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