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Broadway First Dates: Whitney Bashor and Jared Zirilli

They met at the O'Neill…and got roadblocked by Percy Jackson.

When Jared Zirilli (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) first saw Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County) at the O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, he just knew that they were meant to be. Their summertime courtship — which at one point got "roadblocked" by future Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical star Chris McCarrell — proved it, especially because they weren't looking for love at the time. Now married and the parents of a nine-month-old, they recount their charming relationship and take us to Block Island and back.

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