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Daddy Long Legs to Play Final Off-Broadway Performance

The Drama Desk-nominated musical will end its run at the Davenport Theatre.

Adam Halpin and Megan McGinnis in Daddy Long Legs, directed by John Caird, at the Davenport Theatre.
(© Jeremy Daniel)

Daddy Long Legs, the Drama Desk Award-nominated new musical, will end its run at the Davenport Theatre on June 6 after a total of 309 performances. According to producer Ken Davenport, the musical is in the process of booking a national tour and licensing the show for productions at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, and a mounting in Korea.

With book and direction by Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Misérables), Daddy Long Legs features a score by Tony nominee Paul Gordon. The show is inspired by a 1912 novel by Jean Webster. It tells the story of Jerusha Abbott, an orphan who gets a college education from an anonymous benefactor whom she nicknames Daddy Long Legs. The two-character musical currently stars real-life married couple Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin.

On December 10, the production made history as the first-ever Broadway or off-Broadway performance to be livestreamed free of charge.

"We are so proud of our historic run of Daddy Long Legs, which garnered us both an Outer Critics nomination and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Musical," says Davenport. "And of course, we were thrilled to be the first Broadway or off-Broadway production to be live streamed from New York City. But the time has come for Jerusha to graduate college and go off into the world."

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