Gordon-Caird Musical Daddy Long Legs Gets Added Week at Theatreworks

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Theatreworks has extended the new Paul Gordon-John Caird musical Daddy Long Legs through Feb. 21 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Gordon (Emma) and Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby), who previously collaborated on the Broadway musical Jane Eyre, reunited for the musical based on Jean Webster's 1912 novel of the same title. Daddy Long Legs began previews Jan. 20 and officially opened Jan. 23.

Caird directs the two-person cast that features Broadway's Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables) as Jerusha Abbott alongside Robert Adelman Hancock (Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia!) as Jervis Pendleton.

According to press notes, "Set in New England in the early 1900's, Daddy Long Legs is the story of Jerusha Abbott, a talented orphan with a wry sense of humor sent to a prestigious college by an anonymous benefactor. With the stipulation that she write him monthly letters, and having only seen a glimpse of his elongated shadow on a wall, she whimsically dubs him 'Daddy Long Legs.' Revealed through her witty wistful letters, her journey to independence, education, and romance chronicles the emergence of a delightfully liberated and self-confident American woman."

Designing set and costumes for the premiere is Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner David Farley (2008 Sunday in the Park With George, 2009 A Little Night Music).

Daddy Long Legs opened the 2009-2010 season at the Rubicon Theatre Company earlier this fall. The Rubicon is a co-producer of the production along with TheatreWorks and the Cincinnati Playhouse. Following the TheatreWorks engagement, Daddy Long Legs will play the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park March 13-April 10.

For tickets phone (650) 903-6000 or visit TheatreWorks.

TheatreWorks' Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro Street (at Mercy) in Mountain View, CA.

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