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

69%
(85 Ratings)
Positive
72%
Mixed
16%
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (85)

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98 Reviews | 18 Followers
70
Dated, Disappointing, Romantic, Delightful, Great staging

See it if If you want to see something cute

Don't see it if want it to be like the movie. certain creative decisions change the meaning, trying to be more "relevant" but ends up not making no sense.

267 Reviews | 300 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.

1023 Reviews | 952 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

509 Reviews | 338 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.

124 Reviews | 32 Followers
68
Delightful, Funny, Disappointing, Slow, Romantic

See it if you want to see Vanessa Hudgens live and see her kill it

Don't see it if you need a story that isn't so dated and music that will stay with you

66 Reviews | 13 Followers
67
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You like classic-romance musicals

Don't see it if You want to see something really great and unique

216 Reviews | 911 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

984 Reviews | 1052 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.

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 Theatre Guide
April 10th, 2015

"There is a positively Walt Disney quality running throughout the production...This is a 'Gigi', unfortunately, a sleight of hand production that tries to be all things to all people so that you can bring your daughters to the theatre – because in the end the gal gets her man and keeps her honor. The result is a rather bland soufflé that is too hard on the outside and too soft at the center."
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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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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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New York Daily News
April 8th, 2015

"One wonders why anyone would even bother to dust off this less-than-classic 1973 work. No compelling answer emerges...Performances are all over the place...As musical gems go, 'Gigi' is not Tiffany — it’s Jared."
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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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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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