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If/Then: Idina Menzel to star in new musical
Idina Menzel will return to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for 'Wicked' ('Elphaba') in If/Then, an original Broadway musical which reunites Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, 'Next to Normal.'
The Broadway production of If/Then will open at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced on 27 Mar 2014, following previews from 04 Mar 2014.
On-sale dates, performance schedule, and ticket information will be announced shortly.
If/Then will have its world premiere in a pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., beginning preview performances on 05 Nov 2013 and opening on 24 Nov 2013.
Set against the ever-shifting landscape of modern day Manhattan, If/Then is a romantic and original new musical about how choice and chance collide and how we learn to love the fallout.
On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth moves to New York City, the ultimate city of possibility, intent on a fresh start – new home, new friends, and hopes for a resurgent career. But even in her carefully planned new life, the smallest decision or most random occurrence will impact her world in ways she never dreamt possible.
If/Then is being produced by David Stone, who produced both 'Wicked' and 'Next to Normal.'
Producer David Stone said,
Producing Next to Normal was one of the most gratifying experiences of my career, and I am deeply honored to have been working once again with Tom, Brian, and Michael on developing their next Broadway musical. Tom and Brian have written an ambitious, challenging, and very moving musical with a tour-de-force role at its center. I am thrilled to have Idina Menzel, whom I consider one of the most exciting stage talents of our time, leading the company and returning to musical theatre with this production.
Idina Menzel said,
I have loved collaborating with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey on the creation of this character. And it is such a blessing to be reunited with Michael Greif, who launched my career with Rent, and David Stone, who took such good care of me with Wicked. I am extremely excited about If/Then and very much look forward to returning home to Broadway.
Composer Tom Kitt and lyricist/book writer Brian Yorkey said,
We started writing If/Then shortly after Next to Normal opened on Broadway, and through all the exciting things that have happened since then, we’ve been so thrilled to keep coming back to this show, our partnership, and our work with Michael and David – it feels like home. And we couldn’t ask for a more exciting leading lady than Idina Menzel, whose unbelievable talent, professionalism, humor and spirit have completely infused this character.”