So the Tony Awards, or lack thereof, claims Victim #2, “Gigi” is set to close on Sunday, June 21. This is after the announcement that “The Visit” is closing this Sunday. And I’m predicting there will be more.
I guess Broadway audiences weren’t ready to absorb TWO Vincent Minnelli French-ified adaptations this year. And “An American in Paris” stole “Gigi” Gallic thunder.
Based on one of Hollywood’s and Minnelli’s most delightful,enduring and multiple Oscar-winning confections, “Gigi:The Musical” glowed and throbbed in my estimation, but only got one Tony nomination, for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Victoria Clark as Mamita. It’s the role that Hermione Gingold essayed so brilliantly in the movie, even though she was thoroughly British.
Clark did not win, and “Gigi” got zero Tonys, just like “The Visit” though it did win Best Costumes from the Drama Desk.
Au revoir, ma petite “Gigi”. I know I’ll see you soon again somewhere!
PS: A National Tour is planned.