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Vanessa Hudgens graduating to Broadway in 'Gigi' musical

Vanessa Hudgens graduating to Broadway in 'Gigi' musical

Having graduated from "High School Musical" and embarked on a wild detour in "Spring Breakers," Vanessa Hudgens will next take on the refinement of turn-of-the-century French society in "Gigi" -- the stage musical version of the classic 1958 movie.

Hudgens will play the title role in the Lerner and Loewe musical when it opens at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington on Jan. 29 for a monthlong run.

Organizers said Wednesday that a Broadway transfer would take place later in 2015, though no dates have been announced.

"Gigi," which is based on the novel by French writer Colette, follows a young French girl's...

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