Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway
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About Pretty Woman: The Musical
One of the most beloved romances of all time is coming to Broadway! "Pretty Woman: The Musical" is the World Premiere stage production featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams (“Summer of ’69,” “Everything I Do”) and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome all odds to find each other… and themselves. Experience the moments you love from the movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood and Broadway, "Pretty Woman: The Musical" will light up your heart.
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The hit 1990 film, starring iconic duo Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, comes to life onstage in this new adaptation with music by Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams (who had 1980s hits like “Summer of ’69” and “Run to You”) and his songwriting partner, Jim Vallance.
The story centers on Vivian Ward, a prostitute hired by rich entrepreneur Edward Lewis to accompany him for a week in Los Angeles. Edward showers Vivian with large sums of cash for an elegant shopping spree, while her old friends from the block start to get jealous. As Vivian makes the transformation from call girl to classy lady, she finds herself falling for Edward, who also begins to see Vivian beyond her profession. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the grown-up Cinderella story celebrates the outsider in all of us and shows that looks and money aren’t the keys to love.
What To Watch For
- Andy Karl, who stars as Edward, is married to actress Orfeh, who plays Vivian’s best friend, Kit.
- Jerry Mitchell both directs and choreographs “Pretty Woman,” his third time taking on both duties on Broadway following “Legally Blonde” and “Kinky Boots.”
- “Pretty Woman” has been adapted for the stage by the same creative team behind the original 1990 film: director Garry Marshall and writer J.F. Lawton. Although Marshall died while the musical was still in development, producer Paula Wagner said, “I know he would have wanted us to continue on and therefore we will bring this story to Broadway.”