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The Interestings
A New Musical

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Stairwell has teamed up with Grammy® Award winner, three-time Tony® Award and three-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Sara Bareilles and Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl for a new musical based on Meg Wolitzer's New York Times bestselling novel The Interestings. The new musical will feature music and lyrics by Bareilles and a book by Ruhl. The musical is currently in development.

The Interestings tells the story of six teenagers who meet at summer camp in the 1970s and form a lifelong bond over their shared dream of leading creative and inspiring lives. Decades later in New York City, that bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. The Interestings traces their lives as they grow together and apart to explore friendship, love, envy, class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.


Released in 2013, Meg Wolitzer’s New York Times bestselling novel The Interestings has been called “remarkable… acutely perceptive...” (The New York Times Book Review), "sprawling, ambitious and often wistful" (USA Today), "a supremely engrossing, deeply knowing, genius-level enterprise" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), “a victory” (Entertainment Weekly).

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