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First Date to Close on Broadway

The new musical will play its final Broadway performance next year.

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in First Date.
Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in First Date.
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The new Broadway musical First Date will play its final performance at the Longacre Theatre on January 5, 2014. By closing, the tuner will have played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. First Date began Broadway performances on July 9, 2013. The show has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, and direction by Bill Berry.

First Date stars Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, and also features Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest, Bryce Ryness, Eric Ankrim, Kevin Kern, Vicki Noon, and Sydney Shepherd.

Press materials for the musical describe the story as such: "When tightly wound Aaron (Zachary Levi) is set up with serial dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez), a quick drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds they are not alone on this date as Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons and the wait staff get into the act."

An original cast recording of First Date was released by Yellow Sound Label, and is available digitally on iTunes and at

To read TheaterMania's review of First Date, click here.

For more information and tickets to First Date, click here.

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Closed: January 5, 2014