Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, More Confirmed for BETWEEN THE LINES


Arielle Jacobs and Julia Murney

Dan Meyer
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May 4, 2022 10:06 AM

Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, and more Broadway favorites have joined the cast of Between the Lines, the musical adaptation of the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer. Performances of the Second Stage production begin June 14 at the Tony Kiser Theatre ahead of a June 26 opening.

Between the Lines follows Delilah, an outsider in a new town and a new school, as she seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood by the handsome Prince Oliver. As fantasy and reality begin to blur, Delilah embarks upon a self-empowerment journey for the ages.

Jacobs will star as Delilah opposite Jake David Smith as Prince Oliver/Edgar, alongside Vicki Lewis as Ms. Winx/Jessamyn Jacobs/Mrs. Brown/Kyrie, Hillary Fisher as Allie/Princess Seraphima, Will Burton as Frump/Ryan, Jerusha Cavazos as Janice/Marina, John Rapson as Dr. Ducharme/Rapskulio, Wren Rivera as Jules/Ondine, Sean Stack as Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person, and Murney as Grace/Queen Maureen. They will be joined by understudies Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry, and Aubrey Matalon.

Directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and choreographed by Paul McGill, the musical features music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald.

The creative team includes scenic designer Tobin Ost, costume designer Gregg Barnes, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Ken Travis, projection designer Caite Hevner, and hair and makeup designer J. Jared Janas. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Gregory Rassen with music direction by Daniel Green. Serving as lead producer is Daryl Roth, with co-producers Elizabeth Armstrong, Andrew Paradis, Sullivan Entertainment, and Tom Tuft.

The musical premiered at Kansas City Rep in Fall 2017. In January 2018, a sold-out concert version was presented at the 92Y in Manhattan, with plans for an Off-Broadway 2020 premiere postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.