Tony Award winning actress Idina Menzel will make her return to Broadway in yet another new musical. Producer David Stone (who also produced Wicked) made the announcement today that If/Then will begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. It will officially open on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
The new musical comes from the Pulitzer Prize winning team that brought you Tony Award-winning musical Next To Normal. Tom Kitt is the shows composer, Brian Yorkey as the shows book write and lyricist with Michael Greif directing.
On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth (played by Menzel) moves back to New York City, the ultimate city of possibility, with intent on a starting fresh with a new home, new friends, and hopes for a resurgent career. 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 always changing landscape of modern day Manhattan, the show 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 tryout in Washington, D.C., beginning preview performances on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. It will run through December 8, 2013. The new Menzel lead musical will play the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On-sale dates, performance schedule, and ticket information will be announced soon. For more information, please visit IfThenTheMusical.com.