Zachary Levi is looking to conquer another medium: Broadway! Our favorite Nerd announced via Twitter – shortly after the official press release went out – that he will make his Broadway debut opposite Krysta Rodriguez in First Date, a new romantic musical comedy. That’s right, Zac’s going to be singing!
According to the press release, First Date follows two people going on a first date, and all the baggage that comes with them. First Date begins performances Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).
When tightly wound Aaron (Zachary Levi) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) a quick 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 they are not alone on this date as Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons and the wait staff get into the act. Dinner is served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. First Date is Broadway’s new hysterical and hopeful new musical about the chances we take to find love.