Idina Menzel, a Tony winner for Best Actress as Elphaba in the original Broadway cast of “Wicked,” is returning to the Great White Way in 2014.
It was announced Thursday (Feb. 28) that Menzel will reteam with “Rent” director Michael Greif for “If/Then,” a new musical about a woman, Elizabeth, who is about to turn 40 and decides to move to New York City looking for a fresh start in her life. The press release says the show is about “how choice and chance collide and we learn to love the fallout.”
Menzel says in a statement that she’s “thrilled to have finally found … an original musical with a complex, flawed and surprising central character,” which she cannot wait “to bring to life onstage.”
“If/Then” will have its world debut in the fall of 2013 at Washington’s National Theatre and then will open on Broadway in the spring of 2014.