Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical!
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 (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).
The production also features Jackie Burns, Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Klemons, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid, Ann Sanders, Marc delaCruz, Charles Hagerty, Janet Krupin and Pearl Sun.
IF/THEN is a contemporary musical that follows Elizabeth as she rebuilds her life in New York, a city of infinite possibilities. By the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal and starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel in her much-anticipated return to the stage, If/Then is an original new musical set at the intersection of choice and chance, where the road you take meets the road you didn't.
Idina made her Broadway debut as Maureen in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner,Rent, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. She followed that with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba in Wicked, which she subsequently brought to London's West End. Other New York stage work includes See What I Wanna See (Public), The Wild Party (MTC), and Hair (Encores). Menzel's voice can be heard in the Disney animated musical, Frozen, singing its Oscar nominated song, Let It Go. She reprised her performance as Maureen in Chris Columbus' film version of Rent, and has appeared in movies as diverse as Enchanted and Ask the Dust. On television, Menzel had a recurring role over multiple seasons of "Glee" and has guest starred in numerous other shows. She starred in her own PBS special,Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name. Menzel's highly successful international concert tour recently included a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to cast albums, Menzel's prolific recording career includes solo albums: Barefoot At The Symphony, I Stand, Here, and Still I Can't Be Still.
Broadway: The Color Purple (2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Once on This Island (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Ragtime, Company andUptown It's Hot. Off-Broadway: Dessa Rose (Obie Award and Drama Desk Award nomination), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Drama Desk nomination) and Inked Baby. Other theater credits: The Wiz, Baby, From the Mississippi Delta and Spunk. Film credits include: The Help, Side Effects, Breaking Upwards, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Disney's Hercules, For Love or Money andLeap of Faith. Television credits include "Handel's Messiah Rocks" (Emmy Award), "Lucy" (CBS TV movie), "Law & Order: SVU," "Sex and the City," "New York Undercover" and "The Cosby Show."
Broadway: Rent, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Six Degrees of Separation, Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway:Raised in Captivity, Sophistry, The Destiny of Me, Some Americans Abroad, among others. Film: Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, Man of the Century, Road Trip, Winter Passing, A Beautiful Mind. TV: "The X-Files," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Psych." Author ofWithout You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, which was adapted into the one-man show, Without You, and performed nationally and internationally.
James wants to first acknowledge his wife Jacqueline and son Oliver. Broadway:Cry-Baby (Cry-Baby), Fanny at NYC Encores!. Regional: Carousel (Billy, Goodspeed Opera House), Johnny Baseball (Williamstown Festival). Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Rock of Ages (LA, Vegas). Film: She's the Man,Meth Head, An American in China. TV: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Blue Bloods," "CSI," "Cold Case."
Broadway and Off-B'way Original Cast: Once on This Island (Daniel), Five Guys Named Moe (Nomax), Bright Lights, Big City (Tad), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Lucas), tick, tick... BOOM! (Michael). Television/Film: "Law & Order," "Everwood," "Peace Maker." Writing: CBS, Comedy Central, Laugh Whore(Broadway & ShowTime). Directing: Show Boat, Bernarda Alba, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Funked Up Fairy Tales.
Broadway: Chaplin, High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). Off-Broadway: Closer Than Ever, Lucky Guy, Slut, Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Don't Quit Your Night Job. Regional: Take Flight (McCarter), Sideshow(Kennedy Center), Annie Get Your Gun (PCLO), Kiki Baby (Outstanding Individual Performance Award, NYMF). TV: "Cashmere Mafia, "Rescue Me," "The Good Wife," "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert." Film: Uncertainty (with Joseph Gordon-Levitt). This one's for Snalley.
Broadway: Lysistrata Jones (Xander, Astaire Award nomination); A Chorus Line (Paul); LES MISERABLES (Gavroche). Off-Broadway: Marry Me A Little. Tour: LES MISERABLES. NY/Workshop: Marry Me A Little; Nobody Loves You; Allegiance; The Distant Bells; The Last Goodbye; US; Clueless; The Black Suits; The Nightingale;The Yellow Wood. Regional: Guthrie Theater; Sacramento Music Circus; Casa Mañana. TV: "Do No Harm," "Guilty," "Hawaii 5-0," "One Life to Live," "Beyond the Break." Film: Every Little Step (documentary). BFA from NYU Tisch.
Elena, U/S Kate
Broadway: Matilda, Book of Mormon. Off- Broadway: Rent. Television: "Law and Order SVU," "Regis and Kelly," "Late Night with David Letterman." Regional: To Kill A Mockingbird, Hair, Ain't Misbehavin' (Arizona Theatre Company). A graduate of the Arizona Repertory Theater Conservatory at The University of Arizona. For Dad and Mom.
Broadway: Elphaba in Wicked (and national tour), IRNE nomination; Hair. Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Unlock'd . Regional: Paper Mill, Connecticut Rep, Northern Stage, etc. Connecticut Critics Circle Award. Concept albums: Swept Away, Tears From Heaven, Excalibur. TV: "All My Children." 4JSMSHH
Ensemble, U/S Lucas, Stephen
Broadway/NYC: Working (Drama Desk Award), Catch Me If You Can, Next To Normal, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, LES MISERABLES, A Christmas Carol, 1776, andShow Boat. TV/Film: "Elementary," "Law & Order," Freefall, Brando. Love and thanks to my family!
Ensemble, U/S David
Miguel is very excited to be part of If/Then. Most recently he originated the role of Angel Obregon Jr. in Giant at the Public Theater. Other credits include R&R Boyfriend, American Idiot, Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. For Kelly and Jackson.
Ensemble, U/S Lucas
Broadway: West Side Story, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Fosse, The Boy From Oz,Taboo, Follies, The Addams Family and Footloose. Off-Broadway: Saved, Radiant Baby, Frog Kiss (NYMF Award). Film/TV: Hairspray, Across the Universe, "Smash," "Nurse Jackie." Director/Choreographer: Once On This Island, Little Shop of Horrors. C+C.
Ensemble, U/S Anne, Elena
Broadway: In The Heights (OBC), Bring It On: The Musical (Associate Choreographer). Off-Broadway: In The Heights (Drama Desk Winner), Automatic Superstar, Repo: The Genetic... Tours: Bombay Dreams (1st Nat'l), Tea With Chachaji . Regional: Fly, Bring it On (Alexis). Endless gratitude family & friends.
Ensemble, U/S Josh
Broadway: Ghost (Subway Ghost). TV: "The Blacklist," "All My Children," "Alpha House." Film: A True Story, which he also wrote and produced, was recently added to Netflix. Thanks to Amber and Malcolm, Stewart Talent, Robyn Bluestone and Bart. You are why I'm here!
Broadway: Bridget in Bring It On: The Musical. Love to Mom, Dad, John, Annette, Craig, and my Broadway Dreams Family, Andrew, Jed, Kyle, Rebecca, Telsey, Tom, Brian, Michael, and this amazing cast and creative team. NYU (CAP21)
JOE AARON REID
Ensemble, U/S Stephen
Broadway: Ghost, Catch Me If You Can, Finian's Rainbow, Chicago, Curtains. Off-Broadway: Roundabout/Laura Pels, Encores!, etc. Regional: National, Ahmanson, 5th Avenue, Paper Mill, WIlliamstown, etc. Television/Web-Series: "Smash", "It Could Be Worse". Thanks FTM & MTM!
Ensemble, U/S Anne
Broadway: Leap of Faith, Avenue Q, Beauty and The Beast. Off Broadway:Falsettoland. National Tour: South Pacific. International: Miss Saigon. Regional:Allegiance, Hair, Shrek, Marvelous Wonderettes, The King and I, Carousel. Television: "Elementary," "Unforgettable" and "The Big C."
Swing, U/S David
Broadway debut! Credits: Allegiance (The Old Globe), Prison Dancer (NYMF), High School Musical (Tour). International: Where Elephants Weep, The Wedding Banquet. Regional: Village Theatre, 5th Avenue, San Jose Rep. Thank you, Telsey + Co. and Seattle friends/family!
Swing, U/S Josh
Broadway debut! Tours: Wicked, Chicago and 2nd National; Les Miserables. London: A Class Act. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks. Regional: Mame, Goodspeed Opera House; Aspects of Love, Walnut Street Theatre; Signature Theatre; NSMT. Education: Catholic University.
Swing, U/S Elena
Broadway: Bring It On: The Musical (Kylar), Hands On A Hardbody (Dance Capt). Awards: LA's Next Great Stage Star, Stagescene LA's Breakout Star. Film: HITSdirected by David Cross. Original host for popular YouTube series "The Click Clique."
Credits include: Next to Normal (Standby for Alice Ripley/First National), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla), Merrily We Roll Along (Encores!), Happiness(Lincoln Center), The Grinch...! (Broadway). TV: "The Good Wife." Special Thanks: Jed, Mamma & Johannes.