Idina Menzel, Michael Greif & Brian Yorkey Discuss IF/THEN
Broadway superstar and recognizable crossover entertainment personality Idina Menzel joins with director Michael Greif and bookwriter/lyricist Brian Yorkey for a discussion of her new original stage musical IF/THEN, now available to hear in full.
"It's exhilarating, to be honest," Menzel says of performing IF/THEN eight times a week on Broadway.
"I always thought, 'Is this going to be very female-driven, demographically?'" Menzel ponders of the prospects for the show and the audience it would target.
"A lot of the men - all of my friends who have come to see the show - are just a mess!" Menzel amusingly says of the emotional reaction that the audience is having to the show, no matter what their gender.
The official synopsis for If/Then is as follows: "If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance."
More information on the cast of IF/THEN is as such: "The company of If/Then features Idina Menzel (Tony Award-winner for Wicked, original cast of Rent, Disney's Frozen), LaChanze (Tony Award-winner for The Color Purple), Anthony Rapp (original cast of 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), Tamika Lawrence (Matilda), and Jackie Burns (Wicked)."
More information on IF/THEN is available at the official site here.
Listen to the new interview with Idina Menzel, Michael Greif and Brian Yorkey discussing IF/THEN below.