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If/Then

From 736 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (736)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting
84
Avg Score

85
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Great sinigng, Intelligent

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.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

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

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

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

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

85
Clever, Disappointing, Refreshing

See it if love Idina!

Don't see it if you didn't like Next To Normal

76
Clever, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Romantic

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.

63
Confusing, Slow, Overrated, Cliched, Banal

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.

68
Confusing, Slow, Cliched, 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.

90
Ambitious, Great writing, Original, Resonant, 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
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Romantic, 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.

70
Delightful, Great acting, Overrated, Romantic, Resonant

See it if you love Idina singing and acting and a good plot.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

90
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Confusing

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

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95
Great acting, Great writing, Original, Profound, 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)

70
Original, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

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)

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

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

Don't see it if Looking for transformation.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Original, Romantic

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

78
Confusing, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing

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

100
Delightful, Masterful, Intelligent, Resonant, Romantic

See it if you like a mix of storytelling and singing

Don't see it if you like linear productions

65
Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

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

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Simple

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.

52
Disappointing, Confusing, Dizzying, Convoluted, Contemporary

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.

68
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You want to see Idina and want to see a contemporary musical.

Don't see it if You are looking for anything the level of brilliance as Next to Normal.

89
Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Original

See it if good singing/acting and well written.

Don't see it if can be a bit confusing. Pay attention!

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Great song writing

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.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if If you love great singing and Indina Menzel

Don't see it if Music is not enough or you a cuppa tea

64
Cliched, Banal, Confusing, Great acting, Catchy music

See it if you love Idina Menzel and love Tim Kitt/Brian Yorkey

Don't see it if you need strong storytelling fundamentals to be right


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