Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Off-Broadway's Between the Lines? | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Off-Broadway's Between the Lines?

Based on the Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer novel, the new musical plays at Tony Kiser Theater.

Arielle Jacobs in Between the Lines Matthew Murphy

The reviews are in! Off-Broadway's Between The Lines officially opened July 11 at Tony Kiser Theater. Previews for the new musical began June 15 after a single-day delay due to positive COVID cases within the company.

The new musical follows high schooler Delilah, an outsider in a new school, who seeks comfort in her favorite book where she feels heard and understood. But, the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur, and she has to confront whether she has the power to rewrite her own story.

Read the reviews here. 

Cititour NY (Brian Scott Lipton)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Starring in the cast are Arielle Jacobs as Delilah, Jake David Smith as Prince Oliver, 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 Julia Murney as Grace/Queen Maureen. Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry, and Aubrey Matalon serve as understudies.

The work, based on the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, features a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (James and the Giant Peach), and a score by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (Central Park).

Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) directs, with orchestrations and arrangements by Gregory Rassen (Bandstand). The creative team also features choreographer Paul McGill (The Legend of Georgia McBride), music director Daniel Green (Almost Famous), scenic designer Tobin Ost (Newsies), 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 hair and makeup designer J. Jared Janas (Jagged Little Pill).

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

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