Off-Broadway Musical Between the Lines ends September 11

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Off-Broadway Musical Between the lines Closing on September 11

The new musical based on the book by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer includes a book by Timothy Allen McDonald and a score by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson

The company of Between the lines
Matthew Murphy


Off Broadway Between the lines plays its last performance on September 11 at the Tony Kiser Theater. Based on the YA book by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the lines contains a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (James and the giant peach), and a score by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson. The musical officially opened on July 11 after beginning previews on June 15.

The story follows Delilah (played by Arielle Jacobs) as she moves to a new school and turns to the pages of a storybook to escape her own life. The lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur as she develops a crush on the handsome prince from the book. The cast also includes Jake David Smith, Vicki Lewis, Hillary Fisher, John Rapson, Wren Rivera and Julia Murney. Aubrey Matalon serves as understudy, along with Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy and Martin Landry.

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Jeff Calhoun (News) conducts, with orchestrations and arrangements by Gregory Rassen (Bandstand). The creative team also includes choreographer Paul McGill (The Legend of Georgia McBride), musical director Daniel Green (almost known), scenographer Tobin Ost (News), costume designer Gregg Barnes (mean girls), lighting design by Jason Lyons (rock of ages), sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin), projection designer Caite Hevner (In transit), and hairstylist and makeup artist J. Jared Janas (Little shredded pill).

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Between the lines is co-produced by Daryl Roth, Columbia Live Stage, Elizabeth Armstrong, Andrew Paradis, Kevin Sullivan, Tom Tuft and Writers’ Cage.

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