Breaking: Idina Menzel will launch 'If/Then' national tour in Denver

Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel will launch the national touring production of If/Then in Denver, it was announced today. In all, Menzel will reprise her critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in seven select cities.

Menzel is best known for her Broadway 
performances in Wicked and Rent; voicing Elsa in the global hit animated film Frozen; and her recurring role on the FOX TV series Glee.
If/Then is an original Broadway musical that reunites composer Tom Kitt, book writer/lyricist Brian Yorkey, and director Michael Greif, the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.

The national touring production launches at 
 the Buell Theatre from Oct. 13-25. Menzel  will then appear in the following cities only: 

  • Seattle, Paramount Theatre, Nov. 3-8
  • San Francisco, SHN Orpheum Theatre, Nov. 10-Dec. 6
  • Los Angeles, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Dec. 8-Jan. 3
  • San Diego Civic Theatre, Jan. 5-10
  • Tempe, Ariz., ASU Gammage, Jan. 12-17
  • Costa Mesa, Calif., Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Jan. 19-24

Tickets for all of these  engagements are only available at present to season subscribers. If/Then is a part of the DCPA’s 2015-16 Broadway Season. Subscriptions are available by calling 303-893-4100 or visiting A single ticket on-sale will be announced at a later date.

Idina Menzel Quote If/Then is especially meaningful for me because I had the opportunity to develop it for several years with the creative team, whom I have come to consider family,” said Menzel.  “I’m so thrilled to launch the show’s national tour and to send it off across the country and around the world. I am very much looking forward to sharing this original musical with Broadway fans who weren’t able to travel to New York and see it there.”  

The Hollywood Reporter called Menzel “a blazing supernova” in If/Then. The Associated Press said Menzel “tears the rafters off the theatre.” The Toronto Star called If/Then “the bravest new musical in a long time.” 

The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones called If/Then “a thoroughly fascinating, intellectually and musically rich new musical.”

It is not an adaptation of anything, but a very compelling and involving idea,” Jones wrote. “Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s beautiful score hits an especially sweet spot, keeping the audience in its pocket. It is a zesty, savvy and ambitious original.”

Additional casting for the national tour of If/Then will be announced at a later date.

“I am thrilled that Idina will be playing these select cities in the time-honored touring tradition established by Broadway’s leading stars like Angela Lansbury, Yul Brynner, and Ethel Merman,” said producer David Stone.  “I look forward to having audiences discover and embrace IF/THEN and to give Broadway fans across the country the unique opportunity to see a genuine superstar at the height of her powers, in a role that was literally tailored for her.”

If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

If/Then features choreography by Larry Keigwin, set design by Tony Award-Nominee Mark Wendland, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Tony Award-Winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Award-Winner Brian Ronan.

The original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Thenis produced by Sony Masterworks and is available on iTunes.

If/Then played its final Broadway performance on March 22, having played 29 previews and 401 performances.

For more information about If/Then, please visit

Menzel’s Colorado fans also will get a chance to see her this summer when she performs live at the Red Rocks amphitheater on Aug. 11

DCPA Broadway 2015-16 subscription information:
The DCPA’s 2015-16 Broadway subscription packages start at eight payments of $26.13. Restrictions apply. To purchase a subscription, please call Denver Center Ticket Services: 303-893-4100 or toll-free at 800-641-1222. Or visit the ticket office located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at Speer Boulevard and Arapaho Street. Subscription packages also may be purchased online at For groups of 10 or more, please call 303-446-4829.

Please be advised that the DCPA’s web site at is the ONLY authorized online ticket provider for these productions in Denver.

Related NewsCenter coverage:
DCPA’s If/Then show page
A Gentleman’s Guide to the 2015-16 Broadway season in Denver
John Moore’s 2011 interview with Idina Menzel in The Denver Post 
John Moore’s review of the Red Rocks concert with Idina Menzel and Marvin Hamlisch


Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp in 'If/Then.' Photo by Joan Marcus.Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp in the original Broadway cast of ‘If/Then.’ Photo by Joan Marcus. Menzell will perform the show in Denver in October. Further casting will be announced at a later date.