Vanessa Hudgens to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘Gigi’

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Vanessa Hudgens is heading to Broadway! Well, first to the Kennedy Center, and THEN to Broadway.

The 25-year-old High School Musical actress just announced that she’ll be playing the title role in the revival of Gigi. The musical will head to Washington, D.C. at the beginning of 2015 and then it will move to New York City. Read on for more details!

Starting on Jan. 16, Vanessa and the Gigi cast will hit the stage at the Kennedy Center. The production will remain in Washington, D.C. until Feb. 12. Then a move to Broadway is planned for the show but no date has been released just yet.

Vanessa’s character, Gigi, is a young Parisian girl living in the 18th century. Gigi lives with her mother and grandmother and is being groomed to be a courtesan. But then Gigi meets a wealthy boy named Gaston and her life takes a new turn.

In the original 1951 production, Vanessa’s character was played by Audrey Hepburn! So, Vanessa has some big shoes to fill, but she seems ready to take on the challenge! She sent out a tweet confirming the news, telling followers she’s “so excited to play Gigi.”

Are you excited to see Vanessa in this role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Plus, tickets for the Kennedy Center performances will become available on Sept. 22!