TV: Bienvenue! Chatting with Vanessa Hudgens & the Company of GIGI on Opening Night

By: Apr. 09, 2015
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Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrated its opening last night, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).Gigi starsVanessa Hudgens, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark(The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will RogersFollies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nomineeHoward McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honoré Lachaille andSteffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans.

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out interviews with the full gang after the curtain went down below!

Gigi, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, features a new book adaptation by Heidi Thomas (BBC/PBS's "Call the Midwife") and is choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Joshua Bergasse (On the Town, "Smash") and directed by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).

Gigi includes such numbers as "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "I Remember It Well", "The Night They Invented Champagne" and the Oscar-winning title song, "Gigi". Gigi also won the Tony Award for Best Score in 1974, and the new production includes four of the songs that the team of Lerner & Loewe wrote for the stage version, including "Paris is Paris Again," "I Never Want to Go Home Again," "The Contract," and "In this Wide, Wide World".




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