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Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway in Musical IF/THEN by Kitt and Yorkey

IF/THEN

Starring
Tony Award-Winner

IDINA MENZEL

To Play Broadway’s
RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE 

The New Musical
From the creators of the Pulitzer Prize-winning
Next to Normal 

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Michael Greif 

Previews begin Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Opening Night is Thursday, March 27, 2014 

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Following a World Premiere Out-of-Town Tryout
at Washington D.C.’s
National Theatre Fall 2013 

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July 17, 2013 – Producer David Stone announced today that 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 play Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) in spring 2014.  Starring Tony Award-Winner Idina Menzel, If/Thenwill begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 4, and officially open on Thursday, March 27, 2014.   On-sale dates, performance schedule, and ticket information will be announced shortly. For more information, please visit IfThenTheMusical.com.

If/Then will have its world premiere in a pre-Broadway out-of-town engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., beginning preview performances on Tuesday, November 5, 2013  and running through December 8, 2013.

On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth moves back 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.  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. 

For subscription and ticket information for the pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., please visit TheNationalDC.com.

ABOUT THE COMPANY AND CREATIVE TEAM

IDINA MENZEL made her Broadway debut in Pulitzer Prize-winner, Rent, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, and followed that with her Tony Award-winning performance in Wicked, which she subsequently brought to London’s West End. Other New York stage work includes See What I Wanna See (Public), The Wild Party (MTC), and Hair (Encores).  Menzel will be featured in the upcoming Disney animated musical, Frozen, opening in November.  She recreated her role of Maureen in Chris Columbus’ film version of Rent, and appeared in movies as varied as Enchanted and Ask the Dust.  On television, Menzel recurred over multiple seasons of Glee and has guest-starred in numerous other shows. In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes solo albums: “Barefoot At the Symphony,” a companion to her PBS Special; “I Stand;” “Here;” and “Still I Can’t Be Still.”  She has performed in solo concerts around the globe, most recently in Australia.  

TOM KITT received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations (with Michael Starobin) for Next to Normal.  His music for Next to Normal also received the 2009 Frederick Loewe Award for dramatic composition and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Score.  Tom was also a co-composer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) of the recent Broadway musical Bring it On.  He is responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Green Day's American Idiot, and provided additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and the CD trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!  Tom is also the composer of High Fidelity (Broadway); The Winter's Tale and All's Well That Ends Well (The Public's NYSF); From Up Here (MTC); and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons.)  As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, his credits include 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and Urban Cowboy.  He is the proud leader of the Tom Kitt Band, whose songs have been featured in film and TV.

BRIAN YORKEY received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2009 Tony Award for Best Score, for Next to Normal. Brian was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal, and his work on the show earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score.  Other theatre credits include Making Tracks, which has played off-Broadway and regionally, the musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet, the country musical Play It By Heart, and a musical adaptation of The Visitor.  Film projects in active development include Score! for Team Downey and Warner Bros., Undercover for Pandemonium Films, and Chase for Anonymous Content and Rosenzweig Films.  Brian has directed off-Broadway and regionally and for seven years was associate artistic director at Village Theatre in Washington state, one of the nation’s leading producers of new musicals. He’s a graduate of Columbia University, where he was artistic director of the Varsity Show, an alum of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.

MICHAEL GREIF recently directed Frankel, Korie, and Greenberg's Far From Heaven at Williamstown Theatre Festival (2012) and Playwrights Horizons (Spring 2013) and LaChiusa'sand Pearson's Giant (Public Theater Fall 2012 / Dallas Theater Center).   Other recent work includes Tony Kushner’s Angels in America Part I and II (Signature Theater Company) and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Public Theater, Signature Theater); Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet for the Public’s Delacorte Theater.  On Broadway, he directed the Pulitzer Prize--winning musicals Next to Normal (also at Second Stage Theatre and Arena Stage) and Rent (also at New York Theatre Workshop, 1996, New World Stages, 2011), as well as Grey Gardens (also at Playwrights Horizons), receiving Tony nominations for each, and Never Gonna Dance. Other Off-Broadway work includes premieres by John Guare, Neal Bell, Theresa Rebeck, Nilo Cruz, Suzan-Lori Parks, Noah Haidle, Jose Rivera, Diana Son, Constance Congdon, and Jessica Hagedorn at The Public, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Class Company, and Roundabout Theatre. Michael received Obie Awards for his productions of Machinal, Rent, and Dogeaters. His revival of Angels in America received the Lortel Award for Best Revival.

DAVID STONE is currently represented around the world by Wicked. He has also produced Next to Normal, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Three Days of Rain, Man of La Mancha, The Vagina Monologues, Fully Committed, Lifegame, The Diary of Anne Frank, Full Gallop, The Santaland Diaries and Family Secrets. David serves on the boards of the Broadway League and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  He also serves on the advisory boards of VDay and Second Stage Theatre. David has lectured on theatre at the Juilliard School, NYU, Yale, Columbia and his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.

 

For more information please visit

IfThenTheMusical.com

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