The new musical DADDY LONG LEGS will be the first ever Broadway or Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast over the Internet free of charge on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST.
The live stream will feature performances from DADDY LONG LEGS stars, and real-life married couple, Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables, Side Show, Little Women) and Adam Halpin (Dogfight, RENT, Kinky Boots Natl. Tour). The broadcast will include a talk-back session immediately after the performance, moderated by NY1 reporter Frank DiLella.
Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters, and “Downton Abbey”—this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London.Critics are cheering: Daddy Long Legs has “echoes of She Loves Me and top-notch performances” and “is one of the most enthralling, entertaining and moving love stories on the American musical theater stage.”
DADDY LONG LEGS tells the extraordinary tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. One day, a rich, anonymous benefactor (Halpin) decides to send her to college, but she must write him a letter once a month. Unaware of his identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her brilliant and witty letters, Jerusha shares her experiences of college while discovering her own identity and reveling in the wonders of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs?