Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thank Heaven For Broadway Shows

The revival of Gigi, the classic Paris-based musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe which, in turn, is based on the novel by Colette, has officially announced dates and a theater for the 2014-2015 season.  The show will begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 9th and open April 8th after the departure of Sting's The Last Ship.  This production has been circling Broadway for quite a while after announcing a run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The production will feature a new book by Heidi Thomas, who will be making her Broadway debut with the show, and will be directed by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, Putting It Together) and choreographed by Emmy-winner Joshua Bergasse (This season's On the Town, TV's Smash).  The production will star Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, as well as Corey Cott, Tony winner Victoria Clarke, and Tony nominees Dee Hoty and Howard McGillin.

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