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BWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run TonightBWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2014

FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, plays its final performance today, Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. First Date, starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- FIRST DATE13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- FIRST DATE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2013

2014 is upon us, which means that it's time to look back on all of the highs and lows that this past theatre season has brought. BroadwayWorld is wrapping up the year by tributing our favorite moments of 2013, and in this series, we're highlighting 13 of our favorite musical moments on stage in just 30 seconds. Below, check out a 30 second clip from one of our favorite musicals of the year- First Date. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Betsy Brandt Visits FIRST DATE!Exclusive Photo Flash: Betsy Brandt Visits FIRST DATE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Over the weekend, Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, The Michael J Fox Show) travelled to the Longacre Theatre to check out Broadway's FIRST DATE. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from backstage below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 8, 2013

Highlights from this week include a first look into A BED AND A CHAIR, FIRST DATE's recording for CAROL FOR A CURE, as well as pictures from opening night of AFTER MIDNIGHT! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Cast of FIRST DATE Visits A TIME TO KILL on Broadway!Exclusive Photo Flash: Cast of FIRST DATE Visits A TIME TO KILL on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

The cast of FIRST DATE went on a field trip earlier this week, traveling to the Longacre Theatre to check out the cast of A TIME TO KILL in action. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the backstage festivities after the show! (more...)

FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

It's just been announced that FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. FIRST DATE began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner,direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Zachary Levi & FIRST DATE Cast Tell It on the Mountain for Carols for a CureExclusive Photo Coverage: Zachary Levi & FIRST DATE Cast Tell It on the Mountain for Carols for a Cure
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 6, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from First Date's recording session for 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' with castmembers Zachary Levi, Kristoffer Cusick, Sara Chase, Kate Loprest, Eric Ankrim, and Blake Hammond. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Original Cast Recording of FIRST DATE is Quirky, Charming, and EndearingBWW Reviews: Original Cast Recording of FIRST DATE is Quirky, Charming, and Endearing
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Oct 15, 2013

The fun new musical FIRST DATE boasts music from Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner and a book by Austin Winsberg. The show tells the story of what happens when hipster serial dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) and uptight Aaron (Zachary Levi) are set up for a blind date at a restaurant downtown. The investment banker and artist-type don't quite hit it off but they don't fall apart either. The other restaurant goers become every person who could stand in the way or influence a date, each one with a colourful song of their own. Sisters, ex's, best friends and more make an appearance during this dynamic blind date. (more...)

FIRST DATE to Raise Funds for Operation Smile Via Online AuctionFIRST DATE to Raise Funds for Operation Smile Via Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will hold an online auction to raise funds for Operation Smile through FirstDateAuction.com. (more...)

FIRST DATE Celebrates Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below TonightFIRST DATE Celebrates Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

The cast of Broadway's First Date, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, celebrates the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW, tonight, October 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

FIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, TodayFIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album one week from today with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Operation Smile. Zachary Levi is a longtime supporter and Smile Ambassador for the organization, which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Though the cabaret is nearly sold out, tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at 54BELOW.com. (more...)

Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple TodayMatt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for tonight's Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway. (more...)

FIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, 10/15FIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album one week from today with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Operation Smile. Zachary Levi is a longtime supporter and Smile Ambassador for the organization, which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Though the cabaret is nearly sold out, tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at 54BELOW.com. (more...)

Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple, 10/14Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for the upcoming Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway. (more...)

FIRST DATE Cast Recording Now AvailableFIRST DATE Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be released digitally and exclusively available at the Longacre Theatre today, September 24, 2013. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios the CD, released by Yellow Sound Label, will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold Tuesday, October 15, 2013. With a book by Austin Winsberg, FIRST DATE is directed by Bill Berry, has a musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. The album debuted at number 1 on the iTunes soundtrack chart. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FIRST DATE!STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FIRST DATE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of First Date, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be released digitally and exclusively available at the Longacre Theatre Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios the CD, released by Yellow Sound Label, will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold Tuesday, October 15, 2013. With a book by Austin Winsberg, First Datei s directed by Bill Berry, has a musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations byAugust Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. Click here to pre-order. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast as they record the show's opener- 'The One.' (more...)

FIRST DATE to Celebrate Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below, 10/15FIRST DATE to Celebrate Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Operation Smile. Zachary Levi is a longtime supporter and Smile Ambassador for the organization, which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. (more...)

FIRST DATE Announces New Performance Schedule; Beginning 10/8FIRST DATE Announces New Performance Schedule; Beginning 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

FIRST DATE has just annnounced a new performance schedule, beginning Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets for FIRST DATE range from $35 to $137, and can be purchased at the Longacre Theatre box office or at Telecharge.com (212.239.6200). Please note that $30 rush tickets may be available the day of the performance. The current performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm,Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. Starting October 8, 2013 the performance schedule will be: Tuesdayand Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Blake Hammond to Lead Friends Always Creating Theatre's LOST BOY Reading, 10/14Blake Hammond to Lead Friends Always Creating Theatre's LOST BOY Reading, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

Friends Always Creating Theatre lives-up to its name as they open their 5th season. They are one of the most prolific companies in New York City and will start this season by presenting a One-Night Only Staged Reading of 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Paolillo (aka Ron Pallilo) starring Broadway's Blake Hammond and Guiseppe Bausilio. (more...)

Track List Released for FIRST DATE Cast RecordingTrack List Released for FIRST DATE Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be released digitally and exclusively available at the Longacre Theatre Tuesday, September 24, 2013, with digital pre-sale beginning today at Amazon.com. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios the CD, released by Yellow Sound Label, will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold Tuesday, October 15, 2013. With a book by Austin Winsberg, FIRST DATEi s directed by Bill Berry, has a musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

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