Jodi Picoult Musical Between the Lines Sets Regional World Premiere

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Broadway producer Daryl Roth is attached to the musical based on the Jodi Picoult-Samantha van Leer novel.
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Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, which includes the world-premiere musical Between the Lines and the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

The season will kick off with the stage adaptation of Between the Lines, the young adult novel written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha van Leer. It is produced in special arrangement with Tony-winning Broadway producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots). The New York-aimed musical features a book by Timothy Allen McDonald and a score by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.

Here’s how it’s billed: “An enchanting new musical that asks the questions - what would happen if the lines between fiction and fantasy become blurred with reality? When the handsome hero for her favorite book literally starts speaking to her, Delilah thinks she’s found the perfect escape from the humdrum and challenging life of a high school outsider. Constantly on the outs with the ‘in’ crowd, Delilah needs to find a friend who truly understands.”

The KC Rep season also includes August Wilson’s Fences, A Christmas Carol, Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and Laura Eason’s Sex With Strangers.

The season will include an additional musical to-be-announced. Under consideration are American Idiot, Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma!, and Falsettos.

OriginKC, the theatre’s New Works Festival, will include Nathan Louis Jackson’s Brother Toad, about gun violence in America; and Kara Lee Corthron’s Welcome to Fear City, an examination of the birth of hip hop music in the Bronx.

Dates of production will be announced at a later date. Visit KCRep.org.