Sometimes falling in love onstage can lead to an epic offstage romance — just ask Leslie Odom Jr. Nicolette RobinsonThey met during a production Once on This Island.
“Les was responsible for helping me figure out all of my blocking,” the AffairThe actress spoke out to Broadway.com in October 2018 about how she was asked to join the production only weeks before it opened. “It was not a romantic thing at first. It was really just a human connection, like, ‘Wow, I need to be around this person all the time.’ We stayed in touch after the show and started dating pretty soon afterward.”
She continued: “We didn’t know if the first date was the first date, but it ended up being the first date. None of us were saying that it was a date, but then it for sure was a date when he kissed me at the end of the night.”
The couple’s passion for theater means that they’ve always been supportive of one another during the different phases of their careers. “Before HamiltonTo pay our rent on the due date, we had borrow money from my parents. It’s just a crazy journey. It’s a tough business,” the Broadway vet explained. “When he did his first workshop for Hamilton, he just knew it was something he had to do everything he could to be a part of it. … This is something that we talk about all the time: if you love something enough, if you put your heart toward it and you really love it and digest it and surround yourself with it, you’ll get that thing that you love.”
It was also possible to bring together a shared love of the stage. Sarah Jessica Parker Matthew Broderick together. After the death of their son, the couple met in November 1991. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star got involved with the Naked Angels Theater Company, which Parker’s brothers Pippin TobyIt was their idea. They starred together in a production of 1996. How to succeed in business without really trying.
“I’m so nervous acting opposite him,” the Sex and the CityStar told the Los Angeles Times ahead of the show’s debut. “I don’t know how we’re going to manage this without laughing hysterically at each other. We do not discuss it. I don’t even want to rehearse — I’m going to go on stage with a big blinder on my head — I don’t know what I’m thinking.”
She continued to gush about her now-husband: “He’s so bright, so handsome, I think he’s the most handsome man I’ve seen in my life. He inspires and motivates me. I’m mad for him, totally.”
The pair went on to star in a revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza SuiteAfter two years of delay due to the coronavirus epidemic, the museum opened in March 2022.
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