he actress launched Astral & Opal into the cosmos today, wading into the increasingly crowded celebrity-lifestyle website market that has been hit and miss for pretty much everybody except Gwyneth Paltrow.
“I love surfing the web but nothing ever stuck with me,” editor-in-chief Hudgens stated in her introductory letter from the editor. So, I thought it was time to create the site I needed in my life. As for me, I believe that life is as you make it. I want to feel good, look good and live a colorful life full of adventure. You are in the drivers seat, on an open road and only get one lifetime to make it count. We gotta live it to the fullest!
“I hope Astral & Opal guides you to inspiration, passion, wisdom and makes your world a little more colorful. Enjoy!”
Well isn’t that just a nice little ray of sunshine to brighten up a cold winter day?
In addition to her ever-evolving acting career that has taken her from the High School Musical trilogy to darker fare such as Spring Break and TK, is known for her festival-chic style and yogi-living ways. And, happily, while it’s only been a day…
Astral & Opal is exactly what you might expect from the 27-year-old star!
First off, there’s that name. Astral, relating to the stars or involving the spirit rather than the body. And opal—not just a hair color that Hudgens has tried on in the past, but also a stone that in the Middle Ages was believed to bring great luck because it encompassed the virtues of all gemstones.
Tony co-host Kristin Chenoweth, along with fellow Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winners Vanessa Hudgens and Matthew Morrison, are just some of the first performers announced for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. The Great White Way’s biggest night will broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 7.
The lineup will feature performances from the 2015 Tony-nominated shows in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, including 2015 Tony nominee Chenoweth and the cast of On the Twentieth Century, 2015 Tony nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of The Visit, 2015 Tony nominees Brian D’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Brad Oscar and the cast of Something Rotten!, 2015 Tony nominees Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe and the cast of The King and I, as well as the casts of On the Town, Fun Home and An American in Paris.
Although with the exception of Gigi’s Victoria Clark they missed out on nominations for the Tonys, this year’s telecast will also include numbers by Hudgens and the cast of Gigi, Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and the cast of the multi Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning Finding Neverland, as well as Tyne Daly along with the cast of It Shoulda Been You.
Following in the footsteps of NBC’s “Peter Pan: Live,” FOX has announced “Dancing With the Stars” judge Julianne Hough and “High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens are set to star in “Grease: Live.”
The two will play Sandy and Rizzo in the live musical event for the network being produced by Marc Platt (“Into The Woods”). “Grease: Live” will be a live television production of “Grease” that will provide a new take on the classic musical for a new generation.
“‘Grease’ is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” Hough says in a statement. “My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”
Adds Hudgens, “Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge. She is such an iconic character that continues to transcend generations. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I’m going to be a Pink Lady!”
“Grease: Live” is set to air January 31, 2016 on FOX.
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens is coming to Broadway in the upcoming Broadway revival of Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Gigi. The production will open in a pre-Broadway tryout at the Kennedy Center. According to the Washington Post, Hudgens had a head cold on the first day of rehearsal, but never considered skipping the first rehearsal because of it. Hudgens said, “You can’t miss the first day of school.”
The article also quoted cast members praising Hudgens’ attitude and disposition. Tony Award winner Victoria Clark commented, “She is literally the warmest, sweetest person in the world.”
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque in turn-of-the-century Paris, Gigi is a timeless romantic comedy about a young woman groomed in the custom of her family to be a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy, until the two unexpectedly realize this is in fact true love.
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the debut of Gigi on Broadway. Lerner and Loewe’s Tony Award-winning score was first heard in the 9-time Academy Award-winning Best Picture of the same name, directed by Vincente Minnelli. The movie, which was the last of the classic MGM musicals, was based on the Broadway play by Anita Loos and the popular novella by Colette.
Vanessa Hudgens is moving from high school musicals to the big leagues.
Producers announced on Wednesday that the High School Musical star will take on the title role in the new production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Gigi, which will play at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. from Jan. 16-Feb. 12 ahead of a planned 2015 Broadway run.
“I started performing in musicals from a young age, and it has always been my dream to be on Broadway,” Hudgens said in a statement. “I cannot wait to get back on stage, singing and dancing these songs and living in Gigi’s glamorous world.”
Hudgens played the role in a private industry workshop of the musical, which took place over the summer in New York. The workshop also featured Newsies star Corey Cott and Tony-winner Victoria Clark, though additional casting for the Kennedy Center and Broadway runs of the musical has not been announced.
“We absolutely fell in love with Vanessa and we know that audiences will too,” producer Jenna Segal said in a statement. “She has a huge worldwide following, and it’s easy to understand why, once you see her on stage. She just has that special something, and we’re thrilled to have her with us to bring our new Gigi to life.”
Audrey Hepburn played the role in Anita Loos’ play adaptation of the novel by Colette in 1951 on Broadway, and Lerner and Loewe, known for My Fair Lady, adapted the material into a movie musical for MGM in 1958, which won nine Academy Awards including Best Picture. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1973, winning the Tony Award for Best Score.
This revival includes a new adaptation by British playwright Heidi Thomas, and the production will feature songs from the movie which were not included in its initial Broadway production.
“I have been living with Colette’s feisty, elegant, feline Gigi in my imagination for a long time now — and in Vanessa Hudgens, she is finally made flesh,” said Thomas.
Vanessa Hudgens finally got to attend a real prom for the first time — and it was for a good cause. The High School Musical actress, 25, surprised Cesar Guerrero, a 17-year-old fan who has been battling cancer, at a prom that thrown especially for him at Sylmar High School in Los Angeles this week.
The 25-year-old actress’s new feature with Flaunt mag just debuted on news stands the day before and she opened up about her upcoming music!
Yes! I’ll be working on music, actually. I’ll be collaborating with my best friend—so, you know—that’s an adventure,” Vanessa confirmed.
She added about the sound, “Probably something that you’re definitely not expecting.”
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