Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey Broadway Musical If/Then Will Get NYC Lab Presentation
By Adam Hetrick
If/Then, the new Broadway-bound musical by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal writing team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, will receive an April developmental lab, according to an Equity casting notice.
As previously reported, Tony Award-winning Wicked star Idina Menzel will lead the cast of the new musical about a woman on the cusp of 40, who moves to New York City to start fresh. David Stone, who also produced Wicked and Next to Normal, is shepherding the project.
Next to Normal and Rent director Michael Greif will helm the musical that will play an out-of-town engagement in Washington, D.C. this fall prior to a Broadway debut March 4, 2014, at a Nederlander theatre to-be-announced. Read more of Playbill.com's coverage of the musical here.
The creative team will gather in Manhattan for the April 1-8 lab of If/Then. Carmel Dean will serve as musical director. The musical has music by Kitt, with book and lyrics by Yorkey.
Here's how it's billed: "On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth 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. 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."
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