If you’re ready to see one of Broadway's biggest new musicals in your own backyard, then you're in luck! Jackie Burns, who was Tony Award winner Idina Menzel's standby during the Broadway run of If/Then, Tamyra Gray and Matthew Hydzik will join Anthony Rapp in the national tour of the hit musical. Menzel, along with original cast members Rapp, LaChanze and James Snyder, kicked off the tour in October, performing in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tempe and Costa Mesa. If/Then will continue to play cities across North America through August 2016.
In addition to Burns as Elizabeth and Rapp as Lucas, Gray will play Kate, an elementary school teacher and Elizabeth’s new neighbor, and Hydzik will play Josh, a doctor and army reservist who meets Elizabeth on her first day back in New York City. The production also features Janine DiVita as Anne, Daren A. Herbert as Stephen and Marc de la Cruz as David. The ensemble includes English Bernhardt, Charissa Bertels, Xavier Cano, Trey Ellett, Kyra Faith, Corey Greenan, Cliffton Hall, Deedee Magno Hall, Tyler McGee, Joseph Morales, Emily Rogers, and Alicia Taylor Tomasko.
Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then features music by Tom Kitt, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The writers earned the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for penning Next to Normal. If/Then earned Tony Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Actress (Menzel). The tuner premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.
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 that 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.
Can't wait to see If/Then in your city? Watch the video below to go behind the music and get into the gorgeous score of the musical!