Based on Jean Webster's story of a young girl in an orphanage whose innate charm and self-confidence at first appeal to the sympathies of one of the institution's young sponsors, who, while remaining incognito through years of correspondence with the girl as she grows and matures, eventually becomes enamored of her and she of him.
Did You Know?
Based on Jean Webster
's novel of the same name and her subsequent Broadway play from 1912 and 1914, respectively, this is a musical adaptation first performed on stage at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, California, in 2008. The performance here occurred in 2015 Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre, 354 West 45th Street in NYC. Unlike Jean Webster
's play and the several adaptations for movies, Daddy Long Legs
(1955), Curly Top
(1935), Daddy Long Legs
(1931), and Daddy-Long-Legs
(1919), this production employs only two actors, maintaining the epistolary aspect of the original story. See more