Gigi, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Sets Broadway Dates & Theater

first_imgThis certainly isn’t a bore—the Vanessa Hudgens-led Gigi is coming to the Great White Way! The tuner, which is about to play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center, will begin previews on March 19 at the Neil Simon Theatre and officially open on April 8. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed production, adapted by Heidi Thomas, also stars Corey Cott, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Based on the 1944 novel by Colette, Gigi was first adapted for the Broadway stage in 1951 by Anita Loos, with an unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Subsequently Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) adapted the material for the 1958 movie musical, winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 1973, the tuner played 103 performances on Broadway with Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, earning a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Gigi features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” “It’s a Bore,” “Say a Prayer for Me Tonight” and more. Gigi will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse, scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Kai Harada. The cast also includes Cameron Adams, Kathryn Boswell, Max Clayton, Madeleine Doherty, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Hannah Florence, Alison Jantzie, Brian Ogilvie, James Patterson, Justin Prescott, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Manny Stark, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Richard White, Amos Wolff and Ashley Yeater. Check out Gigi’s stars talking about the revival in Broadway.com’s video below. Related Shows View Comments Gigilast_img read more

Won’t give Premier League matches to youngsters just for fun: Jurgen Klopp

first_imgLONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the club’s youngsters won’t get Premier League games just because they have already won the title and can experiment in the six league games left to be played this season.Liverpool were thrashed 0-4 by Manchester City on Thursday in their first game since securing their first top-flight title in 30 years. “The youngsters are really close, but we won’t give them Premier League matches just for fun,” Klopp was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “We want to win football games and to win football games the best players have to be on the pitch,” said Klopp. “If the young boys are part of these best players then they will be on the pitch. “They are so close, they are really good and they are our future – but they will not play now because I want to see them in a Premier League game. “We don’t give Premier League games as Christmas presents.” Liverpool will take on 18th-placed Aston Villa on Sunday. “We are really in the competition, and it’s not just about the other teams like Aston Villa fighting to stay in the league, Brighton fighting to stay in the league,” said Klopp. “It’s not about respect, we just want to do it because that’s the case. The boys are really good. But it’s not like we are giving Premier League appearances away like sweets.” IANS Also Watch: Flood Affects 100 Families in Samgurilast_img read more