‘If/Then’ Opens Tonight in NYC at The Richard Rodgers Theatre

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If/Then opens tonight at The Richard Rodgers Theatre, and we send all the cast, creators, production team, and designers a big ‘Merde!’

DCMetroTheaterArts’ John Stoltenberg reviewed the show here at The National Theatre and became an instant fan. I look forward to reading his thoughts on the NYC production.

Idina Menzel and the Company of ‘If/Then.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.
Idina Menzel and the Company of ‘If/Then.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.

On  November 25, 2013, John began his review with:

The fresh new musical If/Then—now in a tryout run at The National Theatre on its way to Broadway (where it is destined to be embraced by theatergoers who will want to see it again and again)—is more than a “feel good” show. It’s a full-on, full-hearted “feel alive” experience. It’s more than entertaining, tuneful, smart. It’s more than engrossing, intriguing, touching. It’s an inspiration to fall back in love with one’s own life.

and ended it with:

There’s a lovely scene in the first act that for anyone who has ever been a New Yorker is like a fond letter from a dear friend. It’s called “A Map of New York,” and in Kenneth Posner’s delightful lighting design, a map of the subway system lights up on the stage floor and is reflected above in the mirror. When this show moves on to Broadway, it will have gone back to that dear friend, back home where it belongs. And I expect it to stay there a long, long while.

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LaChanze and Anthony Rapp. Photo by Joan Marcus.
LaChanze and Anthony Rapp. Photo by Joan Marcus.

If/Then is playing at The Richard Rodgers Theatre -226 West 46th Street, in New York, NY. For tickets, call  Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or (877) 250-2929, or purchase them online. For Groups Sales, call (212) 239-6262, or (800) 432-7780.

LINKS
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.


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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.