MCC Theater's world premiere of Ana Nogueira's Which Way to the Stage began previews April 14 at Off-Broadway's Newman Mills Theater with opening night scheduled for May 10. It will run until May 22.
Directed by Mike Donahue, the cast includes Sas Goldberg (Significant Other), Max Jenkins (Unnatural Acts), Evan Todd (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and Michelle Veintimilla (The Baker and the Beauty).
The play takes audiences back to 2015 and follows two Broadway fans, Jeff and Judy, waiting outside If/Then's stage door. It is teased that "the experience they have while they wait will change the course of their decades-long friendship forever."
The Tony-nominated If/Then has a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. It opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre March 30, 2014. Michael Greif directed a cast that included Tony winners Idina Menzel and LaChanze and Anthony Rapp.
Which Way to the Stage features scenic design by Adam Rigg (On Sugarland), costume design by Enver Chakartash (English), lighting design by Mextly Couzin (Tambo and Bones) and Jen Schriever (Grand Horizons), and sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar (What the Constitution Means to Me). The creative team also includes vocal supervisor Liz Caplan, choreographer Paul McGill, and hair, wig, and makeup designer Domino Couture. Alex H. Hajjar is the production stage manager.