Between The Lines
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Between The Lines
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Between The Lines NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(493 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
3%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

A new musical based on the young adult novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (493)

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52 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if This was just about the best show I have seen in a long time. Terrific cast and sets. Charming and witty. Excellent singing.

Don't see it if You don't like fairy tales or feel good musicals.

55 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like stories about finding your own voice and rewriting your own story. This has an incredible cast. Great singing. Must see.

Don't see it if You don't like uplifting good stories with great singing and great acting.

107 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Fluffy, Must see, Wholesome, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you like wholesome stories that will pull at your heartstrings and make you believe in fairytales at any age!

Don't see it if you don't like to feel warm and fuzzy inside. Read more

108 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Romantic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You are looking for a feel good musical

Don't see it if You are a fan of the book, it's a lot different!

58 Reviews | 21 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Absolutely the most enjoyable show. Saw it with my 9 & 10 year old. I going again with my 5 year old!!!

Don't see it if You take life too seriously.

50 Reviews | 42 Followers
97
Great singing, Great acting, Epic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A triumph!! Few times I walk out of a theater with a song in my heart. I’m mesmerized!! Acting set singing laughter dreamy it had it all!!

Don't see it if You have no soul and want to see something that’s too racy or with no morals

260 Reviews | 87 Followers
97
Line up the extension

See it if You are young or young at heart. Very catchy songs. Add three if under eighteen.

Don't see it if You prefer to invest time and money in strictly drama or comedy. Read more

77 Reviews | 25 Followers
97
Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy musicals that blend aspects of reality and fantasy together. This show has strong performances all around from the cast.

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Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
July 17th, 2022

"A musical based on a novel can never be the same as its source material, and it isn’t meant to be. But throw out too many of the original elements and you leave an audience wondering how you lost your way."
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Time Out New York
July 19th, 2022

"3/5 Stars. If you don't think about it too hard, the show is good-natured, escapist fun...But for a musical about finding a way to write your own unique narrative, 'Between the Lines' is filled with a lot of clichés and stock characters...And although it touches on dark subjects like depression and suicide, it is too lighthearted to explore such cutting questions...This musical is just good enough to leave you wanting more from it."
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New York Theatre Guide
July 11th, 2022

"Beyond the derivative echoes, the production shines. ... Likely to appeal to young audiences, 'Between the Lines' ultimately is a celebration of the surprising and even game-changing payoffs of reading. That’s a message that hits the right note."
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New Yorker
August 22nd, 2022

"The supporting characters tend to land the best tunes...while the leads are saddled with bland ballads."
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Theatermania
July 11th, 2022

"Like most new musicals, 'Between the Lines' is a bit overstuffed."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 12th, 2022

The new show at the Kiser is by no means terrible -- it has flashes of wit, some catchy songs, nifty design touches, and one of the most appealing casts in town -- but it is also hugely derivative, seemingly assembled from a teen musical kit of parts. Its fanciful story is built on a shaky foundation, making it difficult to go along with its imaginative premise; it practically invites you to pick it apart.
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Talkin' Broadway
July 12th, 2022

"As a genre musical, 'Between the Lines' does not break new ground, nor does it invigorate the formula. The performances are quite good and, visually, it's quite impressive, but the show overstays its welcome at nearly two-and-one-half hours long."
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New York Stage Review
July 11th, 2022

"Belying its title, 'Between the Lines' doesn’t exactly contain much in the way of subtext. But there’s plenty enough surface charm to please its target audience."
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