Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway!

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Pretty woman is iconic. Made famous by the 1990 hit movie featuring the beautiful and talented Julia Roberts is now a Broadway Musical, and all the fun that you’d expect! Continue reading below for a special discount for my readers!

The beloved 1990 rags-to-riches romantic comedy has been adapted into a stage musical, filled with power ballads written by pop singer Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner, Jim Vallance.

In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair.  The two continue to get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.

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PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has opened on Broadway and is playing to sold-out-audiences. With
original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s
screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, PRETTY
WOMAN: THE MUSICAL plays at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
Tickets for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL are now on sale for performances through Sunday, September 1, 2019.

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The play was purposely crafted to stay “true” to the movie, including all the iconic scenes and Vivian’s outfits. The producers were particularly proud of how the racially diverse cast of actors, missing from the 1990 motion picture set in ’80s Los Angeles, has developed over time with the play’s cast. An unintended, but pleasant consequence of the perfect players eventually settling in to the various roles.  With music written by ’80s pop singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, the selections covered everything from rock to pop to country to opera. Andy Karl who plays high-powered businessman Edward Lewis (who is interestingly married to fellow cast member Orfeh (Kit DeLuca), spent time with Adams studying his vocal inflections and nuances. It’s obvious during his performances how reminiscent of the legendary singer, Karl’s singing sounds.  Bright and colorful sets and costumes with multiple outfit changes throughout the production. Funnier than the big screen version, Vivian (Samantha Bark), Kit (Orfeh) and Giulio (Nico DeJesus) keep the audience laughing throughout. Undoubtedly, actor Eric Anderson who plays Happy Man and Mr. Thompson, steals the show with humor, versatility and charisma. – Written by Wayne Griffin

Show Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

I have a treat for you! My readers receive discounted tickets to the show, so treat yourself or your Mom this Mother’s Day and plan an adult Date Night to see Pretty Woman on Broadway with this discount code: MOM1

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PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL stars Samantha Barks as ‘Vivian’ opposite three-time Tony Award nominee and Laurence
Olivier Award winner Andy Karl (Groundhog Day, Rocky) as ‘Edward,’ with Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde) as
‘Kit,’ Eric Anderson (Waitress) as ‘Mr. Thompson,’ Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) as ‘Philip Stuckey,’ and Kingsley
Leggs (Sister Act) as ‘James Morse’ in a company of 25 that includes Allison Blackwell, Tommy Bracco, Brian Calì, Robby
Clater, Jessica Crouch, Nico DeJesus, Anna Eilinsfeld, Matt Farcher, Lauren Lim Jackson, Renée Marino, Ellyn Marie
Marsh, Jillian Mueller, Jake Odmark, Jennifer Sanchez, Matthew Stocke, Alex Michael Stoll, Alan Wiggins, Jesse Wildman
Foster and Darius Wright.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by
Kenneth Posner & Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music
supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL had its world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in March 2018, with Chris Jones
from The Chicago Tribune raving, “A shrewd and savvy retooling of the blockbuster by maestro Jerry Mitchell.”
Tickets for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL are now on sale at the Nederlander Theatre box office and at
http://www.ticketmaster.com (877.250.2929). Tickets range from $79 – $179. The playing schedule for PRETTY WOMAN: THE
MUSICAL is: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, matinees Wednesday and Saturday
at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.

What’s most important is that Pretty Woman herself, Julia Roberts approves!

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*Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from Pretty Woman: The Musical. All opinions are my own. Co-written by Wayne Griffin who attended the talk-back portion of the show.

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Broadway Playhouse – Ticket Giveaway!

I am honored to be able to assist you in introducing your child to Broadway musicals! Enter here for a chance to win tickets to the March 6th show (details on the showing below).

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BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE

Kids love musicals! The family-friendly Broadway Playhouse performances introduce young theater fans age 4-11 to Broadway classics through mini musicals, medleys, games and sing-alongs. This season, children will discover the great 1950s songwriting duo Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game); the groundbreaking Dorothy Fields (Sweet Charity), Broadway’s first woman lyricist; and rock legend Elton John (The Lion King). Some kids will be invited on stage to roar with Simba from The Lion King or play baseball with the devil from Damn Yankees! Hosted by Sean Hartley, Broadway Playhouse features music director Jihwan Kim and stars Jason Robinson, Martin Landry, Kathryn Markey and Gabrielle Stravelli.

 

2016 Performances:

Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 11 am

Broadway Playhouse: Dorothy Fields

Broadway’s first woman lyricist wrote more than 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films, paving the way for the likes of Lynn Ahrens (Seussical) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). She wrote classics like “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and won the 1936 “Best Song” Oscar for “The Way You Look Tonight,” a collaboration with Jerome Kern. This family-friendly celebration of one of Broadway’s greatest woman writers features songs from the musicals Sweet Charity, Seesaw, Redhead and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, and the Hollywood films Swing Time and Roberta.

 

Sun, Mar 6, 2016, 11 am (THIS IS THE GIVEAWAY SHOW)

Broadway Playhouse: Elton John

Broadway musicals are known for memorable songs that feature big production numbers with lots of glitz, glam and show-stopping moments. So it’s no surprise that when one of rock music’s most entertaining and successful performers turned his attention to Broadway, the results were phenomenal. Join the as we explore Elton John’s recipe for Great White Way success – inspirational stories that feature mega-watt style. Come roar with Simba from The Lion King and sing along to hits from Aida and Billy Elliot.

 

Kaufman Music Center is New York’s go-to place for music education and performance.

It’s where music lovers, from curious fans to renowned performers, come together to explore their musical passions. Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations and home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; and Special Music School, a groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically gifted children.

Merkin Concert Hall
at Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street

New York, NY 10023

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BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE

 

Tickets at KaufmanMusicCenter.org/MCH or 212 501 3330.

3-concert Broadway Playhouse subscription: $50

2+ concerts (any combination of Broadway Playhouse and Poppy Seed Players): $17 per ticket

Single tickets: $20

Broadway Playhouse: Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

One of the great songwriting duos of the 1950s, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross hit the Broadway big time with three wildly successful shows in three years: Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game and John Murray Anderson’s Almanac. Their partnership was cut short when Adler died tragically in 1955 at the age of 29, but their shows have lived on in film adaptations as well as numerous revivals. Come visit the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where Love is on strike, and find out if “Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets”!

 

 

Chuggington LIVE at the Beacon Theatre NYC – Giveaway

If you have a toddler at home that is anything like mine, odds are they love trains! That’s why I am super excited to have partnered with the MSG & Beacon Theatre to bring you this Giveaway!

Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

02 Chuggington Live Cast

Makes It’s New York City Premiere Engagement At The Beacon Theatre on

May 16 and 17, 2015

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My Readers also Get Special Discounted 25% off Tickets by using code “MayChugg”. Make sure to get your tickets now before they run out!

The North American premiere tour of CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure, produced by Life Like Touring and Ludorum, rolls into New York City’s Beacon Theatre on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015.
The live-action, musical children’s show, based on the popular TV series, gives young fans and their families the opportunity to experience the train-tastic adventures of the Chugginton trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko.
This brand-new production features impressive trains with working features and movements that bring the Chuggington TV series characters to life on stage. A fun, two act musical, this live show is presented before a giant LED video wall featuring animated locations and background action sequences from the popular TV series.
In CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure the trainees are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it’s up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learned skills into practice to save Koko?
First launched on Disney Junior in 2010, Chuggington now airs in more than 178 countries and is translated into 36 different languages. In the United States, the TV show is seen 22 times per week across Disney Junior and Disney channels, with an estimated 2 million viewers every week.
CHUGGINGTON LIVE!
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My son will not stop talking about seeing “Koko” now that I’ve told him we’ll be going. It is perfect timing too because it is a week before his 3rd birthday!

The Great Rescue Adventure will be at The Beacon Theatre at the following dates and times:
Saturday, May 16, 2015 with shows at 11:00AM, 2:00PM and 5:00PM

Sunday,May 17, 2015 with shows at 11:00AM and 2:00PM

Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets are available in person at MSG, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre Box Offices

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Or visit the event page at: http://www.beacontheatre.com/events/2015/may/chuggington-live.html