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#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment to Host Reading Ahead of Off-Broadway Run

The show previously had a hit three-year run at the Up Comedy Theatre in Chicago.

Brian Gonzales will be part of the cast of a reading of #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment.
(© David Gordon)

Producers Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander, with Remmel Dickinson, Benjamin Lowy, and Adrian Salpeter, have announced that after a hit three-year run at the Up Comedy Theatre in Chicago, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will have a reading on Thursday, October 4, ahead of an off-Broadway opening during the 2018-19 season, with more details to come later.

Created by Robyn Lynne Norris and developed by Alexander, the show, featuring original songs, is written by Norris, Bob Ladewig, and Frank Caeti. The production will be directed by Lorin Latarro (choreographer of Waitress), with music direction by Jonathan Mastro. The cast will include Andrew Chapelle, Brian Gonzales, Michael Hartney, Andy Lucien, J. Elaine Marcos, Marissa Rosen, and Megan Sikora.

#DateMe is described as follows: "40 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment is the outrageous, TRUE story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OkCupid. Creating 38 "undateable" profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love."

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