The new Off-Broadway musical BETWEEN THE LINES announces a book drive with Hindi’s Libraries, a Long Island based literary nonprofit, to collect children’s and young adult books at performances from Tuesday, August 2 – Sunday, August 7, 2022 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). Bins will be placed at the Tony Kiser Theater and patrons are encouraged to donate a new or gently used children’s book towards this initiative.
61% of low-income families own no books for their children, and Hindi’s Libraries is helping avoid the summer reading slide and bridge the literacy gap by providing free children’s books to families across the globe, at no cost to recipients.
“Being that I am a tremendous theatregoer, I am so grateful for this opportunity to share two of my passions: performing arts and literacy. I am grateful to Daryl Roth and her entire team for supporting our cause and helping us give the gift of literacy,” explained Leslie Gang, co-founder of Hindi’s Libraries.
Produced by Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, Indecent) and based on the novel by international bestselling author Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, BETWEEN THE LINES stars 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. They are joined by understudies Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry and Aubrey Matalon. Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and choreographed by Paul McGill (The Legend of Georgia McBride), BETWEEN THE LINESfeatures a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas) and music & lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson (Apple TV+’s “Central Park”), in their New York theatre debuts. www.hindislibraries.org