's a place for us." I love how romantic that line is. That no matter what the odds are, or if the world doesn't understand this kind of love, that there is a place... Somewhere.....I hope to record my own version of the song one day.

Ann Harada - Cinderella, 9 to 5, Les Miserables, Avenue Q
As I've gotten older (though not necessarily wiser) I realize that "love" is different from "romance" so I'm going to pick William Finn's "What Would I Do" from Falsettos and Rodgers and Hart's "Everything I've Got" from By Jupiter as serious and humorous takes on complicated but profound relationships.

Hugh Panaro - The Phantom of the Opera, Lestat, Side Show
I'm gonna go with "Tonight" from West Side Story. I still get chills during the intro, "Only you, you're the only thing I'll see forever." It's so innocent and pure and then it erupts into this musical heart beat of "suns and moons" that's so primal and thrilling. By the final "sleep well and when you dream, dream of me...", I'm gone!

Laura Osnes - CINDERELLA, BONNIE & CLYDE, ANYTHING GOES, SOUTH PACIFIC, GREASE
My favorite, most romantic Broadway love-song ever is "Some Enchanted Evening." In addition to the gorgeous melody and orchestration, the lyrics are so beautifully pure and romantic. It's about love at first sight, that unexplainable feeling of finding true love from across a crowded room. It makes cry almost every time I hear it.

Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How I Met Your Mother, Company, Cabaret, Assassins, Proof, Sweeney Todd
"Love Has Come Of Age" from the JEKYLL & HYDE album with Colm Wilkinson. His voice is phenomimazing! I've always dreamed of that song being sung at my wedding, but only if Colm'll sing it himself. Probably a long shot...

Andy Karl - Rocky, Jersey Boys, Wicked, 9 To 5, Legally Blonde, Altar Boyz, Saturday Night Fever
"I Chose Right" from "BABY"...It's a gentle pop tune about the love of your life, and every time I hear it, I'm reminded that I, too, "chose right". Yes, it's cheesy but true! Props to my friend Todd Graff on the original recording...

Whoopi Goldberg - THE VIEW
"If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL

Sherri Shepherd - THE VIEW
"When the Sun Goes Down" from IN THE HEIGHTS

Barbara Walters - THE VIEW
"This Nearly Was Mine" from SOUTH PACIFIC

Douglas Carter Beane - Cinderella, Sister Act, Xanadu
"When She Smiles" from Lysistrata Jones; because when I heard Lewis Flinn sing it for the first time, I fell in love with him all over again.

Susan Boyle - International Singing Sensation
"Music of the Night" from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Danny Burstein - Cabaret, The Snow Geese, Follies, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone
"Some Enchanted Evening." It's how I felt when I first saw my wife.

David Alan Grier - Porgy and Bess, Race, The Wiz, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Dreamgirls
"I Loves You Porgy" from Porgy and Bess and "Look to the Rainbow" from Finians Rainbow.

Kelsey Grammer - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
"If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL

Raul Esparza - Leap of Faith, Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo
Today, for some reason, I keep thinking of WITHOUT YOU from Rent. Not the happiest of choices, yeah, but there's a version that Mary Chapin Carpenter did at Jon Larson's memorial, just her voice and her guitar, that makes me weep for its beauty. It's a rainy day, longing for someone, achy song that hurts so sweetly. And I've always had a soft spot for NEW WORDS by Maury Yeston. It's a parent singing to their child. Very simple and very difficult to define love. And the love in one's family, one's home, wherever you create it, is the deepest love of all. Ask me again tomorrow. I'll have a different answer.

Isabel Keating - Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray
So many beautiful, sensual, powerful, touching songs, but OH the towering feeling when my love Mark (Berman) serenades me from his piano with "On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady.

Jessie Mueller - Beautiful, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, On a Clear Day
There's too many! Solo? Duet? Ok, one of the coolest (and toughest, in my opinion) is 'If I Loved You' from Carousel.

Joel Grey - ANYTHING GOES, WICKED, CHICAGO, CABARET
My favorite Broadway love song is "If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL

Bernadette Peters - Follies, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Into The Woods, Song and Dance, Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway Legend
"Some Enchanted Evening" from SOUTH PACIFIC... well like the song says ....'fools give you reasons wise men never try.' Also, "Happiness" from PASSION is so in the moment when the love is happening.

Catherine Zeta-Jones - A Little Night Music
"Send in the Clowns" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Linda Lavin - The Lyons, Gypsy
Valentine's Day is my wedding anniversary with Steve Bakunas. Eight years this year. One of my favorites is "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, now open on Broadway and soon be a huge success. Its gorgeous music brings us hope and joy! I love this song in particular because it is honest and romantic!

Chita Rivera - West Side Story, Chicago, Kiss of a Spider Woman, Nine, Bye Bye Birdie, Broadway Legend
"Only Love" from ZORBA by Kander & Ebb. I love it because of the simplicity of the lyrics and the beautiful melody.

Brian Stokes Mitchell - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Mail
I love "How Long Has This Been Going On?" from FUNNY FACE. Slightly more than 100 words. Beautiful melody, great simple, spare lyric that says loads about truly falling in love for the first time. One of the most sensual songs ever written. Makes me want to have a cigarette after I sing it. And I don't even smoke!

Rose Hemingway - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
I think its a tie for me between "A Quiet Thing" from Flora and the Red Menace - its so simple and sweet and perfect - and "All the Wasted Time" from Parade. Its just such an honest and tragic love song. I'm a huge sucker for the tragedy, and what a beautiful melody!

Carly Simon - Singer/songwriter: Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Legend
"Something Wonderful" from THE KING AND I by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is the choice of the hour, because if you got me closer to the morning or the evening, it might be something else. But I keep referring to this one in my mind because it is the ultimate song of compassion. Anna sings it about the King of Siam, with all his self-obsessed and insecure ways. Even so, he is shocked out of self-absorbsion and his so oft rehearsed kingly 'performance' into a deeply, humanly compassionate and likely unselfconscious moment. The melody of the song is plenty, but it is the words that make me love everybody, for their humanity in its tiniest details.

Alan Menken - ALADDIN, SISTER ACT, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LEAP OF FAITH
"Do You Love Me" from Fiddler On The Roof. But I've been married a long time. If you asked me 40 years ago, I would have said "On The Street Where You Live."

Jackie Hoffman - The Addams Family, Xanadu, Hairspray
I wrote a love song for my husband called "Can I Say F**k in Front of Your Parents?" It doesnt get anymore romantic than that.

Colin Quinn - Colin Quinn: Long Story Short
"Maybe This Time" from Cabaret.

William Ivey Long - Cinderella, Leap of Faith, 9 to 5
“Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful” from Cinderella – though I prefer the second verse, “Do I love you because you’re wonderful, or are you wonderful because I love you." I feel all soft and mushy and then I go ‘Ahhh’ and then I cry.

Nick Jonas - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera. I love the melodies in the song. I feel like the music compliments the acting and the story line in a truly remarkable way.

Andrew Rannells - The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys
'If I Loved You' from Carousel. A perfect, perfect love song. Or 'The Next Ten Minutes' from Last Five Years. Also pretty damn perfect.

Brooke Shields - Wonderful Town, Cabaret, Chicago, Grease, Leap of Faith
"I Believe My Heart" from The Woman in White.

Cameron Mackintosh - The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Song and Dance, Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins
"Some Enchanted Evening" from SOUTH PACIFIC.

Nikki M. James - Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon, All Shook Up
'One Hand, One Heart' from West Side Story

Scarlett Johansson - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A View From The Bridge
"I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" from MY FAIR LADY.

Barry Manilow - Harmony, Music & Passion, Copacabana
"My Heart Is So Full Of You" by Frank Loesser from the musical THE MOST HAPPY FELLA.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family, On the Town, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The most romantic song ever written is "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp", but we are talking BROADWAY so... My favorite song ever written also happens to be the song that I think is the most romantic broadway song ever written: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" by Rodgers and Hart from PAL JOEY. Ella Fitzgerald's version of it puts me over the moon. I will never get tired of it.

Lea Michele - GLEE, Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Ragtime
"Say It Somehow" from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is by far the most romantic Broadway song!

Christopher Sieber - Matilda, Pippin, La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek, Spamalot, Into The Woods
It changes, but right now it's "Song on The Sand" from La Cage.

Stephanie J. Block - The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, 9 To 5, The Pirate Queen, Wicked Tour, The Boy From Oz
"Unusual Way" from NINE. It touches me to the point of tears. The song has no gimmicks, per say. It's just a true expression of someone loving someone so much. It's almost like they are trying to find the words...I think it's brilliant and honest without any tricks. There aren't many musical theatre love songs with that much purity especially when taken out of context from the show. "Unusual Way" has that purity...I just love it!

Michael Crawford - The Wizard of Oz, The Woman in White, Dance of the Vampires, The Phantom of the Opera, Barnum, Billy, Flowers for Algernon
I think "If I Loved You" from CAROUSEL is the most perfectly written love song. The matching of the lyric to the melody is sublime.

Johnny Mathis - Recording and Concert Superstar
"Stranger in Paradise" from KISMET. It's just glorious.

Idina Menzel - If/Then, Wicked, Rent
"One Hand, One Heart" from WEST SIDE STORY. That's my favorite!

Lin-Manuel Miranda - Bring it On, In the Heights, Encores! Merrily We Roll Along
"So In Love" by Cole Porter is the correct answer. Everyone else is wrong. And know it's lame to name one of your own songs, but I had the rare opportunity to write "When You're Home" when I was ACTUALLY falling in love. My girlfriend and I had just started dating, and we'd grown up 15 blocks from each other all our lives and never known it. She gave me her tour of Washington Heights, I gave her my tour of Inwood, we were falling in love, and that's how When You're Home was born. When Benny sings, "Then can I say/I couldn't get my mind off you all day . . ." I lose it. Every time.

Hal Prince - Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Tood, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and LoveMusik among many, many more!
With apologies to probably a thousand songs that I almost equally love, still I would choose "Some Enchanted Evening". From the first bar in the song, I'm lost.


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