VIDEO: Megan McGinnis Gives a Heartfelt Curtain Speech at Final Off-Broadway DADDY LONG LEGS
After 309 performances at the Davenport Theatre, the Drama Desk Award-Nominated new musical Daddy Long Legs played its final Off-Broadway performance on Monday, June 6th.
It was the 690th performance for the two-person musical's leading lady, Megan McGinnis who has been with the show since 2009, originating the role of Jerusha Abbott at Southern California's Rubicon Theatre Company and taking the show to London's West End before opening Off-Broadway.
Her leading man when Paul Gordon and John Caird's stage adaptation of Jean Webster's novel opened in New York was Paul Alexander Nolan, currently on Broadway in BRIGHT STAR. He was replaced by McGinnis' own husband, Adam Halpin.
The pair made history on December 10th, 2015, as their performance of DADDY LONG LEGS that evening was the first ever Broadway or Off-Broadway performance to be livestreamed free of charge. The livestream was seen by a total of 150,055 people in 135 countries around the world, including viewers from nations as distant and diverse as Tanzania, Jordan and Fiji.
At the conclusion of Monday night's final Off-Broadway performance, she had heartfelt words to say about the experience.
There are plans in the works for a National Tour of DADDY LONG LEGS, booked by InHouse Booking. In addition a licensing deal has been confirmed with Music Theatre International (MTI) and the show currently scheduled at such notable theatres as George Street Playhouse in New Jersey (November 29, 2016- December 18, 2016), Theatreworks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, California (November 30, 2016 - January 1, 2017) and Pittsburgh Public Theatre in Pittsburgh (March 9, 2017 - April 9, 2017).