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Alliance Theatre to Present the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES Photo Alliance Theatre to Present the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2021

The Alliance Theatre has announced the final production of its 2021/22 season, the world premiere of TRADING PLACES. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, TRADING PLACES is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

VIDEO: Spotlight on FIRST DATE Star Ace Young! Photo VIDEO: Spotlight on FIRST DATE Star Ace Young!
by Team BWW - Jul 23, 2021

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young - former 'American Idol' contestants who are married in real life - will co-star in a new virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical comedy, First Date. The production, directed by Meg Fofonoff, will stream for five performances from July 23-25 on the ticketing platform, Stellar. Be sure to tune in to BroadwayWorld on Friday, June 23 for our exclusive red carpet event celebrating opening night! But while we wait, we're studying up on one of the show's stars, Ace Young!

VIDEO: Watch a Virtual Red Carpet for FIRST DATE- Streaming for 5 Performances Only o Photo VIDEO: Watch a Virtual Red Carpet for FIRST DATE- Streaming for 5 Performances Only on Stellar!
by Team BWW - Jul 22, 2021

In just a matter of hours, Art Lab and ShowTown Productions will present a new virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical comedy, First Date. Find out what went into making this virtual revival and hear from the casts and creatives as they reflect on the whole process!

VIDEO: Spotlight on FIRST DATE Star Diana DeGarmo! Photo VIDEO: Spotlight on FIRST DATE Star Diana DeGarmo!
by Team BWW - Jul 14, 2021

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young - former 'American Idol' contestants who are married in real life - will co-star in a new virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical comedy, First Date. The production, directed by Meg Fofonoff, will stream for five performances from July 23-25 on the ticketing platform, Stellar. Be sure to tune in to BroadwayWorld on Friday, June 23 for our exclusive red carpet event celebrating opening night! But while we wait, we're studying up on one of the show's stars, Diana DeGarmo.

Don't Miss FIRST DATE, the Virtual Broadway Revival Photo Don't Miss FIRST DATE, the Virtual Broadway Revival
by - Jun 20, 2021

There are eight million people in New York City and two of them are meeting tonight.

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Will Lead Virtual FIRST DATE in July Photo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Will Lead Virtual FIRST DATE in July
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2021

Art Lab¬†and¬†ShowTown Productions¬†just announced that¬†Diana DeGarmo¬†and¬†Ace Young¬†‚Äď former ‚ÄúAmerican Idol‚ÄĚ contestants who are married in real life ‚Äď will co-star in a new virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical comedy,¬†First Date. The production, directed by¬†Meg Fofonoff, will stream for five performances from July 23-25 on the ticketing platform, Stellar.¬†

BWW Review: FIRST DATE at NextStop Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: FIRST DATE at NextStop Theatre Company
by Alexander C. Kafka - May 2, 2021

NextStop Theatre Company's 'First Date' has some chemistry, but the script can't figure out quite what genre it wants to be.

City Circle Theatre Company Presents FIRST DATE: A MUSICAL COMEDY Photo City Circle Theatre Company Presents FIRST DATE: A MUSICAL COMEDY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021

When they are set up on a blind date by their well-meaning friends, Casey and Aaron will have to sing and dance their way through the pitfalls and perils of the dreaded first date in this musical comedy fresh from Broadway! Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

FIRST DATE, Starring Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin Comes To BroadwayHD Photo FIRST DATE, Starring Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin Comes To BroadwayHD
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021

First Date: The Musical, starring Samantha Barks as Casey and  Simon Lipkin as Aaron will arrive exclusively on BroadwayHD on February 12th.  The production, directed by Dean Johnson and produced by Lambert Jackson productions, was live streamed for a limited time in October 2020 from the world renowned Crazy Coqs, a music venue in London.  This is the first time the production will be available to fans since the limited engagement this past fall.

BWW Review: FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL, Crazy Coqs Online Photo BWW Review: FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL, Crazy Coqs Online
by Caroline Cronin - Oct 22, 2020

Austin Winberg's musical First Date was first seen on Broadway in 2013. It's a classic American story of two mismatched singletons in New York - Aaron and Casey - who end up on a blind date, and all the complications that come with that.

BWW Interview: Simon Lipkin Talks FIRST DATE: THE MUSICAL at Crazy Coqs Photo BWW Interview: Simon Lipkin Talks FIRST DATE: THE MUSICAL at Crazy Coqs
by Caroline Cronin - Oct 16, 2020

Austin Winberg's musical First Date was first seen on Broadway in 2013. It's a classic American story of two mis-matched singletons in New York - Aaron and Casey - who end up on a blind date, and all the complications that come with that. Featuring a contemporary rock score by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, First Date the Musical ran for five months on Broadway and hasn't been seen on these shores in a professional capacity until now.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of September 28 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, THE PRIN Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of September 28 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!

Broadway Records to Release World Premiere Recording of SECONDHAND LIONS Photo Broadway Records to Release World Premiere Recording of SECONDHAND LIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2020

Broadway Records announced today the release of the world premiere recording of Secondhand Lions, a new musical with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (First Date) and a book by Rupert Holmes (Mystery of Edwin Drood).

Broadway Rewind: FIRST DATE Gets a Shot at Love on Broadway in 2013 Photo Broadway Rewind: FIRST DATE Gets a Shot at Love on Broadway in 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when First Date arrived on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, where it played for 174 performances. Led by Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, the musical featured a book by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU Photo VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares¬ģ COVID-19 Relief Fund.¬†

Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose, Darren Criss and More Join SOUNDTRACK OF Photo Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose, Darren Criss and More Join SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, are contributing their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares¬ģ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Concord Music Publishing Inks Deal With Tom Kitt, Covering His Full Music Catalog and Photo Concord Music Publishing Inks Deal With Tom Kitt, Covering His Full Music Catalog and Future Works
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2020

Concord Music Publishing has signed an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with composer-lyricist Tom Kitt. The new deal, effective immediately, covers his full music publishing catalog and future works.

Amazon to Develop Musical Comedy NOBODY'S PRINCESS From FIRST DATE Duo Photo Amazon to Develop Musical Comedy NOBODY'S PRINCESS From FIRST DATE Duo
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 10, 2020

Amazon is set to develop the musical comedy, Nobody's Princess, which puts a contemporary spin on classic fairytale princesses, according to Deadline.

BWW Review: FIRST DATE at the Gryphon Theatre - Simple, Sweet and Entertaining Photo BWW Review: FIRST DATE at the Gryphon Theatre - Simple, Sweet and Entertaining
by Lindsey Rusling - Dec 2, 2019

First Date is a romantic, musical comedy with book by Austin Winsberg of Gossip Girl fame and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner based on personal experiences with blind dates.

ABC Orders Musical Dramedy From ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Team Photo ABC Orders Musical Dramedy From ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Team
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 14, 2019

ABC ordered a high-concept musical dramedy from the team behind Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

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