Which path do you choose?
The choices we make on our path through life is the central theme of If/Then, a brand new Broadway musical which is heading out on its first national tour in 2015/2016. Written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the duo who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for their musical Next to Normal, the show is introspective, emotionally charged and formally experimental, taking a rarely seen split narrative approach to the plot.
If/Then debuted on Broadway in 2014, with Let It Go singer Idina Menzel in the lead role. A box office hit, it proved yet another career defining part for the Tony-winning Menzel, after her roles in Rent and Wicked.
WHAT IS IF/THEN ABOUT?
If/Then is about starting over and the courage to fully explore life and the consequences of decisions.
Elizabeth has moved back to New York, nearing 40, she wants to start afresh and reboot her career as an urban planner. One day, following a peculiar experience in the park, she finds her future splitting into two: Liz and Beth. Liz seeks out new experiences and soon finds love with the dashing army doctor Josh. But what happens when everything isn't quite happy ever after? Beth takes a different approach, and the chaos of life affects her all at once, but then, how can we regret truly living?