In the latest iteration of its Page to Stage series, 92Y hosted Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth and author Jodi Picoult to discuss the upcoming Off-Broadway musical adaptation of Picoult's novel Between the Lines. Moderated by Gordon Cox, the panel discussion also included Steve Kluger, whose novel Last Days of Summer was also recently adapted for the stage. Between the Lines lead Arielle Jacobs and actor Bobby Conte Thornton both performed selections from the musical's score.
Between the Lines features a book by Timothy Allen McDonald and music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson with orchestrations and arrangements by Tony nominee Gregory Rassen.
The musical follows Delilah, an outsider in a new town who seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood. As the lines between the worlds of reality and fantasy begin to blur, she has to confront whether she has the power to rewrite her own story.
“I am thrilled that we have assembled such a talented and dynamic cast to bring this new musical to life,” Daryl Roth, who is producing the musical, said in a statement. “I cannot wait to see them share this incredible story and magnificent score with New York audiences this spring.”