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November 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

‘First Date’ breaks up with Broadway

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic:

The musical comedy “First Date,” which premiered at Seattle’s ACT Theatre in spring of 2012, will end a six-month Broadway date at the Longacre Theatre on Jan. 5, 2014.  The show will close its run after 34 previews and 174 regular performances.

Co-produced in Seattle by ACT and 5th Avenue theatres, and counting Seattle businessman Ken Alhadeff among its (clarification) New York producers,  “First Date,” about a couple navigating their awkward first encounter, was a sold-out hit at ACT.  But it drew mixed reviews, ranging from enthusiastic to damning, upon arrival on Broadway last summer in an expanded production starring new leads, TV stars Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez. (Considering the subject matter and relatively small cast size, the show is a likely candidate for future regional theater and student productions.)

An original cast recording of the Alan Zachary-Michael Weiner  score for “First Date” was released in October.

 

 

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