Arielle Jacobs Will Return With Between the Lines Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Arielle Jacobs Will Return With Between the Lines Off-Broadway

The new musical is based on the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer and features a score by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.

It's been a long two-and-a-half years since Between the Lines first announced its Off-Broadway premiere, but several cast members who were originally announced for spring 2020 will be taking the stage when the new musical begins performances June 14 at the Tony Kiser Theater. 

Arielle Jacobs returns to the lead role of Delilah in the musical adaptation of Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer’s YA novel of the same name. Also staying with the production are Jake David Smith (Frozen), Vicki Lewis (Damn Yankees, Anastasia), Will Burton (Kiss Me, Kate; Hello, Dolly!), Jerusha Cavazos (The Prom), Pierre Marais (Aladdin), John Rapson (Les Misérables), and Julia Murney (Wicked). Additional casting is still to come. 

In Between the Lines, Delilah is an outsider in a new school who seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood. But the lines between reality and fantasy soon begin to blur with her friendship with the novel's handsome Prince Oliver.

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Between the Lines has a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug- Band Christmas) and a score by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (Apple TV+’s Central Park). Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) will direct the production with choreography by Paul McGill. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Tony nominee Gregory Rassen (Bandstand) and music direction is by Daniel Green.

New additions to the creative team include scenic design by Tony nominee Tobin Ost (Newsies), costume design by Tony winner Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls), lighting design by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages), sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Motown the Musical), and hair and makeup design by J. Jared Janas (Jagged Little Pill).

Between the Lines made its world premiere at Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2017. The Off-Broadway debut is produced by Daryl Roth, with co-producers Elizabeth Armstrong, Andrew Paradis, Sullivan Entertainment and Tom Tuft.

Though the Tony Kiser Theater is owned and operated by Second Stage Theater, Between the Lines is not a Second Stage production.

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