First Date is a brand new comedy musical which is all set to make its Broadway premier this August. World premiere of the musical took place at ACT Theatre, Seattle in 2012. As the musical is about to come out, there are long lines of young people at the stage door clamoring to have a “first date” with SMASH's star Krysta Rodriguez and Chuck's star Zachary Levi. In no time a national tour will be planned and the musical will be spreading out in the country. Meanwhile people will keep enjoying this light-hearted show in New York.
Set in the present day New York City, First Date the musical is a spicy show which all starts with a blind date. Aaron is a wound up guy who works in Wall Street while Casey is a cool-laid back soho artist. A hilarious dinner follows a quick drink and the show is made exciting with quick background checks, fake phone calls and swarming of uptown girl and bad boy exes. But there is also a very saucy chemistry between the two which is highly infectious.
Cast, Crew and Creative Team
First Date the musical is based on the book by Austin Winsberg who has worked for television (Jake in Progress, Gossip Girl) as well as movies for Warner Bros and Dreamworks Animation. Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary have worked on the music and lyrics of the show; both are aces of their industry. Bill Berry is the director of the show who is a part of 5th Avenue Theatre for some years now and has productions like "Rent", "West Side Story", "The Music Man" and "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" to his credit. Scenic design, costumes, lighting, sound, orchestration and choreography, all has been done by a team of highly professional people. The cast and crew have given its best effort in making this musical a success. We still have to see the audience and critic response on Broadway but from the looks of it, it's going to be a smash hit.
First Date at the Longacre Theatre
Located at 220 West 48th Street, Longacre Theatre with French neo-classical architecture is all ready to show First Date the musical after having staged big hits like "La Cage aux Folles", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "The Young Man From Atlanta", "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "The Ritz". There couldn't have been a better choice of the venue than this. Millions of people who have been within the premises of this venue can testify what an amazing experience it is to enjoy a show from the cozy seats of Longacre Theatre.
Watching First Date
First Date the musical has moments that we can all relate to. Many of us or someone we know has been to a blind date so we all know how scary and haphazard it can get. As for Aaron and Casey, their date turns out to be a ride on a roller-coaster as they find out that there is more to this unpredictable evening than they were expecting...or not expecting.
The show's previews are gaining enough appreciation and audience turn up. First Date tickets for the Broadway premiere are in high demand and audience have high expectations. They won't be disappointed.