Vanessa Hudgens is headed to Broadway!

Hudgens will play the titular character in the musical, which is based on the book and the Academy Award-winning 1958 film both by the same name. As Gigi, Hudgens will play a young Parisian girl living in the early 1900s, who meets a bachelor while being brought up in high society.

Hudgens, 25, couldn't be more thrilled to make her Broadway debut, telling the Washington Post that she was stunned to have landed the part.

“I went in, and I was terrified,” she said of her audition, adding that she got the offer that same day, "much to my surprise."

"I was, like, screaming in the car," she revealed. "I called my mom. I called my dad. I could not believe it."

'Gigi' will begin a pre-Broadway run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., beginning on January 16, 2015, and will later transfer to the Broadway stage.


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