Who says there are no new Broadway shows in the summertime? Bucking that trend is the team behind the anticipated new musical First Date, which begins previews next month on Broadway and marks the long hoped-for Broadway debut of Zachary Levi (TV’s Chuck, the upcoming film Thor: The Dark World…oh, and this duet).
Also starring Krysta Rodriguez (late of The Addams Family and who recently finished a stint on Smash as the put-upon Hit List-er Ana), the tuner explores the shiver-inducing world of the blind date through song involving newbie Aaron (Levi) and serial-dater Casey (Rodriguez) which unfolds in real time over a course of appetizers, dinner and drinks. And who can’t relate to that? Something tells us this will be way more fun though.
First Date will begin previews at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre on July 9th, with an opening scheduled for August 8th. Tickets are available on the show’s official website.