PHOTO CALL: Broadway's First Date Heads Into the Recording Studio

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The cast of the new Broadway romantic musical comedy First Date, starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, headed into a recording studio to preserve the Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner score Aug. 12.

Executive-produced by Altar Identity Studios, the album will be released by Yellow Sound Label, produced by Michael Croiter and Dominick Amendum, later in the fall. The recording will be available through Amazon, iTunes and everywhere music is sold.

Directed by Bill Berry, First Date has a book by Austin Winsberg, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum.

The musical casts Levi as Aaron and Rodriguez as Casey with Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest and Bryce Ryness as well as Eric Ankrim, Kevin Kern, Vicki Noon and Sydney Shepherd.

First Date began performances July 9 and officially opened Aug. 8 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).

"When tightly wound Aaron (Zachary Levi) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) a quick drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner," according to press notes. "As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds they are not alone on this date as Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons and the wait staff get into the act. Dinner is served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines."

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