Watch If/Then Tony Nominee Idina Menzel Perform "You Learn To Live Without" on "Letterman" (Video)
09 May 2014
Idina Menzel, a 2014 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Elizabeth in Broadway's If/Then, recently visited the "Late Show with David Letterman" to perform "You Learn To Live Without" from the new Tom Kitt-Brian Yorkey musical.
If/Then, the new musical about a woman starting over in New York City — and the two roads that she travels down to rebuild her life — opened March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
"What I love about our show is that you encounter these moments every day," Yorkey explained to Playbill.com. "Especially in New York City, you see roads — literally — you might have taken, people you might not have met if you hadn't been on a certain subway train, who change your life…who truly change your life… What's really fascinating about [If/Then], for me, are the moments that happen in the present, and we don't know how huge they're going to be until much later."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.