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10th time’s the charm

Now and Again

I had seen a better Doctor in Novato, a better Dan in Morgan Hill. I liked the set more in Santa Cruz and the intimacy of the Bakersfield stage.
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If/Then
Richard Rodgers Theatre

Cast List:
Idina Menzel
LaChanze
Anthony Rapp
James Snyder
Jerry Dixon
Jenn Colella
Jason Tam
Tamika Lawrence
Joe Cassidy
Miguel Cervantes 
Curtis Holbrook 
Stephanie Klemons
Tyler McGee
Ryann Redmond 
Joe Aaron Reid
Ann Sanders
Production Credits:
Michael Greif (Direction)
Larry Keigwin (Choreography)
Mark Wendland (Scenic Design)
Emily Rebholz (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
Brian Ronana (Sound Design)
Carmel Dean (Musical Direction)
Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin (Orchestrations)

Other Credits:
Lyrics by: Brian Yorkey
Music by: Tom Kitt
Book by: Brian Yorkey

Idina Menzel shines in ‘If/Then’ at Orpheum Theater

When Idina Menzel first appeared onstage, her presence abruptly bringing the swelling overture to a stark silence, there was perhaps no greater applause during the nearly three-hour performance of “If/Then” than when she delivered the show’s opening line: “Hey, it’s me.” And that immediate enthusiasm is completely warranted, because a
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‘Next to Normal’ production only stays true to title

Unlike in the days of Gershwin, Lerner and Loewe or Rodgers and Hammerstein, musicals are no longer only about extravagant tap numbers and happy endings. In the age of “Rent” and “Spring Awakening,” with the worlds of Broadway and rock music colliding, musicals today tell all sorts of stories —
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