A theatrical production of Between the World and Me, the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be brought to the Apollo Theater in Harlem next April. The New York Times reported that the book "will be adapted into a multimedia performance, with excerpted monologues, video projections, and a score by the jazz musician Jason Moran. Portions of Mr. Coates's letters to his son would be read aloud, while narratives of his experiences at Howard University and in New York City could be performed by actors."
Kamilah Forbes, the Apollo's executive producer who will direct the production, said, "The second I put the book down, I wanted to call everyone who had read the book, and who would stay up with me at 3 a.m. The hope is that we're taking that solitary experience of reading the book and expanding that to a collective experience."
Casting, which has yet to be announced, "will be fluid over the show's short run. "There's a mix of everyday folks and celebrity voices," Forbes noted."One night is going to be vastly different from the next."