Ballet, opera, and orchestra companies worldwide have allowed their performances to be screened in cinemas for years (and for the price of a ticket), but for the first time fans of Off-Broadway theater will be able to experience a production from the comfort of their homes. “Daddy Long Legs” and the Davenport Theatre have partnered with Live Stream to stream a live performance of the intimate musical for free online.
“I’m worried about the theater industry falling behind,” Ken Davenport, one of the producer’s of “Daddy Long Legs,” told the New York Times.
Written and directed by John Caird, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, “Daddy Long Legs” is based on the novel that inspired the 1955 Fred Astaire film of the same name. The Davenport’s production stars Megan McGInnis and Adam Halpin as a witty young woman and her mysterious benefactor.
The performance will stream at here on Thurs., Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.