This certainly isn't a bore—the Vanessa Hudgens-led Gigi is coming to the Great White Way! The tuner, which is about to play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center, will begin previews on March 19 at the Neil Simon Theatre and officially open on April 8. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed production, adapted by Heidi Thomas, also stars Corey Cott, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty.
Based on the 1944 novel by Colette, Gigi was first adapted for the Broadway stage in 1951 by Anita Loos, with an unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Subsequently Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) adapted the material for the 1958 movie musical, winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 1973, the tuner played 103 performances on Broadway with Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, earning a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Gigi features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” "The Night They Invented Champagne," “It’s a Bore,” "Say a Prayer for Me Tonight" and more.
The cast also includes Cameron Adams, Kathryn Boswell, Max Clayton, Madeleine Doherty, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Hannah Florence, Alison Jantzie, Brian Ogilvie, James Patterson, Justin Prescott, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Manny Stark, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Richard White, Amos Wolff and Ashley Yeater.
Gigi will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse, scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Kai Harada.
Check out Gigi's stars talking about the revival in Broadway.com's video below.