Breaking News: Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence Join IF/THEN; Opposite Menzel, LaChanze, Rapp & Snyder
Producer David Stone has announced the remaining principal cast members ofIf/Then, the HIGHLY-anticipated upcoming world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director).
Jerry Dixon (original cast of tick, tick...Boom!, Once on This Island), Jenn Colella (Chaplin, High Fidelity), Jason Tam (A Chorus Line, Lysistrata Jones), and TAMIKA LAWRENCE (Matilda) will join the previously announced Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, and James Snyder in the Broadway-bound musical.
If/Then will mark the third original musical in which Jerry Dixon and LaChanze have created roles, following their co-starring performances in the original productions of Once on This Islandand The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Mr. Dixon also directed LaChanze in Concert at Lincoln Center.
On the verge of turning 40, Elizabeth 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.
If/Then will have its world premiere in a pre-Broadway out-of-town engagement at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C., beginning preview performances on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and running throughDecember 8, 2013.
If/Then will play Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) in spring 2014, beginning preview performances on Tuesday, March 4, and officially opening on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Jerry Dixon has appeared in the Broadway and off-Broadway original casts of Once on This Island; Five Guys Named Moe; Bright Lights, Big City; The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin; tick, tick... BOOM!; newyorkers; and Romantic Poetry. His television and film credits include Law & Order, Everwood, Peace Maker, As The World Turns, and Guiding Light.Regionally, he has been seen in Ragtime (Coalhouse) at White Plains Performing Arts Center,Dreamgirls (Curtis) at Long Beach Civic Light Opera, and Thunder Knocking On The Door (Jaguar) at Yale Rep. Jerry has been a soloist with the Belgian National, Kalamazoo, Tawain, and Singapore symphony orchestras. He has directed productions of Show Boat; tick, tick... BOOM!; Barnstormer; Bernarda Alba; Crowns; Ain't Misbehavin'; and LaChanze in Concert (Lincoln Center). He has written for CBS, VH-1, Comedy Central ("Guess Who's Coming for Chitlins?"),and composed original music for Laugh Whore on Broadway and Showtime.
Jenn Colella has starred on Broadway in Urban Cowboy (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), High Fidelity, and as Hedda Hopper in Chaplin. Her Off-Broadway credits includeCloser Than Ever, Lucky Guy, Slut, Beebo Brinker Chronicles, and Don't Quit Your Night Job.Other favorite credits include Amelia Earhart in Take Flight (McCarter), Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Stephen Sondheim PAC), Daisy in Sideshow (Kennedy Center), Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (PCLO) and Kiki in Kiki Baby (Outstanding Individual Performance Award, NYMF). Cast albums include High Fidelity, Chaplin, and Closer Than Ever. Her television and film credits include Cashmere Mafia, Rescue Me, The Good Wife, Sondheim's Birthday Celebration on PBS, and Uncertainty (opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt).