From Dating Disasters to Finding The One, Broadway's First Date Cast Shares Most Memorable Dates

By Michael Gioia
06 Jul 2013



Kevin Kern

Kevin Kern (Standby)

When I was 16, I met my future wife, Megan Lawrence, doing a production of A Chorus Line in Newport, KY, right across the river from Cincinnati. (Fun fact, 19-year-old Andy Blankenbuehler was also in the show.) I think the first date we went on was to see the movie "Ghost." I drove my parents' huge conversion van, as I had just gotten my license. I'm pretty sure I weighed about a hundred pounds and had a sweet geek-fro. (No wonder she fell for me!) We went our separate ways and met back up again seven years later in the ensemble of Les Misérables on Broadway. We've had many dates since (including lots of trips to the delivery room), but it all started with a trip to see Swayze make sweet love to that potter's wheel... I mean, Demi Moore.

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