The audience at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre - and one woman in particular - got a major surprise following the Aug. 21 performance of Broadway's Spring Awakening.
Jennifer Li and boyfriend James Beneduce, of Eastern Long Island, had taken in Thursday evening's show from the onstage bleacher seats — Li's sixth time at the Tony-winning musical. Hunter Parrish, currently starring as Melchior, stopped the curtain call in order to make a special announcement.
With the help of costar Alexandra Socha, Parrish brought the couple to centerstage where Beneduce got down on one knee and asked for a shocked Li's hand in marriage. The teary bride-to-be quickly answered yes in front of a cheering, emotional cast and audience.