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Between the Lines
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Between the Lines Tickets

New York
14 Jun 2022 - 11 Sep 2022
Fairy tales come to life in this new musical based on Jodi Picoult's novel.

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Daryl Roth presents the New York premiere of new musical Between the Lines at the Tony Kiser Theater, based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer. Between the Lines tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Between the Lines became Picoult's first young adult novel and van Leer's first published work when it was released in 2012. The book was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a Publisher's Weekly Bestseller, and it was nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association's 2013 Top Ten Teen Award. Now the duo's work is entering a new chapter with the premiere of the musical adaptation.

The protagonist of the Between the Lines musical, 17-year-old Delilah, struggles with loneliness. Her mother is overprotective, she never knew her father, and she has trouble fitting in at her new school in a new city. Her source of solace is the titular fairytale book, and her attachment to it only further separates her from those around her, who can't understand Delilah's fascination with the book. She spills all her troubles to the book character Prince Oliver, and when one day he talks back, reality and fantasy blur as the two develop a relationship.

The musical premiered in 2017 at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, where the musical broke box office records. A sold-out concert version of Between the Lines went up at Manhattan's 92Y in 2018, and the full-fledged New York premiere was originally slated to start performances at the Kiser in April 2020. The production was delayed indefinitely due to the pandemic, but Between the Lines is finally slated to play a limited engagement in summer 2022.

Tickets to Between the Lines are available now. Get your Between the Lines tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

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. Between the Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for anyone who has ever sought to find their place in the world.

Opening date

June 14th, 2022

Closing date

September 11th, 2022


Tony Kiser Theater

Cast and creative

By: Book by Timothy Allen McDonald, Music & Lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson, based on the Novel by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Director: Jeff Calhoun
Producer: Daryl Roth
Cast list: Arielle Jacobs (as Delilah), Jake David Smith (as Prince Oliver/Edgar), Morgan Siobhan Green (as Jules/Ondine), Vicki Lewis (as Ms. Winx/Jessamyn/Jacobs/Mrs. Brown/Kyrie), Will Burton (as Frump/Ryan), Jerusha Cavazos (as Janice/Marina), Pierre Marais (as (Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person), John Rapson (as Dr. Ducharme/Rapskullio), Carrie St. Louis (as Allie/Princess Seraphima) and Julia Murney (as Grace/Queen Maureen)
Choreography: Paul McGill
Other info: Orchestrations & Arrangements by Greg Anthony Rassen

Our review

Between the Lines

We've all heard the time-worn remark about leaving a show humming the scenery. After the final note of Between the Lines, a new musical about 17-year-old Delilah who escapes into books (in more ways than one), you're bound to exit buzzing about the projections.These show-stealing visual effects ingeniously depict what's happening in a children's fairytale also titled Between the Lines. Actors stand in for the illustrations on pages of the book thanks to stage magic and strategic lighting. It...

Latest Between the Lines News & Features

Romantic. Quirky. Dreamlike. Fun. That describes Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson's signature songwriting style. The composer-lyricist duo are behind the animated musical comedies Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Central Park on AppleTV+, and now, the Off-Broadway fairytale musical Between the Lines, based on bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer's novel. They've become the team to call for whimsical earworms you'd bust out at a Disney-inspired karaoke night.Samsel and...

A chapter is closing for Between the Lines. The Off-Broadway musical based on Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer's novel will now close on September 11. The show was previously set to run at the Tony Kiser Theater through October 2.Between the Lines follows Delilah, a lonely teenager whose closest companion is her favorite book — until the prince from that book comes alive and befriends her. Though all seems suddenly perfect as she steps into the book's world, the line between what's real and...

Arielle Jacobs

Most people wouldn't want to relive high school. But Arielle Jacobs is alright with the do-overs.In fact, playing young women in youthful stories has become one of Jacobs's specialties. Her first professional gig was as Gabriella in the High School Musical stage show (directed by Jeff Calhoun, who also helms Between the Lines), and many know her as Princess Jasmine in Broadway's Aladdin, a role she was playing on a Disney Princess Concert tour when we had our virtual interview.Next, she'll next...

Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, Jake David Smith

UPDATE: The full cast of Between the Lines has been announced. Joining the previously announced stars are Hillary Fisher as Allie/Princess Seraphima and Wren Rivera as Jules/Ondine. Sean Stack has joined in place of Pierre Marais as Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person. Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry, and Aubrey Matalon have joined as understudies.The world premiere of Between the Lines, an Off-Broadway production originally scheduled for 2020, has announced casting for its new run this...

Jodi Picoult

Between the Lines is starting a new chapter! The new musical based on the novel by mother-and-daughter team Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, will play a limited engagement at Second Stage Theater's Tony Kiser Theater beginning June 14, 2022. The musical was originally scheduled to go up in April 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.The protagonist of Between the Lines, Delilah, is a new student at her school who struggles to fit in. She looks to her favorite book for comfort when her...

Jake David Smith & Arielle Jacobs

Producer Daryl Roth has now confirmed that the New York premiere of Between the Lines, which was scheduled to officially open at the Tony Kiser Theater last week, has been postponed until spring 2021. The musical was originally scheduled to begin previews on April 21, 2020, ahead of an official opening on May 7.In addition, Frozen alum Jake David Smith has been cast as Prince Oliver, replacing previously reported Jason Gotay due to scheduling conflicts.Smith joins an Off-Broadway cast that...

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