One of the most exciting, star-filled casts of the season will bring the newest work by Pulitzer Prize and Tony winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey to life. Although If/Then doesn't arrive on Broadway until March 2014, the new musical will debut at Washington, DC's National Theatre Nov. 5-Dec. 8 with a cast that features two Tony-winning musical theatre actresses, Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent) and LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), as well as Anthony Rapp (Rent), James Snyder (Cry-Baby), Jerry Dixon (tick, tick…Boom!, Once on This Island), Jenn Colella (Chaplin, High Fidelity), Jason Tam (A Chorus Line, Lysistrata Jones) and Tamika Lawrence (Matilda). Michael Greif directs the musical about a woman on the cusp of 40 (Tony winner Menzel), who moves to New York City to start fresh. It marks the original Rent star's first return to Broadway since her Tony-winning run in Wicked, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Broadway this fall.
There are also plenty of musical highlights Off-Broadway this fall, including Lady Day, which features Tony and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater as the late, legendary jazz artist Billie Holiday (previews begin Sept. 19 at the Little Shubert Theatre); the world premiere of Fun Home, the new musical by Tony nominees Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics), which begins Sept. 30 at the Public Theater with a cast led by Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn; John Kander and Greg Pierce's The Landing, starring Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce and Julia Murney, which will begin Oct. 3 at the Vineyard under the direction of Tony winner Walter Bobbie; and the eagerly awaited William Finn-James Lapine musical Little Miss Sunshine, based on the quirky film of the same name, which begins previews Oct. 15 at Second Stage. The cast of theatre favorites includes Will Chase, Stephanie J. Block, Josh Lamon, Rory O'Malley, David Rasche, Logan Rowland, Wesley Taylor and Hanna Rose Nordberg as Olive Hoover.
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