The Off-Broadway premiere of Robyn Lynne Norris' #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment opened at the Westside Theatre July 21 after beginning preview performances June 20. Seen in Los Angeles and Chicago, the musical comedy is the result of Norris' real-life experiment in which she created 38 “undateable” profiles on the popular dating site OkCupid.
Part improv, part immersive, and part sketch comedy, #DateMe invites all audiences to download the show app and participate in the experiment.
The show, developed with Diane Alexander and directed by Lorin Latarro (Waitress), features lyrics by Norris, Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, and Bob Ladewig, with original music by Sam Davis.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Go Inside Opening Night of #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment Off-Broadway
#DateMe Off-Broadway stars Kaitlyn Black (Hart of Dixie), Megan Sikora (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Chris Alvarado (The Cool Kids), Jonathan Gregg (High Maintenance), Liz Wisan (Gloria: A Life), and Eric Lockley (Choir Boy) with Jillian Gottlieb and Jonathan Wagner as understudies.
The creative team features David Arsenault (scenic design), Vanessa Leuck (costume design), Travis McHale (lighting design), Kevin Heard (sound design), Sam Hains (projection and interconnectivity designer), and Jonathan Mastro (music director). Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.
#DateMe is produced Off-Broadway by Elizabeth Williams and Alexander with Remmel Dickinson, Benjamin Lowy, and Adrian Salpeter.