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If/Then

Members say: Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting
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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.

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'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.

 

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90
Clever, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Idina Menzel. Not perfect, but sure is good.

Don't see it if Looking for transformation.

77
Funny, Absorbing, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of idina, liked rent. You are interested in how minor choices affect our lives as a whole

Don't see it if You can't keep up with a musical telling two stories

93
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You are interested in a fresh new musical with a very thought-provoking concept about how we live.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Idina Menzel or original material.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like "what if" scenarios, and you don't mind thinking about your own life choices

Don't see it if You're bringing your current significant other who you're considering breaking up with lol

70
Ambitious, Dizzying, Romantic, Confusing, Great singing

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.

86
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Refreshing, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Idina Mendel/Anthony Rapp, musicals that make you think, often find yourself wondering what paths your choices lead you down

Don't see it if You want a solidly-fantastic score (some songs were GREAT, others not so much), a fully-developed story/plot

57
Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if Idina Mezel is your idol. Fairly good songs in this, albeit without a lot of story.

Don't see it if you are expected some type of repeat of Wicked. Not happening.

59
Romantic, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you really love Idina Menzel.

Don't see it if You had enough of the concept with the movie "Sliding Doors."

65
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

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

80
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see Idina Menzel singing some great songs that are a perfect match for her voice. You want to see a enjoyable show.

Don't see it if You want a well written show and some great songs is not enough for you.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You are up for a musical that most people can certainly relate to, one that you 'll surely think about after you leave the theater.

Don't see it if You find switching back and forth in time confusing and prefer typical, simple, musicals without much depth.

94
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Confusing

See it if If you like an incredible star studded cast and genius writing.

Don't see it if If you have a hard time following somewhat confusing storylines.

78
Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing, Confusing, Great singing

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

90
Original, Ambitious, Resonant, Great writing, Underrated

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.

70
Original, Clever, Intelligent, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if you like interesting takes on non-linear plots. This was a very interesting exploration of time in a musical I had never seen attempted.

Don't see it if you can't focus for the whole show, or are confused by moving timelines. You definitely have to stay engaged to enjoy it.

80
Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You believe that our choices can change our destiny. You're looking for music that will be stuck in your head for days.

Don't see it if the idea of 1 person having different stories in parallel universes confuses you.

95
Original, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great singing

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)

68
Confusing, Cliched, Slow, Great singing

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.

39
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid

See it if Seeing a musical with the line "I don't believe in bisexuals. Pick a side!" causes you to burst into flames of fiery rage.

Don't see it if Seeing a musical with the line "I don't believe in bisexuals. Pick a side!" doesn't cause you to burst into flames of fiery rage.

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing

See it if you only care about hearing Idina sing her lungs out.

Don't see it if you expect anything either honest or resonant. It's a lot of psychobabble BS.

64
Original, Ambitious, Dated, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You buy in to the Rent ethos

Don't see it if You expect any kind of genuine pathos

72
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You're a believer in quantum physics or The Secret.

Don't see it if You don't believe in love.

80
Original, Absorbing, Romantic, Confusing

See it if you liked the movie "Sliding Doors"; you have the energy to follow two story lines at once. The music has grown on me over listens.

Don't see it if seeing a remix of Rent cast / story ideas is unappealing; you hate belt songs. The sound design made everything seem Very Loud.

77
Romantic, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Meh

See it if You're a fan of Idina Menzel and your vocal pyrotechnics.

Don't see it if You're looking for catchy tunes or a memorable storyline. Didn't reach its potential.

80
Original, Ambitious, Intense, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Idina Menzel. Hearing Idina Menzel sing another score that plays to her strengths. Good acting. Pretty set.

Don't see it if You expect a balanced show. The Liz story line is much stronger with only a few good moments to justify the Beth story.