Gigi (Broadway Musical)
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Gigi (Broadway Musical)
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Gigi (Broadway Musical) NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(83 Reviews)
Positive
71%
Mixed
17%
Negative
12%
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Dated, Great staging

About the Show

Vanessa Hudgens plays a French girl being groomed to be a courtesan, who attracts the attention of an older boy she considers a friend.

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Member Reviews (83)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
70
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like good singing and songs. Middling show.

Don't see it if In the effort to sanitize the any inkling that Gigi is a prostitute in training, characters act bizarrely around the new contrived plot

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
64
Dated, Cliched, Disappointing, Cute

See it if You like light musicals and don't need much substance.

Don't see it if You are expecting an improvement with the updated book. The updates did NOT help this production. The show is cute, and that's about it.

585 Reviews | 220 Followers
82
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Cliched, Dated

See it if You enjoy fluffy romantic musicals.

Don't see it if You find anything too bubbly annoying.

481 Reviews | 316 Followers
68
Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you want to see these actors. The play is dated and although there are some good songs in this case the movie is much better.

Don't see it if watch the movie instead.

Nic
386 Reviews | 84 Followers
81
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Dated

See it if you'd enjoy an old-fashioned, surprisingly sweet romance that nonetheless does feel dated thanks to social norms for women during this era.

Don't see it if you're as snobby as NY theater critics. This was a terrific production w/wonderful performances, & better than many shows that outlasted it.

216 Reviews | 908 Followers
66
Delightful, Cliched, Dated, Fluffy

See it if you want a light and sparkly experience; seeing Victoria Clark is always a good idea

Don't see it if you want a deep experience

219 Reviews | 292 Followers
70
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you love vanessa hugeness

Don't see it if you want a better musical and acting.

240 Reviews | 69 Followers
60
Delightful, Fluffy, Romantic, Dated, Indulgent

See it if You are a fan of the movie and won't mind the story that goes nowhere; you want to see a vivacious Vanessa Hudgens becoming a Broadway star.

Don't see it if You're turned off by uninspired music, and a slow plot that's very heavy on romance.

Critic Reviews (54)

The New York Times
April 8th, 2015

"A shower of soap bubbles descends upon the audience at the finale of the pretty and pleasant revival...The current production has now been cleverly bleached of lechery... These changes smartly align the material with our more enlightened times. What the production’s creators cannot do, unfortunately, is plump up the thin story or elevate the quality of the score."
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Time Out New York
April 8th, 2015

"Neither natural force nor chemistry, alas, is much in evidence at this fizzless toast to Parisian romance in the Belle Époque. Eric Schaeffer’s revival rescues the show from the dustbin of history and moves it to a recycling bin of the present...this 'Gigi' is inoffensive to a fault...It merely feels generic."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 8th, 2015

"The attempt to turn such a property into a girl-power fantasy has left it more perverted than ever, and altogether unworthy of its name...The production’s desperation to appeal to tweens instead of their parents results in a disastrous if not deliberate misreading of the tale...how painful it is, rereading the original, to see how much intelligence has been lost."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 8th, 2015

"Lukewarm champagne...A lazy eye roll is about the most extreme reaction likely to be provoked by this pretty but charm-deficient revival in a wanly unatmospheric Belle Epoque Paris...Watching this rather mechanical reworking of 'Gigi', the suspicion arises that its weaknesses lie not only in the treatment but in the material itself, which is full of dreary patter songs that echo those from My Fair Lady but have minimal impact."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 8th, 2015

"An absolute delight–energetic and funny, with eyes that literally twinkle, even when she’s rolling them...This modernized 'Gigi' comes bearing extra sass...All in all, 'Gigi' is a wonderful treat."
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Variety
April 8th, 2015

"The dumbed-down book and hard-bitten direction keep dragging the show back to our own thin-skinned age...Who hasn’t lost their minds in this ill-conceived adaptation? The designers, for sure, have held their own. But if the physical look of the show suggests Paris, whenever someone opens his mouth, we’re dragged back to America, where nice people don’t do naughty things."
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Deadline
April 12th, 2015

"There are no surprises, of either the negative or the especially positive sort...We were all doused with soapy Champagne bubbles at the curtain, which somehow seemed apt."
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The Washington Post
April 8th, 2015

"“Gigi” is a flawed musical about a Pyrrhic victory, the triumph of a feisty young woman groomed to be a sexual trophy who ends up becoming a rich man’s trophy wife instead...This revamped stage version remains a less than fully satisfying experience...the central love story is a flimsy chassis for such a big vehicle...The last version of 'Gigi' to come to Broadway was a bust; if it does make it this time, the show’s producers no doubt will be thanking heaven for little girls."
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