2004:  Lisa Marinacci initially began writing the music and lyrics, and later that year
a demo of 11 songs was recorded in New York City with generous help from
talented friends and Broadway alum.   Later that year she began collaborating with
Jeremy Lewit on the book.


In the summer of 2006 The Devil and Daisy Jane was accepted into the New York
City Fringe Festival, but  due to a serious lack of pocket change, the writers were
unable to  come up with the participation fee.


In 2007 the writers moved the project to Los Angeles, CA, and an informal table
read took place in October.   This reading would help to shape new characters and
ideas for what would become the next incarnation of the script.  As it turned out,
Hollywood was the perfect setting for a musical about the price of fame.


In the fall of 2009, with a brand new book and 5 new songs, The Devil and Daisy
Jane had a table reading in North Hollywood, CA in front of industry professionals.  
Following the North Hollywood table read, director Robert Marra and co-producer
Gina D'Acciaro joined Lisa and Jeremy in working towards what would be the first
concert performance of the show in January 2010.  


In May of 2010, the song "The Ballad of Bobby Shrub" was performed  to rave
reviews at Hot Night In The City, Playwrights Arena's annual benefit showcasing
Los Angeles composers.


In January of 2011, The Devil and Daisy Jane had three sold-out concert
performances with a live rock band led by music director Brent Crayon.  

In May of 2011, cast members from The Devil and Daisy Jane brought the house
down for a second year in a row with "The Biggest Baddest Star" at Hot Night in the
City.

Most recently, in August 2011 the show received 8 fully staged, sold-out workshop
presentations in the Los Angeles Festival of New American Musicals.  We received
numerous StageSceneLA awards, including "Outstanding New Musical of
2010-2011" and "Best Ensemble Cast Lead Performance - Musical".  For all list of
all the awards, click
HERE.
The Devil and Daisy Jane
a new musical
Cast members from the August 2011 Staged Workshop
HISTORY
2011 Staged Workshop Stills