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History

The StoryLine Project launched the company in October 2000 with a reading series in Manhattan featuring six wonderful new plays, selected from over one hundred.


Crazy Money, by Alexander Ostrovsky, translated by Stephen Mulrine

When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit, by Rubén Sierra

Windows, by Susan Bigelow-Marsh

Chemo-Therapy, by Anita Donovan

Old Dog, by Joshua James

Dearest Cousin, by Enid Rudd
 

Out of the Reading Series came several projects, the first being prepped for a commercial production in New York City is Dearest Cousin, the story of Elizabeth the First of England and Mary, Queen of Scots – peerless enemies decreed by Fate.
 

Crazy Money was the second play to emerge from SLP’s reading series. A finalist in Theater Resources Unlimited’s 6th Annual TRU Voices Reading Series, the play was presented May 23rd 2004, directed by Robert Emmet Lunney.


The Other Side of Newark was the third play to emerge from SLP’s reading series. Co-produced with partner Steve Marquard’s Production Consultants, Inc., the play, by Enid Rudd, had a workshop production in New York in June 2008.


Room Service was The StoryLine Project’s commercial debut. This classic screwball comedy was a hit on Broadway in 1937, then a Marx Brothers movie. The play opened at the SoHo Playhouse November 28th, 2006, after a run at The Peccadillo Theater. The play ran for six months to critical acclaim. The hit was followed up in 2009 by the original comedy, Love Child, written by and starring Daniel Jenkins and Robert Stanton. The commercial production ran at New World Stages in New York City.


Cougar The Musical is The Storyline Project’s first musical. Time Magazine designated, ‘Cougar’ the top buzzword for 2007. Written and starring Donna Moore and directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the musical was developed at various cabaret locations in Manhattan prior to its Off-Broadway run at St. Luke’s Theater, in 2012, where it ran for nearly two years.


SLP made its Broadway debut with the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in 2012 and followed up with A Time To Kill, based on the best-selling book by John Grisham, at the Golden.  In 2016 SLP produced Terms of Endearment at 59E59 Street Theaters and in 2017 Farinelli and the King came to Broadway with Mark Rylance and Iestin Davies. 

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