Anthony Rapp to Join Idina Menzel and LaChanze in IF/THEN!

Rob
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justincharacter
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Hahaha all of you guys called it xD Can't wait to see more reactons
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
dreaming
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bwayphreak234
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I am getting more and more disinterested in this with each casting announcement.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
disneybroadwayfan22
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Really, what's bad about him?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
quizking101
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I'm excited...however, the RENTheads are going to be all over this like Oprah on a baked ham.
justincharacter
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Who's next, Wilson Jermaine Heredia?
dreaming
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everythingtaboo
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"OMG!" Really! Did Tiger Beat sponsor that news post?


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
LizzieCurry
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Three exclamation points in a lede.

Oh, BWW. Off to punctuation jail you go.
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Liza's Headband
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Wait, wait, wait. Can we analyze the fact that the first 'word' on the first headline of BWW right now says "OMG!" ?

Who the hell is writing these headlines?
justincharacter
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@Liza Have you read the recent Carrie Underwood article? It was pointless. I wonder who wrote that (hmmmm....)
The Josh
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I'm just glad he's doing something other than Rent.
Visceral_Fella
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I was thinking the exact same thing headband. I wish that you could have seen my look of disgust as BWW loaded. Ugh.
FindingNamo
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Oh, are you THAT TheJosh. Were you responsible for the Hit List stuff?
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
jimmycurry01
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"the RENTheads are going to be all over this like Oprah on a baked ham."

The RENTheads weren't even all over the revival of RENT like Oprah on a baked ham. They have moved on to other obsessions.
Liza's Headband
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Fella, it's crazy. Could you imagine if Playbill pulled that

Updated On: 8/1/13 at 02:32 PM
justincharacter
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joined:6/11/13
"Moved on to other obsessions" Like?
Liza's Headband
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joined:5/28/13
I know, I am aware. It's pointless. But I also get that. BWW has been doing that for years. Much different than taking a real, authentic announcement/story and adding in an "OMG!" before it.

What are we, thirteen years old? Did Perez Hilton buy this site? C'mon.
LizzieCurry
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A good nightmare comes so rarely!
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Mister Matt
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The RENTheads weren't even all over the revival of RENT like Oprah on a baked ham. They have moved on to other obsessions.

Not to mention there are simply no RENTheads any more. Sp far, I think the cast is intriguing and I'm excited to hear the new material from this creative team.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
I'm not saying this because of Rapp's casting, but I have to say, this whole project seems pretty bland in comparison to the work the creative team and actors have done, I know Menzel is an "orginal material" snob, ie. she is disinterested in doing revivals, but this source material seems a little like eat, pray, love, minus the eating, praying, and loving! A show based on a mid-life crisis and finding yourself again...hmm, we shall see, and her loyal fans will keep it open, but let's see what the out of town reviews yield.

Updated On: 8/1/13 at 02:44 PM
broadwaydevil
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joined:2/16/11
Like?

Many of them moved onto Wicked, and then Spring Awakening, and then the infamous Next to Normal groupies. I fear many have now moved onto Pippin and it seems only logical this will become the next obsession.
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
WiCkEDrOcKS
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....And just like that, this show has almost instantly developed a rabid, creepily-obsessed "fan" following. Are people lining up for rush tickets yet?
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.

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