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.
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.
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.
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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
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!
*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.