‘If/Then’ Opens Tonight at The National Theatre by Joel Markowitz

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I will be there tonight at 6 PM when the new Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey musical If/Then officially opens at The National Theatre after almost 3 weeks of previews. My fingers are crossed that I will be seeing the next great new musical to thrill DC area audiences on its way to Broadway.

Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey. Photo by EPA/PETER FOLEY.
Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey. Photo by EPA/PETER FOLEY.

Last Sunday 40 members from a social group Darlene Olsen and I run called BroadwayBound Meetup/The Ushers saw the show. At dinner, after the matinee performance, all kinds of opinions hit the air, but everyone agreed that the cast is ‘unbelievable’ and that the show has the potential of being a great success.

So to all the cast and the creative team of If/Then – Break a leg!

Here is our coverage on DCMetroTheaterArts of If/Then, including six interviews with cast members Jason Tam, Jennn Colella, James Snyder, and Jerry Dixon.

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If/Then plays through December 8, 2013 at The National Theatre – 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. For tickets, call (800) 514-3849 (ETIX), or by visiting the Box Office, or by purchasing them online.

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Interviews with the cast of If/Then by Joel Markowitz:
Introducing the Cast of If/Then at The National TheatrePart 1: Jason Tam.
Introducing the Cast of If/Then at The National TheatrePart 2: Jenn Colella.
Introducing the Cast of If/Then at The National TheatrePart 3: James Snyder. 
Introducing the Cast of If/Then at The National TheatrePart 4: Jerry Dixon.

New Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s ‘If/Then with Idina Menzel to Stop at National Theatre on DCMetroTheaterArts.

‘If/Then’ Video Released-Begins at National Theatre on November 5th on DCMetroTheaterArts.

DCMetroTheaterArts coverage of If/Then.



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Joel Markowitz
Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.