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If/Then - 2014 - Broadway

$50-$155

If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct story lines 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.

If/Then is an original musical written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, and starring Idina Menzel in her much-anticipated return to Broadway after her Tony Award-winning performance in Wicked.

If/Then also stars Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple) and reunites Idina Menzel with her original Rent co-star, Anthony Rapp.

Schedule

Richard Rodgers Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W. 46th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For If/Then


Sleeker, smarter, more exhilarating ‘If/Then’ musical hits Broadway - Washington Post
The new "If/Then" is sleeker, smarter and runs far more efficiently than last year's ungainlier model, the one that had its test-drive in Washington last fall. Its heart is bigger now, too, a design modification that assures a more exhilarating ride. But it's also true that the "If/Then" that celebrated its official Broadway opening Sunday night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre had a number of flaws to address, and not all of them were eradicated in the months that this vehicle, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Next to Normal" team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, was in the shop. The biggest issue was and is the show's narrative device, telling the story of a woman whose life goes in two directions, one focused on family, the other on career. It remains something of a conundrum, for the conceit comes across, even now, less as a scintillating invention than as an encumbrance...The bottom line: "If/Then" is an enjoyable, beautifully sung, at times deeply touching experience, built on a structure that never completely works.

Review: Menzel shines but 'If/Then' too sloppy - Associated Press
The tonal difference between the two acts is striking. A whimsical comedy in the first is taken over by a series of tragedies and sadness. One of the best crafted scenes and songs - "The Moment Explodes" - will brings gasps, and not just because it's a bit too manipulative. It's set on a plane in trouble. Sometimes, real tragedies intrude on Broadway...Credit goes for attempting to explore parallel lives onstage and the acting is great. But a show with so much potential is marred by poor editing. So, the overall answer is, if you really, really need to see and hear Menzel, then go and watch an actress wonderfully giving it her all. But if you're of two minds, then go see "Frozen" and just listen to her voice.


 



 

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by Pat Cerasaro - March 23, 2015
Idina Menzel says goodbye to Broadway (for now)!
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015
IF/THEN, which was named the 'Best Musical of the Year' by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance Today, Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2015
Ever since Idina Menzel went blonde, fans have been speculating that the Broadway superstar finally looks like her FROZEN counterpart, 'Elsa.' However, Menzel's stylist says this is not the case.
by Pat Cerasaro - March 20, 2015
Idina Menzel is now an icy blonde!
by Pat Cerasaro - February 20, 2015
Idina Menzel is already hard at work on her next album!
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present a reunion concert of Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN on March 30, 2015 at 7pm at 54 Below. The concert will be directed by original cast member Jerry Dixon (If/Then) with original music director Fred Carl (Miracle Brothers) leading members of the original band.
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2015
Just days after we revealed that IF/THEN was set for the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from December 8, 2015 to January 3, 2016, we can now report that it's official -- the show is going on tour! This morning, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts announced that the National Tour of IF/THEN, will launch in Denver in October 2015. Performances at The Buell Theatre begin October 13 and run through October 25. IF/THEN is part of the 2015/2016 Broadway season.
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015
IF/THEN will have no performances today, January 27 - February 1 to accommodate Idina Menzel's rehearsal and travel schedule for her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1 (click here for THAT exciting news!).
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015
For one night only, tonight, January 26, 2015 at 54 Below, hear the songs of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as you've never heard them before!
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015
IF/THEN has just announced that it will have no performances January 27 - February 1 to accommodate Idina Menzel's rehearsal and travel schedule for her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1. Performances will resume on Tuesday, February 3. Ticket holders for performances January 27 - February 1 will be rescheduled into another performance. The musical will play its final performance on Sunday, March 22, following 29 previews and 401 performances.
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2015
IF/THEN, which was named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. To purchase tickets for all remaining performances, please visit ifthenthemusical.com or Ticketmaster.com or call 877-250-2929.
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2014
For one night only, January 26, 2015 at 54 Below, hear the songs of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as you've never heard them before!
by Pat Cerasaro - December 22, 2014
Idina Menzel offers a chance to give back in style!