Thursday, August 15, 2013


Last Thursday, I attended the opening of the new musical comedy FIRST DATE in New York.  As an investor/producer for the show, I am naturally biased, but I can honestly say that I had a great time! 
FIRST DATE was a very funny reminder of how we all feel on a first date, particularly the ones that don't go so well.  Zachary Levi, whom you might remember as the star of the hit television show CHUCK is one half of this hilarious opportunity to find true love.  Krista Rodriguez, who had a major role with the recent show SMASH is the other half of the kamikaze evening.  The audience loved the songs, which dealt with the feelings, thoughts, and interpretations of the events that unfolded as the night developed. 
Frankly, the NEW YORK TIMES was not crazy about the show, neither was USA TODAY.  But the rest of the  critics took the show at face value of it being a funny, enjoyable night at the theater.  If you have the chance to see the show, I highly recommend it!
I would love to hear about your dating mishaps, so if you have a funny first date story, share it below in the comments section. 
Pat Halloran
Orpheum President and CEO

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