FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 2014


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From the Press Release:

FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed musical comedy 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.

FIRST DATE stars Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, features Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest, and Bryce Ryness, in a cast that includes Eric Ankrim, Kevin Kern, Vicki Noon, and Sydney Shepherd.  The Cast Album of FIRST DATE debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and was the highest ranking new cast album on the Billboard charts at its debut.

When tightly wound Aaron (Zachary Levi) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) a quick drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner.  Dinner is served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers, and potential conversational land mines.

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