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First Date
First Date, Longacre Theatre, NYC Show Poster

First Date

Longacre Theatre

1hr, 30mins (0 Intermissions)

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

Theater Info

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Jul 09, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
Jan 05, 2014

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What Is the Story of First Date?
Aaron is a "blind date virgin," while Casey has been on more than her fair share. When the two are set up by a mutual friend, sparks fly—or do they? The night unfolds over the course of this couple’s hilarious first date, and it’s not without its share of surprises in the form of imaginary visits from Aaron’s ex-girlfriend, Casey’s uptight sister, the pair’s protective parents and even their future son! Google background checks, awkward pauses and bailouts are all there during this unforgettable first encounter between two romantics, who just might be perfect for each other. Or not.


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...There's a certain crackle to the performances by Levi and Rodriguez, a kinetic in-the-momentness, that elevates the material.

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

Like the show’s romantic sensibility, the musical idiom is Broadway-lite; but again, not too-too Broadway and not too-too lite — quite suitable, really, for this entertaining, but not overly pushy show.

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

Familiar material is delivered with comic verve and charm in this winning, small-scale tuner.

Review by Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter

That's the entertaining idea behind the sassy new musical comedy, 'First Date.' The overall tone is satiric, but there's a sneakily persistent undercurrent of optimism in the fun, fast-paced production...

Review by Jennifer Farrar from Associated Press


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Zachary Levi
Krysta Rodriguez
Grandma Ida/Lauren/Aaron's Mother
Sara Chase
Reggie/Aaron's Future Son/Edgy British Guy
Kristoffer Cusick
Casey's Father/Blaze/Friendly Therapist
Blake Hammond
Allison/Google Girl/Reggie's Mom
Kate Loprest
Gabe/Edgy Rocker Guy/Gilberto
Bryce Ryness


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Music and Lyrics
Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Austin Winsberg
Bill Berry
Josh Rhodes
Set Designer
David Gallo
Costume Designer
David C. Woolard
Lighting Designer
Mike Baldassari
Sound Designer
Kai Harada