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Lesbian Couple Surprises Broadway Audience By Getting Married on Stage

Lesbian Couple Surprises Broadway Audience By Getting Married on Stage

Lesbian Couple Surprises Broadway Audience By Getting Married on Stage

Take that, teenage prom-posals!

Broadway's The Prom is a heartwarming and hilarious story about a teenage lesbian who just wants to take her girlfriend to prom only to be stonewalled by her homophobic small town. This week, a member of the show's crew got her own happy ending when she married her partner on stage during the show. Take that, teenage prom-posals!

Script coordinator Armelle Kay Harper and her new wife Jody Smith exchanged vows in front of a Broadway audience (who got much more than they paid for) with help from Bob Martin, who co-wrote the musical's book and got ordained online so he could facilitate the wedding.

"You'll be thrilled to know I'm not asking you for money," he told the audience. "This is a very exciting night, as two people who are very dear to our hearts have decided to get married. They are going to get married, right here, right now. As far as I know, it's never happened on a Broadway stage before. I'm pretty sure it's a first." Out was unable to verify this, but if it's true ... love that for them!

As part of their vows, Harper and Smith told each other -- and the audience: "I commit my life to you. I promise to honor and care for you, to cherish and encourage you, and to love you completely through all experiences of our lives."

"There are so many shows where lesbians are secondary characters or the butt of the joke," Harper told The New York Times. "We all love Fun Home, but it's a drama. So The Prom is really unique in that it's a celebration, and it's funny without being at the expense of lesbians. It's just so much joy."

This isn't the first time The Prom has featured a special moment onstage -- earlier this year, Ryan Murphy announced at a performance that he would be adapting the show into a movie for Netflix, which will star Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, although sadly not Ariana Grande.

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