The jubilant Broadway community was abuzz July 24, the very first day same-sex couples could be legally married in the state of New York.
The festivities included a special "Be-In" benefit concert by the cast of Hair and the long-awaited marriage of Avenue Q puppets Rod and Ricky.
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, the two grooms joined countless other men and women who lined up at City Hall to exchange vows on this landmark day. After saying "I do," the happy couple raced back to the theatre district for the 3 PM matinee performance.
Cast members from the touring company of Hair, currently paying a limited engagement on Broadway, held a "Be-In" concert to benefit Broadway Impact at Rockwood Music Hall the same evening.
Playbill.com also received a few photos from readers sharing their joy on the momentous day.
Hair Cast, Avenue Q Puppets and Playbill Readers Celebrate Marriage Equality in NY