Riding a wave of publicity following her appearance at last week's
"If/Then" brought in a healthy $909,159 on its first week of preview performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The new musical, written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, the team behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Next to Normal," follows the parallel-universe adventures of a thirtysomething woman who moves to New York.
The show played to more than 95% audience capacity, which is a robust turnout for a non-blockbuster musical still in previews.
"If/Then" is scheduled to officially open on March 30. The musical had an out-of-town tryout last year at Washington's National Theatre.
The musical marks Menzel's first return to Broadway since she starred in the 2003 hit "
Menzel unexpectedly became an online trending topic when
The on-air gaffe became one of the most searched topics online that week. It was also lampooned by late-night comedians