Gigi on Broadway - Tickets - Show Summary - Photos - Cast
First premiering on Broadway in 1973, this revival of the timeless musical Gigi comes to Broadway following a pre-Broadway run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Starring Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical, Spring Breakers), along with Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Follies). Additional cast includes Corey Cott (Newsies), Dee Hoty (Footloose, City of Angels), Howard McGillin (Sunday in the Park with George, The Secret Garden), and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins). This musical with music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
Originally based on the end-of-the-war 1944 French novel of the same name, which was later turned into a musical, Gigi tells the story of an 15 year old woman who is being groomed to pursue the courtesan lifestyle by her grandmother and aunt. Gigi is unhappy with the idea but ultimately acquiesces to her family’s wishes. Gigi’s close male friend, Gaston, is seen as a womanizer of sorts as he frequently has private rendezvous with a string of mistresses. As Gaston witnesses the transformation of Gigi’s maturity, he becomes conflicted when he falls in love with Gigi, yet struggles with the fact that he may have to abandon his mistress-dealing ways. The updated Broadway musical has been modernized for a 21st century audience. The producers have removed some of the eyebrow-raising debauchery that was seen in Gigi’s previous Broadway and movie incarnations. In this modern version, Gigi is now 18 years old (as opposed to the original 15) and Gaston is perceived to be around the same age.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 03/19/15
Show Opens: 04/08/15
Show Closes: 06/21/15
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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What Is Gigi Like?
The original production on Broadway won the Tony Award for Best Score, which includes many timeless tunes including “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” The story involves a young woman named Gigi who is living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As per her family tradition, she is destined to become a courtesan. However, she meets a bachelor named Gaston who guides her to becoming a very distinguished young lady. This is a revised version of the musical, adapted by Heidi Thomas, and directed by Eric D. Schaeffer (Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days). The courtesan aspect of the story has been made much more subtle, if not completely surreptitious, making the show much more appropriate for most ages.
Is Gigi Good for Kids?
Yes, although it is recommended for those over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Vanessa Hudgens plays Gigi
Howard McGillin plays Honore Lachaille
Corey Cott plays Gaston Lachaille
Steffanie Leigh plays Liane d'Exelmans
Victoria Clark plays Mamita Alvarez
Dee Hoty plays Aunt Alicia
Jeremiah J Harris
Merrie L Davis
Darren P Daverna
Alan Jay Lerner (Book + Lyrics)
Heidi Thomas (Adaptation)
Frederick Loewe (Music)
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Allan Williams at Foresight Theatrical LLC Company Manager: Katrina Elliott at Foresight Theatrical LLC
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director: Tara Rubin Casting Advertising Representative:
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Boneau Bryan-Brown Production Stage Manager:
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Eric Schaeffer (Director)
Joshua Bergasse (Choreographer)
Derek McLane (Set Designer)
Catherine Zuber (Costume Designer)
James Moore (Musical Director)
Kai Harada (Sound Designer)
Natasha Katz (Lighting Designer)
John Miller (Music Coordinator)
August Eriksmoen (Orchestrations)
Sam Davis (Dance Music Arrangements)
Matt Aument (Vocal/Incidental Music Arrangements)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Neil Simon Theatre is located at:
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888 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Zenith Parking Garage
301 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.