Daddy Long Legs Begins Cincinnati Run March 13

News   Daddy Long Legs Begins Cincinnati Run March 13
Daddy Long Legs, the new musical from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon and Tony-winning director John Caird, arrives at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park March 13.

After making its world premiere at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, CA, and later TheatreWorks in Mountain View, CA, Daddy Long Legs concludes its rolling premiere in Cincinnati. Performances will continue through April 10.

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.

Caird directs a 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). For tickets phone (513) 421-3888 or visit CincyPlay.

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