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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:48

James Snyder Joins the Cast of IF/THEN

James Snyder 


Joins the Cast of the
Broadway-Bound Musical


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
At Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre 

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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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August 7, 2013JAMES SNYDER (Broadway’s Cry-Baby, Goodspeed’s Carousel) has joined the company of 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).  Mr. Snyder joins the previously announced Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp. 

Mr. Snyder will play Josh, a doctor and army reservist who meets Elizabeth (Menzel) on her first day back in New York City.  Additional casting and the full creative team will be announced shortly.

JAMES SNYDER has been seen on stage and screen, notably in Broadway’s Cry-Baby, for which he received a Drama League Award nomination, and recently as Billy Bigelow in Goodspeed Opera House’s production of Carousel. His additional theatre credits include Johnny Baseball at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Fanny at New York City Center, Broadway: Three Generations at The Kennedy Center, Rock of Ages (Los Angeles, Las Vegas), Oedipus the King, Mama (Troubadour Theater Co.), Happy Days, The Fantasticks (Sacramento Music Circus), Hamlet, Sneaux, Oklahoma!, and Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes.  On television, he has appeared in Blue Bloods, Drop Dead Diva, CSIWithout a Trace, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, among others.  James’ film credits include She’s The Man, An American in China, Anderson’s Cross, Shuttle, Pretty Persuasion (Sundance Film Festival), and the upcoming indie film, Meth Head.  His solo album, L.A. Curse, is available on iTunes and

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. 

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

If/Thenwill play Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) in spring 2014, beginning preview performances on Tuesday, March 4, and officially opening on Thursday, March 27, 2014.   

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