New Musical BETWEEN THE LINES Will Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2020
Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and choreographed by Lortel & Drama Desk Award nominee Lorin Latarro (Waitress), Between the Lines features a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach) and music & lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson (Disney Animation's Olaf's Frozen Adventure).
Based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha Van Leer, Between the Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for anyone who has ever sought to find their place in the world. An outsider in a new town and a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur in both extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah has to confront whether she alone has the power to rewrite her own story.
Producer Daryl Roth said, "At the heart of good theatre is a story worth telling. When I first read this book by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, I was captivated and felt it had the potential to become a beautiful musical. I am always drawn to material that sheds light on women's stories, and encourages my daughter's and granddaughters' generations to find their own strength, truth, and confidence. Between the Lines does just that. The gifted composer and lyricist, Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, have written an amazing score, and I'm thrilled to be giving them their well-deserved New York debut."
Casting, design team and an Opening Night date will be announced shortly. Tickets for Between the Lines will go on sale beginning Tuesday, October 15, and will range from $55 - $125. For more information visit www.BetweenTheLinesMusical.com.
Between the Lines is produced by Daryl Roth.
Between the Lines made its world premiere at Kansas City Rep in Fall 2017, where the musical broke box office records and the Kansas City Star called the show, "a whimsical, wonderful production," and Broadway World raved, "It is a throwback to the prototypical well-conceived, masterfully executed, tuneful, funny, appropriately danced, and professionally acted example of what you hope a Broadway style musical might aspire to be at its best." In January 2018, a sold out concert version of Between the Lines was presented at the 92Y in Manhattan.
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