Friday, January 8, 2016

IF / THEN preview articles

The national tour of If/Then is coming to ASU/Gammage next Tuesday and the Examiner's Jennifer Haaland and Arizona Republic's Kerry Lengel spoke to the cast about the show in the following two features....

From Jennifer Haaland's piece at The Examiner.....

"Broadway's "If/Then" has gotten its cast together and taken it on the road. With original blockbuster members like Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and LaChanze on the tour, ASU Gammage is starting 2016 with fireworks and panache next week in their Broadway Across America season. Cast member Janine DiVita who plays Anne in the 2014-15 Tony-nominated musical visited last night with Examiner about traveling with such a smart, new show.

DiVita explains, "If the audience knows that the story follows one New York woman--Elizabeth (Menzel)-- when, in the moment she makes an important decision, her life splits into the two possible lives that would play out, they're more prepared. We follow the two different paths simultaneously," seeing how 'Beth's' life proceeds if she follows one choice, and how 'Liz's' life turns out if she follows the other....."

CLICK HERE to read Jennifer's complete preview story about If/Then at The Examiner.com


From Kerry Lengel's story at the Arizona Republic...

"Half a century ago, Broadway stars like Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner and Carol Channing would occasionally hit the road to perform their signature roles across the country — if not always whole-heartedly.  These days, not so much, which is why Broadway buffs were abuzz last year at the announcement that not only would Idina Menzel — of “Rent,” “Wicked” and Disney’s “Frozen” fame — reprise her starring role in “If/Then” on the first national tour, but that she would be joined by original cast members LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder....."

CLICK HERE to read Kerry Lengel's complete preview story about If/Then - coming to ASU/Gammage next week

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