Opposites Attract in New Broadway Musical 'First Date'

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in 'First Date' at the Longacre Theatre. Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in First Date at the Longacre Theatre. (Joan Marcus)

Who doesn't remember the awkwardness of a first date? First Date, the first new Broadway musical of the season playing at the Longacre Theatre, is a romantic comedy about a young couple meeting for the first time on a blind date. The book is by Austin Winsberg and the score is by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Zachary Levi from the television series "Chuck" stars alongside Krysta Rodriguez, who appeared in the backstage-on-Broadway series "Smash."

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood tells us if the two leading characters, Aaron, a nice Jewish guy who’s a banker, and Casey, “who falls for bad boys,” will survive this first date while pointing out some of the highlights in what is otherwise a familiar story.

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