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January 24, 2015
5 Reasons We Can't Wait to See Gigi on Broadway

Vanessa-Hudgens--Gigi-2014---First-look--03-662x962This is Gigi's first revival on Broadway in 40 years

Gigi returns to Broadway this April at The Neil Simon Theatre! The stage musical, based on the 1958 film by the same name, debuted on Broadway in 1973. Currently in an out of town tryout at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., this revival features a updated book by Heidi Thomas, executive producer and writer of the highly acclaimed 2011 BBC remake of Upstairs/Downstairs, and is rumored to be a winner!

A Lerner and Loewe score back on the Great White Way

This 1973 Tony winning score by Lerner and Lowe, the collaborators who brought us My Fair Lady. The pair  penned a delightful score for Gigi which includes the beloved songs, “Thank Heaven For Little Girls” and “I Remember It Well”. When Gigi debuted as a film in 1958, it won a whopping 9 Academy Awards, including Best Original Score!

Victoria Clark and Howard McGillin, sharing the stage - truly thrilling!

How lucky we are to see these two veterans of Broadway together on the same stage. Victoria Clark, whose heavenly voice thrilled us in The Light in the Piazza, was most recently seen as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. Mr. McGillin wowed us for years as the longest running Phantom of all time, in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Eric Schaeffer is back directing on Broadway

Mr. Schaeffer brought us the most recent, and highly successful revival of Follies with the sublime Bernadette Peters. His other Broadway credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days and Putting it Together. Mr. Schaeffer is both the co-founder and Artistic Director of the 2009 Tony Winning Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia.

Gigi is a feast for the senses

With luscious wardrobe by Tony winner Catherine Zuber (5 wins, 10 nominations), and choreography by Josh Bergasse, who brought us the stunning eye candy of Broadway’s newest revival of On the Town and dynamic dance moves of television’s Smash, this Belle Epoch era show is already wowing Kennedy Center theater goers with its delicious beauty.

Coming to Broadway's Neil Simon Theater

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Written by: Bill Crouch
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