EXCLUSIVE: First Date Writers Preview "First Impressions"
First Date writers Michael Weiner, Austin Winsberg and Alan Zachary join Playbill in the rehearsal studio for an exclusive preview of their musical, which begins previews July 9 at the Longacre Theatre. Songwriters Zachary and Weiner sing "First Impressions" — a duet sung by Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in the Broadway production — and the pair are joined by bookwriter Winsberg to talk about the musical and what inspired them to write it. For more on First Date, visit PlaybillVault.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.