When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, 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 nor 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?
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"A winning crowd-pleaser delivered with comic verve and charm." The Hollywood Reporter
"This is one first date you don't want to end! Fun and very funny by a pair of boffo lead performances that make a perfect match in Broadway's newest musical." NY1
"Sassy, madcap fun!" Associated Press
"First Date should be the first show you see this season." WOR Radio
First Date premiered in Seattle in March 2012, co-produced by 5th Avenue Theatre and A Contemporary Theatre.
The show opened on August 8th, 2013 at the Longacre Theatre.