Adele Dazeem now starring on Broadway, filling in for Idina Manzel, says apparent If/Then program insert. (PHOTO)

Now on Broadway, for One Night Only: Adele Dazeem

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March 4 2014 7:50 PM

Now on Broadway, for One Night Only: Adele Dazeem

Tonight, Adele Dazeem appears on Broadway, as she’ll play Elizabeth in a preview performance of If/Then, the new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. At least that’s what the Twitter feed of If/Then swing performer Janet Krupin suggests, as Krupin posted a photo of an apparent program insert announcing Dazeem’s appearance, along with a bio that looks a lot like (but just slightly different from) that of regular If/Then star Idina Menzel. (No word on whether this will actually appear in programs at tonight’s show.) Boy, do I wish I’d seen Dazeem in the original Broadway production of Nert.

Update, March 5: The If/Then press office has emailed a response, breaking our hearts: "We have not changed the playbill, nor have we put an insert in. Previews begin tonight, so there was nothing passed out at the theatre yesterday. It was a joke by someone, though not from the production."

Dan Kois is Slate’s culture editor, co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

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