07/23/2012 09:40 am ET

Theater's Power Couples: From Cate Blanchett And Andrew Upton To Maggie Gyllenhaal And Peter Sarsgaard (PHOTOS)

Everybody loves celebrity couples. And everybody really loves when an onscreen romance turns into an offscreen one (or vice versa). While nobody ever pays much attention to couples working in the theater world, believe us, there are plenty. Whether they star opposite each other on the stage or are stage stars in their own right, we've picked out our favorite couples working in theater.

The creative force behind the production of "Uncle Vanya," currently running at Lincoln Center Festival is none other than Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, who have been married since 1997. The play -- adapted by Upton and starring Cate Blanchett -- is in New York for a hot minute by way of the Sydney Theatre Company, where the couple currently co-head as artistic directors. How cool is that? And then there's the dynamic duo, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who have performed opposite one other in two different Chekhov plays at Classic Stage Company in New York.

People say it's impossible to work with your romantic partner, but (most) of the couples featured in the following slideshow have made it work just fine. Click on for more!