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Anthony Rapp to Join Idina Menzel and LaChanze in Broadway's If/Then

Rapp will play an old college friend of Menzel's character.

By • New York City

Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp
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Broadway favorite Anthony Rapp has been announced to join the cast of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's If/Then starring Idina Menzel when it hits Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2014. This news will come as a relief to fans who have been anxiously following Rapp's Twitter, which has featured tantalizing posts such as:


Michael Greif will join his Next to Normal collaborators Kitt and Yorkey as the show's director.

If/Then follows a 40-year-old woman named Elizabeth (Menzel) who returns to New York City to give her life a fresh start. The romantic musical paints a picture of modern-day Manhattan and explores how "choice and chance collide."

Rapp is best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent. This production will reunite him with Menzel; the two first appeared together in the original cast of Rent. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

For more information and tickets to If/Then, click here.

Tags: Idina MenzelNext to NormalTom KittAnthony RappMichael GreifRentLaChanzeIf/ThenBrian Yorkey


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