On December 10, 2015, Daddy Long Legs became the first Broadway or Off-Broadway show to ever be livestreamed. The production was broadcast live from the Davenport Theatre in New York City for free in a historic, precedent-setting first.
The livestream was re-broadcast three times (8pm PST on December 10, 8pm JST on December 11, 8pm GMT on December 11) so audiences all over the world could tune in to the performance, starring real life husband and wife couple Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin.
The livestream of Daddy Long Legs was met with universal praise from the theater community, and the hashtag #DaddyLongLegsLive trended nationally on social media during the broadcast.
The livestream was seen by a total of 150,055 people in 135 countries around the world. The total viewing audience is equivalent to 2.7 years of sold out audiences in the Davenport Theatre, and 10.4 weeks of sold out audiences of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre all within a 24-hour period. Although no media dollars were spent on advertising, the livestream reached viewers from nations as distant and diverse as Tanzania, Jordan and Fiji.
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