When blind date newbie Aaron (Zachary Levi; “Chuck” and Thor: The Dark World) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez; “Smash” and The Addams Family), a casual 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 that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? First Date is a hysterical and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love.
First Date had its world premiere at ACT/5th Avenue Theatre in 2012. It opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez on August 8, 2013 and played 174 performances before closing on January 5, 2014. It is now scheduled to be licensed all over the world through the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.