PHOTO CALL: A Marriage Proposal at Spring Awakening

News   PHOTO CALL: A Marriage Proposal at Spring Awakening
 
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.

Bride and groom-to-be Jennifer Li and James Beneduce
Bride and groom-to-be Jennifer Li and James Beneduce Photo by Samantha Souza

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.

Spring Awakening continues to play the Eugene O'Neill Theatre at 230 West 49th Street.

For tickets and information, www.springawakening.com.

Here is a look at the storybook proposal as it unfolded:

 


 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Samantha Souza.
 

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