Looks like she really is the Queen. The If/Then Broadway cast album, starring Idina Menzel, debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest debut for a cast recording since Rent back in 1996, which of course she also featured on. According to Billboard, If/Then sold 15,000 copies in the week ending June 8.
Thanks to her work on Frozen, Menzel has spent a great deal of time on the Billboard chart lately, with the film’s soundtrack selling 2.9 million copies to date. She is the first Tony Award acting winner to have a top 10 single, for the movie's Oscar-winning number “Let It Go.”
If/Then, a new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman who wants to make a brand new start as she returns to New York City. The cast album was recorded by Masterworks Broadway and also features the voices of Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp (who was also in Rent's original cast), Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon, James Snyder, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.