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If/Then Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts At #19 On Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

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GARNERS HIGHEST DEBUT FOR A CAST RECORDING SINCE 1996’S RENT

Recording Available Now Starring Tony Award Winner Idina Menzel

NEW YORK,?June 12, 2014?/PRNewswire/ –?MASTERWORKS BROADWAY?proudly announces?the?Original Broadway Cast Recording?of?If/Then?makes a stunning debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart.?This is the highest debut for a Broadway cast album since?Rent?in 1996.?The?If/Then cast recording,?produced by?Steve Epstein,?Tom Kitt?and?David Stone, also debuts at #1 on the Top Broadway albums chart.

“The?If/Then?recording beautifully captures the artistry of?Tom Kitt?and?Brian Yorkey’s?score and rightfully takes its place among the most important cast albums in the Masterworks Broadway catalog,” says?Scott Farthing, VP of Masterworks Broadway.? “We are elated with its reception and are proud to be partners with?Idina Menzel,?David Stone, and the entire?If/Then?team.”

“I’m thrilled that audiences have embraced?If/Then,?not only for the powerhouse performances by?Idina Menzel?and the entire Broadway company, but for?Tom Kitt?and?Brian Yorkey’s?complex and rich musical score,” said?If/Then?producer?David Stone. “We’re all very proud that the cast recording has made such an auspicious debut on the Billboard charts and we’re excited that listeners around the world will be enjoying the score as much as our audiences are here on Broadway.”

Idina Menzel?made her Broadway debut in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical?Rent,?alongside her?If/Then?co-starAnthony Rapp. ?Both musicals were directed by?Michael Greif.???Menzel recently earned a Tony nomination for her performance in?If/Then.?Tom Kitt and?Brian Yorkey?were also nominated for Best Score.?Check out the official music video for?If/Then’s?“You Learn To Live Without” performed by?Idina Menzel?here.

Idina Menzel?returns to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for?Wicked?in?If/Then,?an original Broadway musical which reunites Tom Kitt?(music), Brian Yorkey?(book and lyrics), and Michael Greif?(director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical,?Next to Normal.?If/Then?is produced by?David Stone,?who produced bothWicked?and?Next to Normal.

If/Then?is an original new musical that follows Elizabeth as she rebuilds her life in?New York, a city of infinite possibilities.?This contemporary musical is set where choice and chance collide.? In one moment, Elizabeth will lead parallel lives.?This is the story of both.

In addition to Menzel, the company of?If/Then?features?LaChanze?(Tony Award-winner for?The Color Purple), Anthony Rapp?(original cast of?Rent),?James Snyder?(Cry-Baby),?Jerry Dixon?(tick, tick?Boom!, Once On This Island),?Jenn Colella(Chaplin, High Fidelity),?Jason Tam?(A Chorus Line,?Lysistrata Jones),?Tamika Lawrence?(Matilda), and?Jackie Burns(Wicked).

The production also features?Joe Cassidy,?Miguel Cervantes,?Curtis Holbrook,?Stephanie Klemons,?Tyler McGee,?Ryann Redmond,?Joe Aaron Reid,?Ann Sanders, Marc delaCruz,?Charles Hagerty,?Janet Krupin?and?Pearl Sun.

If/Then?features choreography by?Larry Keigwin,?set design by Tony Award-Nominee?Mark Wendland,?costume design byEmily Rebholz,?lighting design by Tony Award-Winner?Kenneth Posner?and sound design by Tony Award-Winner?Brian Ronan. The production features musical direction by?Carmel Dean,?vocal arrangements by?Annmarie Milazzo,?and orchestrations by Tony Award-Winner?Michael Starobin.

If/Then?opened on Broadway on?Sunday, March 30, 2014?at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). To purchase tickets please visit ifthenthemusical.com or Ticketmaster.com or call 877-250-2929.

Masterworks Broadway?is a label imprint of Sony Music Masterworks.? For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit?www.masterworksbroadway.com.? For more information on the musical, please visitwww.IfThenTheMusical.com.

TRACKLISTING

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1. Prologue????

13. Hey, Kid

2.?What If?????

14. Some Other Me

3.?It’s a Sign????

15. Best Worst Mistake

4.?A Map of New York??

16. I Hate You

5. You Never Know?????

17. A Map Of New York (Reprise)

6.?Ain’t No Man Manhattan??

18. You Learn To Live Without

7.?What the F**k??????

19. The Moment Explodes

8.?Here I Go?????

20. Love While You Can

9.?You Don’t Need To Love Me???

21. What Would You Do?

10. No More Wasted Time????

22. Always Starting Over

11. Surprise?????????????????

23. What If? (Reprise)

12. This Day / Walking by a Wedding??????????????????

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