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Cast of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Set for NEW YORK LIVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Watch what happens today when off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES and WNBC TV's Ben Aaron sit down over deli sandwiches on "New York Live," 12:30 -1 PM on Channel 4. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close Off-Broadway, Sept 15; Heads to Chicago, Sept 24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Producers announced today that off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will close on Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

Tickets to MEMPHIS' Run at Morrison Center on Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Morrison Center on October 9, 2013 for a limited engagement! (more...)

Tickets to MEMPHIS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award-Winner for Best Musical, runs at theFox Cities Performing Arts Center Oct. 15-20 for a limited engagement! (more...)

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 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...)

Photo Coverage: FIRST DATE Opening Night Red Carpet
by Jessica Gordon - Aug 09, 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 Call
by Jessica Gordon - Aug 09, 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!
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 09, 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 - FIRST DATE Earns A Goodnight Kiss
by Michael Dale - Aug 08, 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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 08, 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 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 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...)

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Lead FIRST DATE, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

Leading man Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, makes 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 by Alan 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 tonight, July 9, 2013, and opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

FIRST DATE Announces $25 Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

To make Broadway an experience affordable for all, FIRST DATE has instituted $25 student rush tickets and $35 balcony seats. A limited number of student rush tickets priced at an inexpensive $25 can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office (one ticket per ID) on the date of the performance. In addition $35 balcony level seats are available in advance for all performances at the Longacre Theatre box office or at www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200). FIRST DATE,Broadway's new romantic musical comedy, begins performances Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

FIRST DATE's Zachary Levi Makes Appearance at 'Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Zachary Levi ('Chuck,' Tangled, Thor: The Dark World) will be interview about making his Broadway debut in First Date live during NBC's broadcast of 'Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular' airing tonight, July 4, at 8pm EST. First Date,Broadway's new romantic musical comedy, begins performances Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's LongacreTheatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Aiming For Broadway in 2013-14; NYC Workshop Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

A developmental workshop for a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is currently underway in New York City. Directed byKenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun [2004], Fences [2010] The Mountaintop), the project is planned for a Broadway production in the 2013-2014 season, subject to theatre availability. (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Eric Ankrim & More Join FIRST DATE; Box Office to Open 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

Tony Award-winning producer Junkyard Dog Productions (Memphis) is proud to announce that Bryce Ryness, Eric Ankrim, Kevin Kern and Sydney Shepherd will join stars Zachary Levi ('Chuck,' Tangled,Thor: The Dark World) and Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family) in FIRST DATE, Broadway's new romantic musical comedy. FIRST DATE begins performances Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's LongacreTheatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

CHUCK Star Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Set to Lead FIRST DATE on Broadway; Opens August 8
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 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 ingénue 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 Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Additional casting to be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the August Wilson Monologue Competition
by Jessica Gordon - May 08, 2013

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced that Thembisile Gxuluwe from West Mifflin Area High School near Pittsburgh has won first place at the 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition held on Monday, May 6th at at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Pablo Lopez from Los Angeles was the runner-up, and an honorable mention went to Branndin Phillips-Laramorefrom Chicago. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

Winners Announced for 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced that Thembisile Gxuluwe from West Mifflin Area High School near Pittsburgh has won first place at the 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition held on Monday, May 6th at at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Pablo Lopez from Los Angeles was the runner-up, and an honorable mention went to Branndin Phillips-Laramorefrom Chicago. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

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