The hilarious musical First Date will be performed at the Longacre Theatre in New York City on Jan.
4 and 5. This delightful show portrays Soho artist Casey as she goes on a first date with Wall Street Trader Aaron, giving
you insight into both of their fears and struggles as they navigate the ever-complicated dating scene. The production was
a huge success when it made its debut in Seattle in 2012 at ACT Theatre, leading it to its current Broadway run. So far, critics
and theater lovers alike have been impressed with this charming play. Bring a date or some friends along to this Broadway
sensation and get ready for some big laughs!
First Date is one of the only plays out there
that provides an eye-opening look at what being on a first date is really like. It shows how the people around you are always
ready to give you unsolicited advice about your date, including ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, your parents, professors, and
even the waiter serving your table. First Date manages to be lighthearted and warm while still maintaining an air of sophistication
and intelligence. You're sure to be giggling all throughout this witty production. But don't delay, because tickets to see
this red-hot show don't last very long. You would do well to book your seats as early as possible, so that you don't miss
out on all the incredible action. Head right over to StubHub to secure the best seats available for the most competitive prices!
The historic Longacre Theatre is considered an iconic venue in the Broadway theatre scene. It first opened
back in 1913, and has since featured several of the most renowned productions in Broadway history, such as The Ritz, Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Ain't Misbehavin', and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, among many others.
First Date the Musicalfeatures a book by Austin Winsberg, as well as music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael
Weiner. The show is based on the concept of a blind date, and its worldwide premiere took place in 2012 at Seattle's ACT Theatre
in a 5th Avenue Theatre co-production. The show also made its debut on Broadway on August 8, 2013 at the Longacre Theatre.
high-strung Aaron is set up with a laid-back girl named Casey, a quick drink turns into a comical dinner, with a series of
Google background checks, prank emergency phone calls, and crazy ex-lovers, with plenty of chemistry between the two. Find
out if these two very different people can turn a disastrous date into a heartwarming connection before the check arrives!
musical's original production that took place at Seattle's ACT Theatre in 2012 went on from March 10 until May 20. First Date
started previewing on July 9, 2013, at the Longacre Theatre in New York City, with its official opening night taking place
on August 8, 2013. The show gets its roots from a book by Austin Winsberg, and is inspired mainly by personal experiences.
The play boasts direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, scenic design
by David Gallo, lighting design by Mike Baldassari, and sound design by Kai Harada. In May 2013, Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez
were confirmed as the stars of the production, playing the lead roles of Aaron and Casey. The role of Aaron was portrayed
by Eric Ankrim for the July 16–21 preview dates, due to Levi's Comic-Con commitment. Ankrim had formerly portrayed the
role in Seattle. The show takes place all in one act, so no intermission exists.
The production's musical numbers consist
of "The One" by the Company, "First Impressions" by Aaron and Casey, "Bailout Song #1" by Reggie, "The Girl For You" by the
Company, "The Awkward Pause" by the Company, "Allison's Theme #1" by Allison, "That's Why You Love Me" by the Bad Boys, "Bailout
Song #2" by Reggie, "Safer" by Casey, "I'd Order Love" by the Waiter, "Allison's Theme #2"by Aaron, Allison, and Gabe, "The
Things I Never Said" by Aaron and Aaron's Mother, "Bailout Song #3" by Reggie, "In Love With You" by Aaron, "The Check!" by
the Company, and "Something That Will Last" by Casey, Aaron, and the Company.
The role of Man #3 was played by Richard
Gray and Greg McCormick Allen in Seattle, but portrayed by Blake Hammond on Broadway. Man #2 was played by Benjamin Harris
in Seattle, but portrayed by Kristoffer Cusick on Broadway. Woman #2 was played by Vicki Noon in Seattle, but portrayed by
Kate Loprest on Broadway. Man #1 was played by Brandon O'Neill in Seattle, but portrayed by Bryce Ryness on Broadway. Woman
#1 was played by Billie Wildrick in Seattle, but portrayed by Sara Chase on Broadway. Casey was played by Kelly Karbacz in
Seattle, but portrayed by Krysta Rodriguez on Broadway. Aaron was played by Eric Ankrim in Seattle, but portrayed by Zachary
Levi on Broadway.