Daddy Long Legs Cast Album

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There will be a cast album for the new musical Daddy Long Legs, the intimate two-character show which wrapped its world-premiere run on Nov. 8. Rubicon Theatre Company in California produced. The music and lyrics are by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon, the composer-lyricist of Broadway's Jane Eyre and the regionally popular Emma.

"The score has a slightly more pop sound than some of my other musicals, and guitarist James Harrah is adding a unique acoustic texture that I think fans of the show will enjoy," Gordon told us.

Megan McGinnis (Broadway's Little Women) and Robert Adelman Hancock starred in the Rubicon run and will be heard on the album, which gets recorded Nov. 10 for a release in 2010. The libretto is by Les Misérables co-creator John Caird, from the novel by Jean Webster (the grand-niece of Mark Twain). Caird also directed. Musical director is Laura Berquist.

Set in the early 1900s, the story is told entirely through the letters of orphan Jerusha Abbot to her "daddy long legs," an anonymous benefactor who sends her to college under the condition that she write him a letter once a month telling of her college life. Caird brings Jerusha's letters to life and integrates the character of "daddy long legs" into the show. In the novel, he is mentioned but never seen.

The Rubicon staging was a co-production of Rubicon; Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Ohio; executive producer Michael Jackowitz; and David Elzer.

Pre-orders for the CD are being taken at the Rubicon box office at (805) 667-2900. For more information (including video excerpts of the show and interviews with the creatives), visit here.

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