Gigiis back Gigion Broadway for the first time since 1973 - with a new book and a former Disney star in the title role.
This revamped Gigihas been sanitized and given The Pretty Woman treatment, without Julia Roberts or the heightened stakes that made that movie so effective.
Even though the Gigi is about a "courtesan" - a high class hooker - this new version of the show has taken the prostitute out of the equation. The safer road, though, is not always the better road traveled.
This new and not-quite improved is now far less interesting a character than her grandmother and great aunt, whom are grooming her to be a sophisticated lady so that she can get rich boyfriends.
But My Fair Lady this is not - even though the musical was done by Lerner & Lowe, the same team behind the Audrey Hepburn classic.
Hudgens for her part has great star quality but she's almost too sweet and endearing. Her bubbliness would be better suited for Glinda in Wicked than Gigi.
Dee Hottysteals the show as Aunt Alicia, commanding laughs and attention in every scene in which she appears.
And the huge staircase set by Derek McLane almost upstages the entire show. Massive. A bit too much so. A smaller set but bigger production dancers with more dancing would have been a far more effective move by director Eric Schaeffer.
Now, she's remembering what she thought when he first told her:
"I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes."
The 26-year-old explains that Josh had been in counseling as a result of his actions, and that she feels it has helped him change who he is: