“Gigi,” the Broadway musical starring Vanessa Hudgens, will shutter June 21 after its middling sales didn’t sufficiently improve following a recent Tony Awards appearance. After “The Visit,” the show is the second Broadway title to announce its closing after getting no love at the Tonys.
The show earned largely mixed reviews — as much for the musical itself as for the new, revised staging of it — when it opened April 8, and its weekly sales had begun to decline in the last month or so. The production nabbed one Tony nomination, for featured actress Victoria Clark, but walked away from the ceremony empty-handed, although the revival did get a slot during the national telecast, when the cast performed “The Night They Invented Champagne.” But the segment apparently didn’t result in enough of a sales uptick to brighten the show’s prospects.
The revival of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical (based on the Collette novel) features a new book by Heidi Thomas, the creator of BBC series “Call the Midwife.” Eric Shaeffer (“Follies”) directs, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse (“Smash,” “On The Town”).
The first lead producing credit on Broadway for producer Jenna Segal, “Gigi” will shutter June 21 at the Neil Simon Theater. A national tour is in the works for the 2016-17 season, and the new version of the show will also be made available for licensing.