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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 BWW News Desk - 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.

Sara Mearns Performs in the World Premiere of STORM by Zoe Sarnak Photo Sara Mearns Performs in the World Premiere of STORM by Zoe Sarnak
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020

On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will co-presented with Barrington Stage Company, Broadway Dance Center, Kaatsbaan, The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Spoleto Festival USAthe premiere of Storm.

Sara Mearns Performs in the World Premiere of STORM as Part of Works & Process Artist Photo Sara Mearns Performs in the World Premiere of STORM as Part of Works & Process Artists Virtual Commissions
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020

On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will present the premiere of Storm as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series.

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 BWW News Desk - 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.

The Tank to Present LA PUCELLE (JOAN OF ARC) Photo The Tank to Present LA PUCELLE (JOAN OF ARC)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

The Tank will present  La Pucelle (Joan of Arc). La Pucelle is a multimedia Shakespearean mashup and extended soliloquy of Joan of Arc on the eve of battle, written by John Reed

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 TV News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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. 

BWW Review: Swipe Right on a Flirty and Fun FIRST DATE at Stage West Theatre Photo BWW Review: Swipe Right on a Flirty and Fun FIRST DATE at Stage West Theatre
by Zac Thriffiley - Sep 22, 2019

FIRST DATE, the romantic comedy musical closing out Stage West Theatre's 40th season, is sweet, charming, tender, uproariously funny, and a celebration of all the worthwhile risks we take in the search for love.

FIRST DATE Comes To Stage West Photo FIRST DATE Comes To Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Stage West presents First Date, Book by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

TBT: FIRST DATE Makes Its First Impression On Broadway! Photo TBT: FIRST DATE Makes Its First Impression On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2019

This is definitely something that will last: on this day six years ago, the original musical First Date officially opened on Broadway! To celebrate, we're looking back at the show's opening night with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Get a peek at the show's first impression by checking out the video!

Photo Flash: Little Theatre of the Rockies Presents FIRST DATE! Photo Photo Flash: Little Theatre of the Rockies Presents FIRST DATE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

This comedic Broadway musical paints the picture of every blind date full of first impressions, awkward pauses, and unexpected attractions. First Date by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner follows blind date newbie Aaron and serial-dater Casey as they meet for the first time in a bustling New York restaurant. What was supposed to be a relaxed drink by the bar soon turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner.

Wake Up With BWW 6/14: Ed Harris in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/14: Ed Harris in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ed Harris will replace Jeff Daniels in To Kill A Mockingbird, and more!

Jelani Alladin, Hailey Kilgore in THE NOTEBOOK; Additional Casting Announced for Vass Photo Jelani Alladin, Hailey Kilgore in THE NOTEBOOK; Additional Casting Announced for Vassar Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 35th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts next Thursday, June 20 and runs through Sunday, July 28.

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young To Lead FIRST DATE National Tour Photo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young To Lead FIRST DATE National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that that Broadway Stars and real-life couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will headline the First National Tour of the musical comedy First Date. Although DeGarmo and Young were both contestants on 'American Idol,' their 'first date' was during the Broadway production of HAIR in 2010. After dating for three years, they tied the knot in 2013 and immediately starred in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. They will share the stage once again beginning fall of 2020. First Date is written by Austin Winsberg (book) with Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics) and this newly updated production will be directed by Matt DiCarlo (NYNational Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong). Tour route and additional cast TBA.  

Jonathan Larson Grant Winners Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak Take The Stage On March 24 Photo Jonathan Larson Grant Winners Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak Take The Stage On March 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Celebrate the next generation of artists with 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant winners Emily Kaczmarek and Zoe Sarnak as part of the Larson Legacy Concert series at Adelphi's Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Sunday, March 24.

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