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'Gigi' starring Vanessa Hudgens on Broadway to close June 21 after poor ticket sales

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NEW YORK — "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens will get a summer vacation — her Broadway show "Gigi" is closing.

Hudgens made her Broadway debut in the title role but the reviews were poor and the box office never soared. It will play its final show June 21 after about 100 performances.

PHOTO: Vaness Hudgens, left, Victoria Clark and the cast of “Gigi” perform at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Vaness Hudgens, left, Victoria Clark and the cast of “Gigi” perform at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

"Gigi," set in Paris at the turn of the last century, comes from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. It centers on a teenage girl being groomed to serve as a mistress until she falls in love.

The show only earned one Tony nomination, for Victoria Clark. Last week, the Neil Simon Theatre, where the show plays, was barely half-full and the show earned only 30 percent of its $1.3 million potential.


Online: http://www.GigiOnBroadway.com

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