Zachary Levi to make Broadway debut in ‘First Date’

“Chuck” star Zachary Levi will make his Broadway debut opposite stage and screen alum Krysta Rodriguez in “First Date,” a musical romantic comedy with a book by “Gossip Girl” writer Austin Winsberg.

Previews will start July 9 at the Longacre Theatre, with the opening scheduled for Aug. 8. Music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.

Levi, who sang in Disney’s “Tangled,” will play an uptight banker on a blind date with an artist and serial-dater (Rodriguez) at a New York restaurant, where patrons and staff become a chorus of the pair’s inner critics, singing and dancing through a meal of drinks, apps, Google background checks and fake emergency phone calls.


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“First Date” premiered last year in Seattle and won four Seattle Times Footlight Awards, including best musical.

Levi, best known for playing underachiever-turned-super spy on NBC’s “Chuck,” can next be seen on-screen in the film “Thor: The Dark World.”

Rodriguez, who played Ana Vargas on “Smash,” originated the role of Wednesday Addams in Broadway’s “The Addams Family.”


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