And now, 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.
The clothes are the same, most of the dialogue is the same and of course, the story arc is the same — so why doesn’t Pretty Woman: The Musical have the same appeal as the 1990 movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere? For one thing: it doesn’t star Julia Roberts. Samantha Barks, a lovely talented singer, has the thankless task of portraying Vivian, the role that propelled Roberts to stardom. Despite her beautiful voice and her rave reviews as Eponine in the movie Les Miserables, Barks is set up in comparison to Roberts. She has a lovely dimpled smile and is usually charming, but unfortunately for Barks, our memory of Roberts grows brighter as time passes. The other performers are quite good, and those familiar with Broadway musicals will recognize their names. Andy Karl, one of the hardest working actors on Broadway, plays Edward, the wealthy, emotionally stunted businessman who picks up Vivian for an evening and winds up falling in love with her. Karl has made a living performing in Broadway musicals derived from movies, having starred in Rocky and most recently Groundhog Day. Yet despite his talents and charms, he is still not a household name. His role is a thankless one …Read more