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Broadway-Bound Musical IF/THEN Announces Complete Creative Team and Cast

Complete Creative Team and Cast
Announced For The
Broadway-Bound Musical

IF/THEN

Choreography by LARRY KEIGWIN

Set Design by MARK WENDLAND

Costume Design by EMILY REBHOLZ

Lighting Design by KENNETH POSNER

Sound Design by BRIAN RONAN

The company to include

JOE CASSIDY, MIGUEL CERVANTES,
CURTIS HOLBROOK, STEPHANIE KLEMONS,
TYLER McGEE, RYANN REDMOND,
JOE AARON REID and ANN SANDERS 

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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Tickets for Washington D.C. Engagement
Go On Sale to the General Public on Sunday, September 8

August 27, 2013 – Producer David Stone has announced the creative team and complete casting for If/Then,the upcoming world premiere 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).  Tickets for the world premiere engagement in Washington, D.C. go on sale to the general public on Sunday, September 8and will be available at thenationaldc.com, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre box office (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW).

If/Then will feature choreography by Larry Keigwin, founder of the contemporary dance company, KEIGWIN + COMPANY.  Keigwin choreographed the new musical, Tales of the City, at ACT as well as the recent off-Broadway revival of Rent.  He is making his Broadway choreography debut with this production.  If/Then will feature set design by Tony Award-Nominee Mark Wendland (Next to Normal, The Merchant of Venice), costume design by Emily Rebholz (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), lighting design by Tony Award-Winner Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots, Wicked) and sound design by Tony Award-Winner Brian Ronan (Next To Normal, The Book of Mormon).  The production will feature musical direction by Carmel Dean and orchestrations by Tony Award-Winners Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt.

The company of If/Then will feature Joe Cassidy (Working), Miguel Cervantes (American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Curtis Holbrook (West Side Story, Xanadu), Stephanie Klemons (In The Heights), Tyler McGee (Ghost), Ryann Redmond (Bring It On), Joe Aaron Reid (Catch Me If You Can) and Ann Sanders (Leap of Faith).   They join the previously announced Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, and Tamika Lawrence in the Broadway-bound musical. 

On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth (Menzel) 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.  

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

LARRY KEIGWIN (Choreographer) is a native New Yorker and choreographer who has danced his way from the Metropolitan Opera to downtown clubs to Broadway and back. He founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY in 2003 and has led the company as it has performed at theaters and dance festivals throughout New York City and across the country. Since his company’s premiere performance at Joyce Soho in 2003, Keigwin has created dozens of dances for K+C, as well as for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, New York Choreographic Institute, The Juilliard School, Vail International Dance Festival, and many others. His work in musical theater includes choreography for the 2011 production of the musical Tales of the City at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and the new production of Rent, for which he received the 2011 Joe A. Callaway Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Keigwin has designed and choreographed special events including “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show” in New York, which was produced by Vogue magazine and featured more than 150 of the industry’s top models.  Keigwin has also mounted several versions of Bolero, his acclaimed large-scale community project that has been commissioned by communities across the country. He is a co-founder of the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, a multi-disciplinary festival designed to increase cultural opportunities in the region, as well as provide creative residencies to young, emerging choreographers.

MARK WENDLAND (Set Design).  Broadway: Merchant of Venice, Next to Normal, Talk Radio, An Almost Holy Picture, Death of a Salesman.  New York: Murder Ballad, Beauty of the Father, Iron (MTC); Nobody Loves You, Lonely Iʼm Not, Boyʼs Life, Some Men (Second Stage); The Great God Pan, The World Over (Playwrights Horizons); Rent (New World Stages); The Intelligent Homosexualʼs Guide..., Satellites, Fucking A, Pericles, A Dybbuk, The Winterʼs Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens (Public Theatre); Angels in America, Hot-N-Throbbing (Signature); Distracted (Roundabout); UNCONDITIONAL (Labyrinth); A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream, Richard III, Hamlet (CSC).

 

EMILY REBHOLZ (Costume Design).  Broadway: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off- Broadway: The Last Five Years; The Madrid; Slowgirl; Into the Woods; Close Up Space; Lonely, I'm Not; Carrie; Bachelorette; This Wide Night; Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson; The Language of Trees; Gutenberg! The Musical.  Select New York: Honey Brown Eyes, Monstrosity, Dance Dance Revolution, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, Boom, U.S. Drag, The Drum of the Waves of Horikawa, Have You Seen Steve Steven?  Select regional: Sweeney Todd, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Betty's Summer Vacation, Prometheus Bound, Dinner with Friends, Becky Shaw, Six Degrees of Separation, Don Quixote, Beyond Therapy.

KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Designer) has more than 40 Broadway play and musical theatre credits. He designs extensively off-Broadway and for resident theatres throughout the United States as well as internationally. He is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards.  His many Broadway credits include Kinky Boots, Pippin, Cinderella, Other Desert Cities, The Merchant of Venice, The Royal Family, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwrecked, Wicked, Hairspray, 9 to 5, Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Homecoming, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, …Charlie Brown, The Frogs, Little Women, The Goat, Uncle Vanya, The Little Foxes, and The Rose Tattoo.  Opera credits include designs for the New York City Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Kenneth was the recipient of the 2003 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design.

BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design) has designed over 25 Broadway shows including Annie; Bring It On; Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nomination); The Book of Mormon (Tony Award); Anything Goes (Drama Desk,Tony nomination); American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal (Tony nomination); Grease; Curtains; Spring Awakening, as well as Grey Gardens and The Pajama Game. His career has spanned North America, Europe and Asia.  

CARMEL DEAN (Musical Director) is a composer, arranger, musical director and pianist. She was most recently the Musical Director/Vocal Arranger for the Broadway musical, Hands on a Hardbody.  She was seen onstage as the Musical Director of American Idiot on Broadway, and performed with Green Day on the Grammy Awards in 2010. Prior to American Idiot, she was the Vocal Arranger and Associate Conductor of Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Off-Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture, Vanities and Elegies – A Song Cycle by William Finn.  Regional and international credits include Tales of the City (ACT), Chicago (Hong Kong), and the 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Sydney). Carmel has also served as Chita Rivera’s Musical Director for many national and international appearances.  As a composer, her work includes A Girl Called Vincent; music for the Disney TV show Johnny & the Sprites; and Songs of Innocence & Experience (co-composed with William Finn, Deborah Abramson, Vadim Feichtner & Gi-hieh Lee.)

MICHAEL STAROBIN (Orchestrations) is a well-known orchestrator and arranger working on Broadway and in Hollywood. He has been the orchestrator for some of Broadway's most innovative musicals such as Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins (2004 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations) and Next to Normal (2009 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations). He was the conductor and orchestrator for Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, orchestrated the songs for Tangled and contributed orchestrations to the film versions of Chicago and Nine.

 

ABOUT THE CAST

JOE CASSIDY received a 2013 Drama Desk Award for his work in the Prospect Theater Company's production of Working, directed by Gordon Greenberg.Broadway credits include Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty), Next To Normal, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy, Andre), 1776 (Rutledge, Lee), Show Boat (Ravenal), Les Miserables (Valjean), and A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge).  Off-Broadway: Working; Black Snow; Listen To My Heart (Studio 54); Joe Cassidy, Rockstar (Joe’s Pub and Ars Nova); Grind (The York).  TV and Film credits include Law & Order, Brando, Freefall.  Joe has been a pops concert soloist with several symphonies across the US and Canada under Maestros Jack Everly, Steven Reineke, Robert Moody, and has recorded with Lorin Maazel. 

MIGUEL CERVANTES most recently originated the role of Angel Obregon Jr. in Giant at the Public Theater.   Other credits include American Idiot and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

CURTIS HOLBROOK has been seen on Broadway in West Side Story (Action), Xanadu (Sonny Malone), All Shook Up (Dean Hyde), The Addams Family, Taboo, The Boy From Oz, Follies, Fosse and Footloose.  Off-Broadway credits include Saved (Playwrights Horizon), Radiant Baby (Public Theater) and Frog Kiss (NYMF-Outstanding Individual Performance Award). Regional: It Shoulda Been You (George Street Playhouse, dir. David Hyde Pierce), Singin' in the Rain (Kevin Kline Award), Footloose, Kiss Me Kate, Aladdin and Oklahoma.  TV/Film: Hairspray, Across the Universe, Smash, Nurse Jackie, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children, As the World Turns and Sesame Street.

STEPHANIE KLEMONS’ Broadway credits include In The Heights and Bring It On (Associate Choreographer)Select National Tours & Off-Broadway:  In The Heights, Bombay Dreams, Tea With Chachaji, Bring It On, Repo: The Genetic Opera. Regional: FLY (Dallas World Premiere), Zelda, Bring it On (Alexis).

TYLER McGEE was last seen onBroadway in Ghost (Subway Ghost).  TV: The Blacklist, All My Children.  He wrote, produced, and appeared in the film, A True Story. 

RYANN REDMOND received her training at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21) before originating the role of Bridget in Bring It On: The Musical on tour and on Broadway.

JOE AARON REID’s Broadway credits include Ghost, Catch Me If You Can, Finian's Rainbow, Chicago, and Curtains. Off-Broadway: Roundabout/Laura Pels, Encores!, etc. Regional: 5th Avenue, Paper Mill Playhouse, Williamstown Theater Festival, etc. Television: Smash.

ANN SANDERS’ Broadway credits include Leap of Faith, Avenue Q, Beauty and The Beast. Off Broadway: Falsettoland. National Tour: South Pacific. International: Miss Saigon. Regional: Allegiance, Hair, Shrek, Marvelous Wonderettes, The King and I, Carousel. Television: Elementary, Unforgettable, The Big C.

 

For more information please visit

IfThenTheMusical.com

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

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