Actress Vanessa Hudgens is set to take the lead in a reading for the revival of musical Gigi, before the production returns to Broadway next year (15).

The High School Musical star is set to take on the titular role of a free-spirited teenage girl living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century in a New York City reading before a full production premieres at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in January (15), ahead of the show's eventual Broadway debut later in the year.

Tony Award winners Kate Burton and Victoria Clark will also take part in the reading.

Hudgens' only other professional theatre credit came in 2010, when she played Mimi Marquez in the Hollywood Bowl production of hit musical Rent in Los Angeles.