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Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, Jake David Smith

'Between the Lines' announces Off-Broadway casting

The new musical will play at the Tony Kiser Theater.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

UPDATE: The full cast of Between the Lines has been announced. Joining the previously announced stars are Hillary Fisher as Allie/Princess Seraphima and Wren Rivera as Jules/Ondine. Sean Stack has joined in place of Pierre Marais as Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person. Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry, and Aubrey Matalon have joined as understudies.

The world premiere of Between the Lines, an Off-Broadway production originally scheduled for 2020, has announced casting for its new run this summer. Performances begin June 14 at the Tony Kiser Theater.

Arielle Jacobs, known for her role as Jasmine in Aladdin, will star as Delilah. The cast also includes Drama Desk nominee Julia Murney as Grace/Queen Maureen, Jake David Smith as Prince Oliver/Edgar, Vicki Lewis Ms. Winx/Jessamyn Jacobs/Mrs. Brown/Kyrie, Will Burton as Frump/Ryan, Jerusha Cavazos as Janice/Marina, Pierre Marais as Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person, and John Rapson as Dr. Ducharme/Rapskulio. All these cast members were set to be in the production in 2020. Additional casting has yet to be announced.

Between the Lines is a musical based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha van Leer. Delilah is a lonely teenager who finds comfort in the pages of her favorite book (also called Between the Lines), which lets her escape to a world of fantasy. She tells all her struggles to the book's characters, but one day, the prince from the book comes to life and speaks back. The two begin a relationship, and reality and fantasy begin to blur.

Jeff Calhoun directs the musical, with Paul McGill choreographing. Timothy Allen McDonald has adapted Picoult and van Leer's book for the stage, and Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson have written the music and lyrics for their first-ever New York stage production.

Although the Tony Kiser Theater is operated by the Second Stage Theater company, Between the Lines is not a Second Stage production.

Between the Lines tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

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