Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz in association with Live Stream have announced that the new musical Daddy Long Legs will be the first ever Broadway or Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast over the Internet free of charge on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. EST.
The musical, which has had acclaimed productions throughout the United States as well as international productions in Canada, Tokyo and London’s West End before opening in New York, will partner withLivestream and make history as it allows audiences worldwide to view a live performance in full. Viewers can visit the show’s website, www.DaddyLongLegsMusical.com/Livestream now to register to watch the performance.
The live stream will feature performances from Daddy Long Legs stars, and real-life married couple, Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables, Side Show, Little Women) and Adam Halpin (Dogfight, RENT, Kinky Boots Natl. Tour).
“Anyone that reads my blog knows that I’m uber passionate about figuring out how to distribute our content to the rest of the world in a way that helps bring new audiences to our shows and to the theater in general,” said Producer Ken Davenport. “I believe that the digital distribution of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions could be the biggest audience development tool we have at our disposal . . . that we are not using. So we’re going to start with Daddy Long Legs, and show this beautiful musical to the world for free, in the hopes that more shows and more audiences will follow.”
“I’m delighted that Daddy Long Legs will be the first ever musical to be live-streamed from New York,” said director and book-writer John Caird. “Ever since my first shows in New York—Nicholas Nickleby and Les Miserables—I have been ambitious to share my work with as many people as possible, but especially those for whom the journey to see the live show is just too far or too expensive.”
Viewers can register now via www.DaddyLongLegsMusical.com/Livestream to watch the broadcast live on Thursday, December 10. Electronic doors will open at 7:30pm, with the performance beginning at 8 p.m. EST, live from the Davenport Theater.
Following the live broadcast at 8 p.m. EST, the performance will be replayed Thursday evening at 8pm PST, and on Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m. GMT and 8 p.m. JST allowing international viewers to enjoy the performance in primetime.