New York State's new Gay Marriage law will change countless lives in the NYC theatre community for the better.
But perhaps none more so than these two troopers:
AVENUE Q's same-sex puppets Rod and Ricky to wed!
Rod and Ricky, the same-sex puppets from the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q, are engaged to be married and will tie the knot on Sunday, July 24, 2011 -- the first day same-sex couples can be legally married in the State of New York -- it has been announced by the show's producers.
The two grooms expect to join countless other men and women who will line up at City Hall in New York City on July 24 to exchange vows on this landmark day. After saying "I do," the happy couple -- show biz troupers that they are -- will race back to the theater district for the 3 p.m. matinee performance of AVENUE Q at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) in Manhattan.
Having met and fallen in love on stage 3,267 times since AVENUE Q opened on Broadway in 2003 before transferring to New World Stages two years ago, Rod and Ricky and the countless fans who love them are thrilled that they can celebrate their love and finally make their union official with the passage of the historic same-sex marriage law last month.
The couple, who with their fellow cast members perform AVENUE Q eight times a week, has yet to determine when and where they might take a quick honeymoon trip on their one day-off from the show. Nor have they determined yet where they will be registered for wedding gifts.Talk about "showmance"!
About their upcoming wedding, Rod says, "To have this finally happen for us -- especially so soon after Will and Kate -- is unbelievable to me. I realize there are a lot of broken hearts out there now that Ricky and I are off the market -- step back, all you chorus boys! -- but I've known since Day One that Ricky is the husband for me. He's the furry fellow I want to spend my life with both on and off the stage."
(Press Release from Sam Rudy Media Relations)