First Date Musical, Starring Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin, Will Stream on BroadwayHD
Dean Johnson directs the production, filmed at London’s Crazy Coqs.
Lambert Jackson Productions and Crazy Coqs’ virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical First Date, which debuted in October 2020 for a limited virtual engagement, will stream globally on BroadwayHD beginning February 12.
The musical, filmed at Crazy Coqs, stars Samantha Barks (Pretty Woman, Les Misérables, Disney’s upcoming West End Frozen) as Casey and Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Ghost Stories) as Aaron, with Nicholas McLean (Wicked, Cinderella) as Man #1, Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Only Fools, Horses The Musical) as Man #2, Rufus Kampa (Goodnight Mister Tom) as Young Aaron, and Danielle Steers (Sweet Charity, Bat Out Of Hell) as Woman #1. Dean Johnson directed and served as videographer.
First Date: The Musical has a book by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The creative team also included musical supervisor Adam Hoskins and musical director Josh Winstone.
Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, co-founders of BroadwayHD, said in a statement, “Performers have been able to do some really excellent work over the past few months, despite all of the challenges, and First Date is a great example of that. It was a special treat for fans who were able to catch the livestream this fall, and we feel privileged to make it available again to a global audience through BroadwayHD. We know viewers will just fall in love with this show.”
In the musical, New York City singles Casey and Aaron have been set up by friends and family, but from the outset this first date seems to be doomed. With the help of a meddling but well-meaning waiter and a host of other characters along the way, the mismatched pair navigate a potential dating disaster in the hopes of finding something special before the check arrives.
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