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Updated 'Gigi' still a relic of its era
Updated 'Gigi' still a relic of its era

How do you solve a problem like "Gigi"? With its glamorous Parisian backdrops, lilting score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and Academy Award pedigree, Vincente Minnelli's 1958 movie musical might seem like the perfect Golden Age bonbon to tempt the tourist masses into a night of expensive theater. But "Gigi" the musical didn't fare all that well in its 1973 Broadway premiere, and reviving the work today is a risky proposition: One false move and producers could find themselves the subject of an embarrassing Vanity Fair exposé or, worse yet, a nightly Nancy Grace harangue. The trouble is the story, based on a novella by the brilliantly...

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