If/then announces full principal cast
Jerry Dixon (original cast of'tick, tick...Boom!' 'Once on This Island'), Jenn Colella ('Chaplin,' 'High Fidelity'), Jason Tam ('A Chorus Line,' 'Lysistrata Jones') and Tamika Lawrence (Matilda) will join the previously announced Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder in the upcoming Broadway musical If/Then.
If/Then, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind 'Next To Normal,' Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), will open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on 27 Mar 2014, following previews from 04 Mar 2014.
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 (Idina Menzel ) 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 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 musical is being produced by David Stone, who produced both 'Wicked' and 'Next to Normal.'
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.
Bios: Jerry Dixon has appeared in the Broadway and off-Broadway original casts of 'Once on This Island,' 'Five Guys Named Moe,' 'Bright Lights, Big City,' 'The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,' 'tick, tick... BOOM!,' 'newyorkers' and R'omantic Poetry.' His television and film credits include "Law & Order," "Everwood," "Peace Maker," "As The World Turns" and "Guiding Light." He has directed productions of 'Show Boat,' 'tick, tick... BOOM!,' 'Barnstormer,' 'Bernarda Alba,' 'Crowns,' 'Ain't Misbehavin,' and 'LaChanze in Concert' (Lincoln Center).
Jenn Colella has starred on Broadway in 'Urban Cowboy,' 'High Fidelity' and as 'Hedda Hopper' in 'Chaplin.' Her Off-Broadway credits include 'Closer Than Ever,' 'Lucky Guy,' 'Slut,' 'Beebo Brinker Chronicles' and 'Don't Quit Your Night Job.' Her television and film credits include "Cashmere Mafia," "Rescue Me," "The Good Wife," "Sondheim's Birthday Celebration" on PBS and "Uncertainty" (opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
Jason Tam's Broadway credits include 'Lysistrata Jones' (Xander, Astaire Award nomination), 'A Chorus Line' and 'Les Miserables.' Off-Broadway he has been seen in 'Marry Me A Little' and on tour in Les Miserables. Regionally he has appeared at the Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, and Casa Mañana. His TV credits include "Do No Harm," "Guilty," "Hawaii 5-0," "One Life to Live" and "Beyond the Break."
Tamika Lawrence is currently in 'Matilda' on Broadway. Her other credits include 'The Book of Mormon,' 'Rent' (off-Broadway, directed by Michael Greif), and regional productions of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Hair' and 'Ain't Misbehavin'.' Her television credits include "Law & Order: SVU" and "Live with Regis and Kelly."
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