BETWEEN THE LINES Announces Closing Date
Magic will cast a spell a little longer on Off-Broadway audiences. The new musical Between the Lines has announced it will play its final performance on September 11. The production opened July 11 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre.
The musical adaptation of the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 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.
Arielle Jacobs stars 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 are 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 supervision by Daniel Green and music direction by Chris Gurr. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. 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 premiere in 2020 initially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ghostlight Records recently announced plans for an Off-Broadway cast recording, set to be released later this season.