Toronto Hit Blind Date Begins Limited Manhattan Run Dec. 2; Kevin McCollum Produces

News   Toronto Hit Blind Date Begins Limited Manhattan Run Dec. 2; Kevin McCollum Produces Rebecca Northan's comedy Blind Date, acclaimed recently in Toronto, gets its U.S. premiere Off-Broadway starting Dec. 2 at Ars Nova in midtown.

Created by and starring Northan, Blind Date is presented by Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone). Opening night is Dec. 6.

In the comedy, Northan plays Mimi, a Parisian woman who goes on a blind date with a different man every night. Her date "is selected directly from the audience." Blind Date, according to the creators, "takes the audience — and Mimi and her date — through the unforgettable stages of romance, from courtship to commitment, all in 90 minutes."

Critics hailed Blind Date when it opened at World Stage at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre.

Created by and starring Northan, Blind Date features a supporting cast of Jamie Northan and Bruce Horak. Sound design is by Sean Bowie.

Northan is a Canadian actor, improviser, theatre director and creative artist. She is known for playing the hippie mother Diane Macleod on the CTV & Comedy Network sitcom "Alice, I Think." Other credits include Comedy Network's "The Joe Blow Show" (Gemini Award nominee); the films "The Rocker" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium." Blind Date will play to Dec. 20 at the Ars Nova building (511 West 54th Street) with a performance schedule of Mondays at 8 PM, Thursday–Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 7 PM & 10 PM, and Sundays at 7 PM.

General admission tickets are $40 and can be reserved through OvationTix by calling (866) 811-4111, or by visiting www.BlindDateNYC.com.

There will be a $20 cash-only student rush ticket available at the theatre — subject to availability — prior to each show.

Rebecca Northan
Rebecca Northan Photo by Greg Tjepkema
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