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In Performance: FIRST DATE's Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Sing 'First Impressions'In Performance: FIRST DATE's Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Sing 'First Impressions'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, Zachary Levi, who plays the awkward but sweet Aaron, and Krysta Rodriguez, who takes on the role of edgy and artsy Casey in the new musical FIRST DATE, sing the charming number 'First Impressions.' Check it out here! (more...)

Yellow Sound to Record FIRST DATE Cast Album; Set for Fall 2013 ReleaseYellow Sound to Record FIRST DATE Cast Album; Set for Fall 2013 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013, the original Broadway cast recording of FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new romantic musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be recorded. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios, the album will be recorded and released by Yellow Sound Label, produced by Michael Croiter and Dominick Amendum and will be available through Amazon, iTunes and everywhere music is sold in the fall of 2013. Directed by Bill Berry,FIRST DATE has a book by Austin Winsberg, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & More Celebrate Opening Night of FIRST DATE on Broadway!BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & More Celebrate Opening Night of FIRST DATE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2013

FIRST DATE opened last night on Broadway and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the rest of the cast and creative team about the exciting new show. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FIRST DATE Opening Night Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: FIRST DATE Opening Night Red Carpet
by Jessica Gordon - Aug 9, 2013

FIRST DATE opened last night on Broadway and we've got photos from the red carpet arrivals for the new musical starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez. What are you waiting for? Scroll down to check them out! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FIRST DATE Opening Night Curtain CallPhoto Coverage: FIRST DATE Opening Night Curtain Call
by Jessica Gordon - Aug 9, 2013

FIRST DATE opened last night on Broadway and we've got photos from the curtain call for the hot new musical starring Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and Thor: The Dark World, making his Broadway debut opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of FIRST DATE on Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of FIRST DATE on Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 9, 2013

FIRST DATE opened last night on Broadway and after the curtain came down, we celebrated with the cast, crew and creative team of the fun, new show. What are you waiting for? Scroll down to check them out! (more...)

Review Roundup: FIRST DATE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: FIRST DATE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 8, 2013

Zachary Levi makes his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez in FIRST DATE, opening tonight, August 8, at the Longacre Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review - FIRST DATE Earns A Goodnight KissReview - FIRST DATE Earns A Goodnight Kiss
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2013

The funny and frisky new musical comedy sends a welcome blast of cooling hipness into Broadway's summer. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: First Look at Video from FIRST DATE on Broadway Starring Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez!BWW TV Exclusive: First Look at Video from FIRST DATE on Broadway Starring Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2013

FIRST DATE opens tonight on Broadway and we're excited to present an exclusive first look at scenes from the hot new musical starring Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and Thor: The Dark World, making his Broadway debut opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family). Check out a montage below from First Date, Broadway's new romantic musical comedy and then click to buy tickets! (more...)

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Lead FIRST DATE on Broadway, Opening TonightZachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Lead FIRST DATE on Broadway, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Tony Award-winning producer Junkyard Dog Productions (Memphis) has just announced that leading man Zachary Levi, star of TV's "Chuck," Disney's feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, will make his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ("Smash," The Addams Family) in FIRST DATE, Broadway's new romantic musical comedy. With a book by Austin Winsberg ("Gossip Girl"), music and lyrics byAlan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed) and musical staging by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) FIRST DATE is directed by Bill Berry (Producing Director of The 5th Avenue Theatre). Featuring Sara Chase ("Arrested Development," The Toxic Avenger), Kristoffer Cusick (Wicked, Rent), Blake Hammond (Sister Act, Billy Elliot) and Kate Loprest ("Boardwalk Empire," Hairspray), the cast of FIRST DATE also includes Vicki Noon (Wicked, Mamma Mia!). FIRST DATE begins performances Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and opens Today, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Additional casting to be announced shortly. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Aug 4, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 4, 2013 - Sunday, August 4, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS, FIRST DATE, BIG FISH & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS, FIRST DATE, BIG FISH & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 4, 2013

Featured this week were the casts of SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off The Dark, Big Fish (Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Zachary Unger), FIRST DATE (Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest and Bryce Ryness) and Kinky Boots (Timothy Ware, Andy Kelso, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle Taylor Parker, Kyle Post, Nathan Peck and Joey Taranto). Check out photos below! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- FIRST DATE's Blake Hammond!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- FIRST DATE's Blake Hammond!
by BWW - Aug 2, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Blake Hammond, who is starring as 'Waiter/Casey's Father/Blaze/Friendly Therapist' in First Date- currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre; opening August 8. (more...)

BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & FIRST DATE Cast Brave the Rain in Bryant Park!BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & FIRST DATE Cast Brave the Rain in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of FIRST DATE (Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, Sara Chase,Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest andBryce Ryness) and Kinky Boots (Timothy Ware, Andy Kelso, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle TaylorParker, Kyle Post, Nathan Peck and Joey Taranto). Check out highlights below! (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Zachary Levi & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This ThursdayNorbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Zachary Levi & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

This Thursday, August 1, Michael Urie, star of Buyer and Cellar (and formerly on "Ugly Betty" & "Partners"), will be co-hosting the fourth week of 106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park. The event will also feature perfermances from the casts of LET IT BE, SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off The Dark, Big Fish (Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Zachary Unger), FIRST DATE (Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest and Bryce Ryness) and Kinky Boots (Timothy Ware, Andy Kelso, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle Taylor Parker, Kyle Post, Nathan Peck and Joey Taranto). (more...)

EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Krysta Rodriguez Celebrates Birthday with FIRST DATE Cast!EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Krysta Rodriguez Celebrates Birthday with FIRST DATE Cast!
by Walter McBride - Jul 24, 2013

Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, will make his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family) in First Date, currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre. Rodriguez just celebrated her birthday with her FIRST DATE castmates after last night's show, and BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage below! (more...)

VIDEO: Zachary Levi Chats FIRST DATE on LenoVIDEO: Zachary Levi Chats FIRST DATE on Leno
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Zachary Levi stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO last night to chat about his starring role in the new Broadway musical 'First Date.' Check out his appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & More in FIRST DATE on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & More in FIRST DATE on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, will make his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family) in First Date, currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre. With a book by Austin Winsberg ('Gossip Girl'), music and lyrics byAlan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed) and musical staging by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) First Date is directed by Bill Berry (Producing Director of The 5th Avenue Theatre). BroadwayWorld is excited to debut production shots for the new musical below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: FIRST DATEUp on the Marquee: FIRST DATE
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2013

Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, will make his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family) in First Date, Broadway's new romantic musical comedy. Featuring Sara Chase ('Arrested Development,' The Toxic Avenger), Kristoffer Cusick (Wicked, Rent), Blake Hammond (Sister Act, Billy Elliot) and Kate Loprest('Boardwalk Empire,' Hairspray), the cast of First Date also includes Vicki Noon(Wicked, Mamma Mia!). First Date opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The check out the full marquee at the Longacre Theatre below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eric Ankrim, Krysta Rodriquez, Zachary Levi Perform FIRST DATE Standby Rap!STAGE TUBE: Eric Ankrim, Krysta Rodriquez, Zachary Levi Perform FIRST DATE Standby Rap!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2013

In the video below, standby Eric Ankrim teams with Krysta Rodriquez, Zachary Levi and the rest of the cast to rap about filling in for Levi, who will be out of the show to attend Comic-Con in San Diego. (more...)

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