Adam Halpin to join cast of Daddy Long Legs


Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz have announced that Adam Halpin will join his wife Megan McGinnis in the off-Broadway production of Daddy Long Legs, which is directed by John Caird at the Davenport Theatre.

Previews begin on 10 September 2015, before an official opening on 28 September. The production was originally only booking to 10 January 2016, but this has been extended indefinitely due to popular demand.

Adam Halpin will replace Will Reynolds in the title role, beginning performances on 20 November 2015. Halpin will join his wife Megan McGinnis in the production to February 2016.

Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony nominee Paul Gordon, book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird, and is based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster.

Synopsis: "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 creative team features scenic and costume design by Olivier winner and Tony nominee David Farley and lighting design by Paul Toben.

Adam Halpin's Broadway credits include the short-lived 2008 musical 'Glory Days'. Off-Broadway, he has starred in 'Dogfight' and 'Rent'.

- by Dom O'Hanlon