If/Then: Booking period extended to 12 Oct 2014

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Broadway prmiere of the musical If/Then, starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel and currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, has extended its booking period to 12 Oct 2014. The musical began performances at the Richard Rodgers on 05 Mar 2014, and officially opened on 30 Mar 2014.

Along with Idina Menzel, the musical's principal cast includes Tony Award-winner LaChanze ('The Color Purple'), Anthony Rapp ('Rent'), James Snyder ('Cry-Baby'), 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').

Completing the cast are Joe Cassidy ('Working'), Miguel Cervantes ('American Idiot'), Curtis Holbrook ('West Side Story'), Stephanie Klemons ('In The Heights'), Tyler McGee ('Ghost'), former Broadway.com vlogger Ryann Redmond ('Bring It On'), Joe Aaron Reid ('Catch Me If You Can') and Ann Sanders ('Leap of Faith').

Synopsis: '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 produced by David Stone, who produced both 'Wicked' and 'Next to Normal.'

If/Then had its world premiere in a pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., in Nov 2013.

- by Tom Millward

Idina Menzel as Elizabeth

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