Daddy Long Legs: Watch “The Secret of Happiness”


Megan McGinnis (Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast, etc.) sings “The Secret of Happiness,” and she and Paul Alexander Nolan (Once, the best thing about Dr. Zhivago) sing “Color of Your Eyes” from the two-character musical Daddy Long Legs, which has taken six years to travel the world before it arrives in New York, where it will open September 27 at the Davenport Theater.

Here is a description of the musical, based on the 1912 epistolary novel by Jean Webster, adapted by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (music): “Jerusha Abbott, a talented orphan is sent to a prestigious college by an anonymous benefactor who insists on two conditions. That she writes to him once a month and that she never knows his name – she knows him only as Daddy Long Legs.”


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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