Breaking News: GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, to Close Later This Month on Broadway
Gigi, the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 21 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production, which began previews on Thursday, March 19 and opened officially on Wednesday, April 8, will have played 20 previews and 86 performances.
Gigi, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe and based on the novel by Colette, 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).
"On behalf of my co-producers and investors, we're so proud of this beautiful production and for the gorgeous cast and talented creative team who brought Gigi to life," commented producer Jenna Segal. "We're grateful too for the audiences who came and loved Gigi on Broadway and are so happy that the show will live on through a US National Tour and licensing. Colette's heroine has had many lives, and we look forward to Gigi's next chapter."
Gigi stars Vanessa Hudgens, 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 Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honoré Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans.
The production also features Cameron Adams, Kathryn Boswell, Max Clayton, Madeleine Doherty, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Hannah Florence, Karla Puno Garcia, Alison Jantzie, Brian Ogilvie, James Patterson, Justin Prescott, Emily Pynenburg, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Manny Stark, Richard White and Amos Wolff.
Scenic design is by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane, costume design is by five-time Tony Award- winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design is by four-time Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz and sound design is by Tony Award-nominee Kai Harada. Hair design is by David Brian Brown. Make-up design is by Jon Carter. Musical supervisor is James Moore. Musical director is Greg Jarrett. Orchestrations are by August Eriksmoen. Vocal and incidental music arrangement is by Matt Aument. Dance music arrangements are by Sam Davis. Music coordinator is John Miller. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, CSA. Production management is by Juniper Street Productions. Production stage manager is Bonnie Panson. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.
Gigi is produced by Jenna Segal, Segal NYC Productions, Ilya Mikhailovic, Eion and Mia Hu, Martin Markinson, Darren P. Deverna/Jeremiah J. Harris, Merrie L. Davis, Lawrence S. Toppall/Riki Kane Larimer/Pat Flicker Addiss, Marsi and Eric Gardiner and Maggie Gold Seelig and Jonathan Seelig.
Photo Credit: Margot Schulman