Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi: EW stage review

April 9, 2015 8:44 AM

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Some trepidation amongst Broadway fans was valid—many Disney starlets have made careers as singers, but no one ever truly expected Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff’s names to grace a musical’s marquee. But those fears have gone unfounded: her childhood background in musical theater was more than sufficient training for the real thing.

is the story of a young, carefree courtesan-in-training in 1900s Paris, whose easy friendship with rich playboy Gaston Lachaille (Corey Cott) starts to turn into something more as she matures. All the while, Gigi’s endearingly overprotective grandmother Mamita (Victoria Clark), and Mamita’s society-...

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