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Vanessa Hudgens To Play Gigi on Broadway in New York City!

Vanessa Hudgens To Play Gigi on Broadway in New York City!

Another musical is on the horizon for Vanessa Hudgens — as Gigi!

The 25-year-old actress was announced as the lead from the producers of the play, which will have a “pre-Broadway” tryout at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., starting on January 16, 2015, with Eric Schaeffer directing and Joshua Bergasse choreographing. The show will then transfer later to the Broadway stage.

“So excited to play Gigi in @GigiOnBroadway! I hope y’all will have a chance to see me in it when we open at @kencen!!” Vanessa tweeted in excitement.

Gigi, which Leslie Caron brought to life on the big screen in 1958, follows a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoying a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.

Congrats, Vanessa!

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  • Faye

    Congrats Vanessa! you deserve this. Couldn’t be more happier for you.

  • Kylie

    So proud of you girl. I’m going to try and catch this one when I’m in NYC.

  • mia

    Congrats Van!!!

  • kami

    yeah!!!! so happy for you.

  • offtheproperty

    She’s a hard worker and a good kid.
    Congratulations to her.

  • Jeff

    So happy for her. Lover her Flaunt magazine too. She looks so amazing and happy.

  • kami

    wow, she sang “i don’t understand the parisians” for her audition.

  • Chelles

    This is what you were born to do. Congratulations!

  • zacfan

    woohoo

  • zacfan

    woohoo. congrats lovely v

  • italian mom

    Go girl!! so happy for you, congratulations !!!

  • Chelles

    OMG, this in on every major news outlet…ABC news, US World Report, Wash Post…..so proud of you Van. What an opportunity.

  • Jr

    Congratulations and good luck Vanessa. I’m sure you’ll do well.

  • nathalie

    The same “Gigi” as Audrey Hepburn??? LOL! NO!

  • Meghan

    Don’t you have to be able to sing to be on Broadway? Wow, with all of the talented theatre performers scraping by and working their behinds off to even get a bit part in a Broadway show in NYC, it’s nice to know that has-been Hollywood actresses who want to do Broadway on their spare time can just pop in and get a leading role. Who did she sleep with?

  • Jr

    Meghan
    Yeah well deal with it

  • Tyla

    I’ve never heard Vanessa sing live, but obviously she must be able to do a good job, otherwise she wouldn’t have gotten the part.

  • OK

    I would love to see this!!! So beautiful !!!!!

  • Haters Suck!

    Yes! Go vanessa.

  • Amoore

    She got really good reviews when she did the private reading of Gigi,She doesn’t even believe that much in herself that she can do it when she received the news that she will be playing the lead. She said those are big shoes to fill but she will try her best to convince the audience now,wish people would just give her a chance. The producers she auditioned for saw what they were looking for so people can hate and judge all they want you don’t have to go watch her on Broadway next year nobody is forcing you to go.

  • P

    @Meghan: oh dear you’re so stupid! She did the reading and she got good reviews, she got chosen for this role and she’s been preparing her voice. Give her a chance!

  • Mean

    About time she started working again. No one wants her in any movies. Zac is Connelly working on movies. That’s the only way she going to find work in musicals.

  • Selma

    YAY she’s going to broadway so happy for her ! Congrats Vanessa

  • Gy

    @Mean: that does the dogradicto in all this? She has an infinitely great talent and everyone knows it is no coincidence that she’s coming to the big leagues.

  • Eduardo

    @Mean: What’s your problem? Broadway is a BIG thing!

  • Shelly Dooval

    She is a horrible actress. She needs cue cards as she is barely literate.

  • Eduardo

    @Meghan: Kristen Stewart sleep with directors, not Vanessa! ;)

  • Eduardo

    @Shelly Dooval: She’s getting good reviews and she will be on Broadway, so… f*ck your comment!

  • http://Justjared.com BOHJI

    She’s proven her mettle as Mimi in Rent, so Gigi is a no brainer. Looking forward to her performance.

  • jen

    @nathalie:
    I think Leslie Caron did gigi in 1958

  • jen

    @Eduardo:
    get over it move on

  • V-loyalist

    Awesome news! I love u Baby V! Congrats girl!

  • http://justjared Charlie

    Congratulations Vanessa for this exciting new project, even if the news is a little old. I knew early on that there would be a theatrical representation of Gigi in January 2015 with Vanessa. Anyway I’m very happy for her. Nessa has always dreamed of acting on Broadway and is now living his dream.

  • se

    @Mean: Zac works to stay away from his addiction but he still can’t haha

  • P

    @Shelly Dooval: Yeah she’s so horrible that’s why she got 5 awards in less than a year for her performances in Gimme Shelter and The Frozen Groun smh, get a life hater and stop trying to make yourself feel better by attacking Vanessa.

  • Meghan

    @Eduardo: Yeah Kristen does…so do a lot of other female celebs, including Vanessa. Kristen just got caught, but she’s not the only one. Wake up.

  • mean

    Your my promble adurado.
    People can say what they want and how they feel. Broad way is not a big thing. And no one will go see it because Vanessa is in it. She not a good actress or a singer.

  • Eduardo

    @mean: Blah Blah Blah

  • Eduardo

    @Meghan: You cannot judge Vanessa. You didn’t see her with directors. There’s no prove.
    She struggles to get her roles. If she had done that, she would be in so many movies…