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.