Paul Alexander Nolan to Join Megan McGinnis in DADDY LONG LEGS Off-Broadway

Paul Alexander Nolan to Join Megan McGinnis in DADDY LONG LEGS Off-Broadway

Paul Alexander Nolan, star of Broadway's ONCE and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, will soon make his Off-Broadway debut.

BroadwayWorld has learned that the stage vet has signed on to join Megan McGinnis in the new Paul Gordon-John Caird musical DADDY LONG LEGS, based on Jean Webster's 1912 novel. Caird will also direct the production, which is slated to begin previews at the Davenport Theatre on Sept. 10, 2015, ahead of an official opening on Sept. 28. The musical will play a strictly limited engagement through January 10, 2016.

According to press notes, "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 (Nolan) 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?"

The musical first premiered in 2009 at Rubicon Theatre Company in 2009, which lead to subsequent production in London, Tokyo, and Canada.

DADDY LONG LEGS features scenic and costume design by David Farley and lighting design by Paul Toben (Broadway's The Story Of My Life).

For tickets to DADDY LONG LEGS, visit or call (212) 239-6222.

PAUL ALEXANDER NOLAN is making his Off-Broadway debut with Daddy Long Legs. Broadway: Pasha/Strelnikov in Doctor Zhivago (2015 OCC nomination), Guy in Once, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional: Aida (Kansas City Starlight), JCS and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (LJP), six seasons with the Stratford Festival where his roles include Orlando in As You Like It, Al in Grapes of Wrath, Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony in West Side Story (dir. Gary Grifiin), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cousin Kevin in The Who's Tommy.

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