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A new musical comedy that explores the most dreaded human endeavor in existence - the blind date.

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Zachary Levi on First Date Fans, His Tangled Musical Past and Why Every Actor Should Aim for Broadway

Zachary Levi on First Date Fans, His Tangled Musical Past and Why Every Actor Should Aim for Broadway

This summer, Broadway audiences have been swooning over the latest TV star to make the leap onto the stage. Former Chuck headliner Zachary Levi is earning raves for his performance as a newbie blind dater (who gets set up with Krysta Rodriguez) in the new Broadway musical comedy First Date. There's a lot to love about Levi, who sat down ...

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First Date's Bryce Ryness Loves The West Wing, Baseball, BuzzFeed and More

First Date's Bryce Ryness Loves The West Wing, Baseball, BuzzFeed and More

Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. This week, we’re polling talented (and ferociously funny) Hair alum Bryce Ryness, who’s currently giving a scene-stealing performance as a womanizing dating expert (among other characters) in the Broadway ...

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Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 3: Sing It!

Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 3: Sing It!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a cast recording session? Find out with First Date star and Broadway.com video blogger Krysta Rodriguez in the newest episode of Kiss & Tell!

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Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the First Date Ensemble Hit the Studio to Record Their Cast Album

Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the First Date Ensemble Hit the Studio to Record Their Cast Album
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It’s cast album recording day for the Broadway ensemble of the new musical comedy First Date! The talented group of actors made their way into the recording studio on August 12 to lay down tracks for the show’s original cast album, which will preserve the hilarious music and lyrics by First Date’s first-rate composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary ...

Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 2: Opening Night Presents and Parties!

Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 2: Opening Night Presents and Parties!

In the second episode of her backstage video blog, Krysta Rodriguez brings viewers behind the scenes of First Date's opening night and later sits down with co-star Zachary Levi to answer your Twitter questions!

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Cast Album Alert! Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez to Record Their Broadway First Date

Cast Album Alert! Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez to Record Their Broadway First Date

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez are headed into the studio on August 12 to record the original Broadway cast album of First Date, the new Broadway musical comedy that opened at the Longacre Theatre on August 8. Recorded and released by Yellow Sound Label and executive produced by Altar Identity Studios, the cast recording of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner’s ...

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Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the Stars of First Date Have Flirty Fun on Opening Night

Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the Stars of First Date Have Flirty Fun on Opening Night

On opening night of the new Broadway musical comedy First Date, stars Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the rest of the cast dished about their funny, flirty ensemble and what makes this show a perfect theater date night.

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Fall in Love with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the Cast of First Date on Opening Night

Fall in Love with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the Cast of First Date on Opening Night
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Despite the rainy weather, well-wishers galore followed their hearts to the Longacre Theatre on August 8, where the new musical comedy First Date took its big opening night bow. The raucous rom-com, led by stars Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, brought down the house, and the energy kept going as the cast and creators celebrated their opening with a fun-filled ...

Musical Comedy First Date, Starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, Opens on Broadway

Musical Comedy First Date, Starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, Opens on Broadway

Finally, a First Date that will have you in fits of laughter instead of nerves. The musical romantic comedy opens at the Longacre Theatre on August 8. Directed by Bill Berry, the hilarious new show stars Smash diva Krysta Rodriguez and Chuck star Zachary Levi.

The hilariously accurate musical follows self-proclaimed serial dater Casey and "blind date virgin" Aaron (Levi ...

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Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 1: Stage Door Dance Party!

Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 1: Stage Door Dance Party!

In the first episode of Kiss & Tell, First Date star Krysta Rodriguez brings viewers behind the scenes at Broadway in Bryant Park, demonstrates her love for Zachary Levi's dressing room couch and starts a new tradition at the stage door.

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What a Catch! First Date Star Krysta Rodriguez Is Broadway.com’s Red-Hot New Video Blogger

What a Catch! First Date Star Krysta Rodriguez Is Broadway.com’s Red-Hot New Video Blogger

So a girl walks into a bar… to start filming her brand new backstage video blog! First Date leading lady Krysta Rodriguez will bring viewers along for a weekly date behind the scenes at the Longacre Theatre, where Rodriguez is starring in the brand new Broadway musical comedy. Set your calendars for Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date with ...

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Squigs Serves Up an Order of Love for Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in First Date

Squigs Serves Up an Order of Love for Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in First Date

In Broadway’s newest musical comedy First Date, the table is set for a night of romance and chemistry between two strangers—and wouldn’t you know it, but Justin “Squigs” Robertson has captured just that in his latest Broadway Ink! Squigs’ piping hot sketch of First Date’s gorgeous ensemble cast features Krysta Rodriguez as serial dater Casey and Zachary Levi as ...

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First Date’s Zachary Levi Talks ‘Chuck the Musical’ and Disneyland Dating Disasters on The Tonight Show

First Date’s Zachary Levi Talks ‘Chuck the Musical’ and Disneyland Dating Disasters on The Tonight Show

Although he’s nowhere near as tightly wound as his character in Broadway’s First Date, Zachary Levi does share one thing with his character Aaron: a handful of dating disasters! While stopping by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Levi dished about the excitement of making his Broadway debut, his harrowing experience on a date at Disneyland and the reason why ...

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Love Is in the Air! Score a First Look at Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez’s Broadway First Date

Love Is in the Air! Score a First Look at Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez’s Broadway First Date
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What happens when a blind date virgin is set up with a serial dater? That’s the conceit of First Date, the raucously funny new musical starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez. Before you go on this Broadway blind date, you can check out a first look at photos from the super cool production, which also stars Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick ...

Hot Shot! Eric Ankrim Feels the Love from Krysta Rodriguez on His First Night in First Date

Hot Shot! Eric Ankrim Feels the Love from Krysta Rodriguez on His First Night in First Date

While Zachary Levi geeks out at Comic-Con this week, there’s a new romance blooming for Krysta Rodriguez on the stage in Broadway’s raucous musical comedy First Date. Eric Ankrim, who starred in the show’s premiere run in Seattle in 2012, stepped into the leading role of Aaron on July 16, and he’ll test the romantic waters opposite Rodriguez all week ...

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Librettist Austin Winsberg on How Panic Attacks and Dating Disasters Inspired the New Musical First Date

Librettist Austin Winsberg on How Panic Attacks and Dating Disasters Inspired the New Musical First Date

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Austin Winsberg has been on quite a few bad dates, and he wants to share them with you! The playwright is bringing his own experience to the table as he makes his Broadway debut with the hysterical book for the brand new musical comedy First Date, which arrives at the Longacre Theatre after an acclaimed run at ...

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First Date’s Eric Ankrim Steps in for Zachary Levi During Comic-Con...and Raps About It!

First Date’s Eric Ankrim Steps in for Zachary Levi During Comic-Con...and Raps About It!

Please be advised that Zachary Levi will not appear at this performance! The Chuck star made his Broadway debut last week in the hilarious new musical comedy First Date, but due to a prior commitment at Comic-Con in San Diego (in support of his group Nerd Machine), Levi will step out of the show for the week of July 16-21 ...

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First Date Star Krysta Rodriguez on Her Jaded Past, Smash Hate-Tweets & Sparring with the 'Charming as Hell' Zachary Levi

First Date Star Krysta Rodriguez on Her Jaded Past, Smash Hate-Tweets & Sparring with the 'Charming as Hell' Zachary Levi

Don’t you mess around with First Date star Krysta Rodriguez! The Smash, Addams Family and Spring Awakening favorite chats about her childhood as a Christian TV star, swingin' on Broadway and showing theater newbie Zachary Levi the ropes.

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Megan Hilty Shares a Fabulous First Date with Zachary Levi & Her Smash Co-Star Krysta Rodriguez

Megan Hilty Shares a Fabulous First Date with Zachary Levi & Her Smash Co-Star Krysta Rodriguez
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Smash sweetheart and Broadway vet Megan Hilty wasted no time checking out the new musical comedy First Date, heading to the Longacre Theatre on July 10 to see the romantic shenanigans of Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez (her co-star in the second season of Smash) and the show's multitasking ensemble. Hilty, a former Glinda in Wicked, had a second special ...

Exclusive Party Pics! Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Toast First Date’s First Preview

Exclusive Party Pics! Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Toast First Date’s First Preview
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The curtain has officially risen on Broadway’s newest musical comedy First Date, which began preview performances to a packed house at the Longacre Theatre on July 9. The night was also a memorable one for TV star Zachary Levi, who celebrated his Broadway debut, and Krysta Rodriguez, who returns to Broadway for the first time since her killer role on ...

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Get Ready for Romance as First Date Begins Previews

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Get Ready for Romance as First Date Begins Previews

Will sparks fly between Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez? Find out for yourself by catching Broadway’s new musical comedy First Date, which begins preview performances at the Longacre Theatre on July 9. The show opens officially on August 8.

Chuck’s Levi (in his Broadway debut) and Smash alum Rodriguez star as two strangers who go on a blind date ...

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How Did First Date Composer Michael Weiner Turn a Dating Setback into a Showtune?

How Did First Date Composer Michael Weiner Turn a Dating Setback into a Showtune?

Think twice before you reject a musical theater composer—you might just make it into the show he’s writing!

First Date composer Michael Weiner recently married Wendi Bergamini (a Broadway actress whose credits include Promises, Promises and Evita) but according to The New York Times, Weiner and Bergamini’s relationship inspired at least one tune in the upcoming Broadway musical comedy, which ...

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Exclusive Photos! Go Inside Rehearsal for Broadway’s First Date With Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez

Exclusive Photos! Go Inside Rehearsal for Broadway’s First Date With Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez
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It’s theater love at first sight as we’ve fallen head over heels for the brand new Broadway musical comedy First Date. The show stars stage vet Krysta Rodriguez (Smash) and Chuck leading man Zachary Levi (making his Broadway debut) as two strangers who embark on one of the most eventful first dates—ever. Broadway.com’s roving photographer Jenny Anderson dropped ...

Exclusive! See Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the Cast of First Date Share Their Dating Disasters

Exclusive! See Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the Cast of First Date Share Their Dating Disasters

Good or bad, everyone’s been on a first date, and that’s exactly why audience members from all walks of life will relate to Broadway’s newest musical comedy First Date, starring Chuck’s Zachary Levi and Smash’s Krysta Rodriguez. In an exclusive video from behind the scenes of the show’s swanky photo shoot, Levi and Rodriguez sat down to recall ...

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Tickets on Sale for Broadway’s New Musical Comedy First Date, Starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez

Tickets on Sale for Broadway’s New Musical Comedy First Date, Starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez

The box office has opened and tickets are now on sale for upcoming musical comedy First Date, which opens on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on August 8. The show, starring Chuck’s Zachary Levi and Smash’s Krysta Rodriguez, begins preview performances on July 9.

The show tells the story of the tightly-wound Aaron (Levi) and serial dater Casey ...

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