Idina Menzel stars in a new Broadway musical from the team that created 'Next to Normal' that explores two possible lives of a recent NYC divorcee. More…
'If/Then' tells the story of a 40-year-old woman named Elizabeth who moves back to New York City for a fresh start. She meets her friends Kate, a lesbian teacher, and Lucas, a bisexual community organizer, in Madison Square Park. Kate suggests that Elizabeth start using the name "Liz" and seek out new experiences. Lucas suggests that she go back to her college nickname, "Beth," and start making professional connections in the city. "Liz" stays in the park with Kate while "Beth" leaves with Lucas, and the show explores the two paths that Elizabeth's life could take.
See it if must see performances. Intelligent concept and writing.
Don't see it if you get easily confused by fast changing plots and stagings.
See it if You enjoy romantic comedies or are a fan of Menzel!
Don't see it if You prefer heavy shows or dont like lighter fun entertainment, although there are definitely moments when this show packs an emotional punch
See it if You love Idina Menzel and others in the show.
Don't see it if You don't like totally confusing shows. In this case you often don't know who the main character is in a scene.
See it if You just want to hear Idina Menzel belt her face off.
Don't see it if You can't stand Menzel and are expecting something on par with the writers' last outing, Next to Normal.
See it if you'd enjoy the complexity of two possible scenarios for a character playing out side-by-side. It's innovative and extremely well done.
Don't see it if you prefer comfortably formulaic fare instead. This isn't that; it's so much better.
See it if you're a fan of Idina and want to hear her sing live in person.
Don't see it if the idea of Idina putting on/taking off glasses to mark a change in character (Beth/Liz) sounds silly to you.
See it if Idina Menzel's pipes give you goose-bumps. She's only part of an excellent ensemble that makes this otherwise confusing romantic-tale work.
Don't see it if you can't fully concentrate & follow along carefully. Ambitious in its very dizzying - somewhat schizophrenic - back-n-forth suppositions.
See it if you want a balanced account of the various paths one's life can take and the associated ups and downs. Idina was amazing!
Don't see it if you confuse easily and can't follow multiple story lines. The show cleverly used tech and costuming to help, but it could still be confusing
See it if you love Idina Menzel / you are open to somewhat complex storytelling
Don't see it if you want all of the songs to sound different from each other / you need to be spoonfed your plot
See it if You want to see a Broadway diva absolutely blow the roof off the theatre in the New Yorkiest of NYC musicals since Rent.
Don't see it if You don't want to exert energy paying attention (required to keep the storylines straight)
See it if you enjoy "what if" stories, with few memorable musical numbers. Great, original Broadway cast made it worth seeing (& why I rated it good).
Don't see it if looking for more than a mediocre story. Or if you are thinking this is on the same level of greatness as Next to Normal (not even close)
See it if you are a fan of truly original musicals including an original book as well as score, with opportunities for a fabulous singer to knock the
Don't see it if you have difficulty closely concentrating or find the idea of alternate storylines confusing
See it if you missed Idina Menzel in Rent & Wicked & you absolutely must see her on stage.
Don't see it if you're looking for an easy-to-follow plot. The storyline is awfully convoluted & ultimately unsatisfying. It took effort to follow the plot.
See it if you want to see Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp in an overly accessible musical.
Don't see it if you want resonant music, expect Idina Menzel to sound like she did in Wicked, or an interesting plot.
See it if you are a fan of Idina Menzel - the "what the fuck" song alone was a laugh riot and worth the price of admission.
Don't see it if you want a solid show -- I give them an E for effort in developing an original show not based on a book/movie/etc but it just felt very flat
See it if you love Idina Menzel cause boy does she deliver
Don't see it if you want a straight forward old fashioned musical with lots of dancing etc.