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 real world is unwelcoming; however, the lines between her life and fantasy begin to get blurred.
Between the Lines
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 will be on sale on New York Theatre Guide soon.
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, 15-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.
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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.