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DADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre Tonight

DADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre Tonight

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical Daddy Long Legs, have announced that the winner of the "Give A Girl Her Chance" contest will perform live tonight at the Davenport Theatre. Una Morrison of Derry City, Ireland will take the stage for her Off-Broadway debut after tonight's 7pm performance of Daddy Long Legs.

The Daddy Long Legs Give A Girl Her Chance Contest received 204 video submissions from young women from almost every state in the country and around the world, and an overwhelming 53,749 votes were cast.

Producer Ken Davenport says, "When Kate Shindle inspired me to start this contest, I never imagined that it would spread so far that a young woman from a small town in Northern Ireland would be our winner! We are thrilled to be able to fly Una all the way to New York to give her the chance she deserves."

Una Morrison is 18 years old and has been taking acting and singing lessons from the age of 6. Una is studying performing arts at her local school and would like to go on to University to put the steps in place to pursue a career in musical theatre.

To view Una's winning video and purchase tickets for the May 3rd performance of Daddy Long Legs, please visit www.DaddyLongLegsMusical.com/winner.

DADDY LONG LEGS was recently nominated for the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Book of a Musical, the Off Broadway Alliance Best New Musical Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding Book of a Musical, and Outstanding New Score.

The new musical Daddy Long Legs made history on December 10th, 2015, as the first ever Broadway or Off-Broadway performance to be livestreamed free of charge. The livestream featured real-life husband and wife duo Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin, and 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.

From the Tony Award-winning director of LES MISERABLES comes the intimate new musical Daddy Long Legs. Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire-a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and "Downton Abbey"-this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London. Critics are cheering: Daddy Long Legs has "echoes of She Loves Me and top-notch performances" and "is one of the most enthralling, entertaining and moving love stories on the American musical theater stage."

Starring Megan McGinnis (Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Side Show, Little Women) and Adam Halpin (Kinky Boots National Tour) and based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (LES MISERABLES), and direction by John Caird.

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 (Halpin) 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?

DADDY LONG LEGS premiered at the Rubicon Theatre Company in 2009, and has had acclaimed productions throughout the United States as well as international productions in Canada, Tokyo and London's West End. The show was originally produced by a consortium that includes the Rubicon Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and TheatreWorks Palo Alto, The Gem Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, and David Elzer. Megan McGinnis originated the role of Jerusha at the Rubicon Theatre Company and has received the 2010 Los Angeles Ovation Award, an Indy Award (West Coast) and the Acclaim Award (Cincinnati) for her role in Daddy Long Legs.

DADDY LONG LEGS features scenic and costume design by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee David Farley (Sunday in the Park With George), lighting design by Paul Toben (Broadway's The Story Of My Life), sound design by Peter Fitzgerald (Penn & Teller on Broadway), and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Brad Haak (An American in Paris). Daddy Long Legs is produced by Michael Jackowitz and Ken Davenport. Additional producers include Hunter Arnold, Peg McFeeley Golden, Tres Rosas, Ben Bailey, David Bryant, Caiola Productions, Carl Daikeler, Jeffery Grove, Marguerite Hoffman and Associate Producer, Kayla Greenspan.

Tickets for Daddy Long Legs are on sale now at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6222.

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