Vanessa Hudgens is musical's Gigi

September 10, 2014 10:02 PM

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Thank heaven for teen movie sensations: They grow up in the most theatrical ways. Take, for instance, Vanessa Hudgens, star of Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise, who will headline the newly revamped stage version of “Gigi,” the musical that started as a movie and won the 1959 Academy Award for Best Picture.

The producers of “Gigi” announced Wednesday that Hudgens will play the gamine title character of the Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical, which begins a four-week “pre-Broadway” tryout at the Kennedy Center on Jan. 16. Signature Theatre’s Eric Schaeffer will direct and Joshua Bergasse will chore...

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