AmEx Presale for Broadway's If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Begins Oct. 30

News   AmEx Presale for Broadway's If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Begins Oct. 30
Tickets are now on sale to American Express cardholders for the Broadway production of If/Then, a new musical by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, which stars Tony-winning actress Idina Menzel.

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel

Next to Normal and Rent director Michael Greif directs the production that premieres in an out-of-town engagement at the National Theatre Nov. 5-Dec. 8. It officially opens Nov. 24.

If/Then will now begin Broadway previews March 5, 2014, one day later than initially announced. It officially opens March 27, 2014, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Tickets for the 2014 Broadway run will go on sale to members of the general public Dec. 8. Click here for the AmEx pre-sale.

The musical has music by Kitt, with book and lyrics by Yorkey. The writers earned the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for penning Next to Normal. It will have musical direction by Carmel Dean and orchestrations by Kitt and Tony Award winner Michael Starobin, who collaborated together on Next to Normal.

The cast boasts Menzel (Wicked, Rent), LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), 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). Also featured are 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).

Choreographer Larry Keigwin — founder of the contemporary dance company Keigin + Company — who choreographed Tales of the City and the Off-Broadway revival of Rent, will make his Broadway debut with If/Then.

David Stone, who also produced Wicked and Next to Normal, is shepherding the project about a woman on the cusp of 40, who returns to New York City to start fresh.

If/Then will have 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).

According to the creators, "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."

Click here for tickets to the National Theatre premiere.


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