Gigi Announces Digital Lottery
The new Broadway revival, starring Vanessa Hudgens, offers a short window to get discounted tickets without waiting in line.
Beginning Wednesday, March 25, and running through Tuesday, April 7, the new Broadway revival of Gigi, now in performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, will offer a limited number of $30 tickets through a digital lottery at gigibroadway.com/lottery. Tickets are limited to two per person, and winners will be notified by e-mail at 12:30pm on the day of the performance, for evening shows, and at 12:30pm the day before for matinees.
A limited number of $30 general rush tickets will be available for each performance as well. They will be for purchase day-of tickets at the Neil Simon Theatre box office and will go on sale three hours before each performance. Rush tickets are subject to availability and are limited to two per person.
Vanessa Hudgens leads the cast in the title role of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical, with Corey Cott as Gaston Lachaille, Victoria Clark as Mamita Alvarez, Dee Hoty as Aunt Alicia, Howard McGillin as Honore Lachaille, and Steffanie Leigh as Liane d’Exelmans. The new production is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Heidi Thomas and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.
Based on the 1944 novella by Colette, Gigi was first adapted for the Broadway stage by Anita Loos in 1951. Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) adapted the material for the 1958 movie musical, which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Gigi also won the Tony Award for Best Score in 1974. This new production includes all of the songs from the movie, as well as four songs written and added to the stage score by Lerner and Loewe in 1973, along with two songs that were dropped from the previous stage version.
For tickets and more information, click here.The new Broadway revival, starring Vanessa Hudgens, offers a short window to get discounted tickets without waiting in line.
Broadway’s GIGI to Launch Digital Lottery Tomorrow
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 and running through Tuesday, April 7 only, a limited number of tickets for the new Broadway production of Gigi will be sold to winners of a digital lottery drawing. Tickets are $30 and limited to two per person. For details and entrance to the digital lottery, please visit gigionbroadway.com/lottery. Winners will be notified by email at 12:30pm on the day of the performance, for evening shows, and at 12:30pm the day before for matinees.
Additionally and as previously announced, limited number of $30 general rush tickets will be available for each performance, for purchase day-of at the Neil Simon Theatre box office and on sale three hours prior to each performance. Rush tickets are subject to availability and are limited to two per person.
Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, is now in previews at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), with opening night on Wednesday, April 8.
Gigi stars Vanessa Hudgens, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) as Mamita, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honoré Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d’Exelmans.
Gigi, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, features a new book adaptation by Heidi Thomas (BBC/PBS’s “Call the Midwife”) and is choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Joshua Bergasse (On the Town, “Smash”) and directed by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).
Gigi began life as a 1944 novella by Colette, and soon became the author’s most famous and enduring creation. The material was first adapted for the Broadway stage in 1951 as a straight play by author Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and starring an unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role. In 1956, fresh from the blockbuster Broadway success of My Fair Lady, the writing team of Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics, screenplay) and Frederick Loewe (music) turned next to Gigi, as their first musical written for the screen. The MGM film, produced by the legendary Arthur Freed and directed by Vincente Minnelli, opened to rapturous reviews and went on to become the most successful of all of MGM’s Freed Unit musicals. The movie was nominated for nine Academy Awards in 1958, including Best Picture, and won in every category, a record at the time, besting the totals won by such films as Gone with the Wind (1939), From Here to Eternity (1953) and On the Waterfront (1954). Gigi also played a reserved-seat engagement for more than seven months at Broadway’s Royale Theatre (now the Jacobs).
Gigi includes such numbers as “Thank Heaven for Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well” “The Night They Invented Champagne” and the Oscar-winning title song, “Gigi”. Gigi also won the Tony Award for Best Score in 1974, and the new production includes four of the songs that the team of Lerner & Loewe wrote for the stage version, including “Paris is Paris Again,” “I Never Want to Go Home Again,” “The Contract,” and “In this Wide, Wide World”.
Scenic design is by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane, costume design is by five-time Tony Award- winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design is by four-time Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz and sound design is by Tony Award-nominee Kai Harada. Hair design is by David Brian Brown. Make-up design is by Jon Carter. Musical supervisor is James Moore. Musical director is Greg Jarrett. Orchestrations are by August Eriksmoen. Vocal and incidental music arrangement is by Matt Aument. Dance music arrangements are by Sam Davis. Music coordinator is John Miller. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, CSA. Production management is by Juniper Street Productions. Production stage manager is Bonnie Panson. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.
Gigi will be produced on Broadway by Jenna Segal, Segal NYC Productions, Ilya Mikhailovic, Eion and Mia Hu, Martin Markinson, Darren P. Deverna/Jeremiah J. Harris, Merrie L. Davis, Lawrence S. Toppall/Riki Kane Larimer/ Pat Flicker Addiss, Marsi and Eric Gardiner, and Maggie Gold Seelig and Jonathan Seelig.
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