Orfeh to Return to Broadway in <em>Pretty Woman</em>

Orfeh to Return to Broadway in Pretty Woman

Tony Award nominee Orfeh will return to Broadway in Pretty Woman: The Musical.  Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman, the new musical will arrive on Broadway following its world premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018.

Pretty Woman: The Musical  will star stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as ‘Vivian’ opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as ‘Edward,’ with Tony Award nominee Orfeh as ‘Kit.’

“When Bryan and Jim played me a song they had written for the character ‘Kit’ called ‘Rodeo Drive’ I immediately thought Orfeh!” said director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, “I told the guys…here’s the voice that will make this song fly on Broadway!”

Orfeh was last on Broadway as Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical for which she was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.  Orfeh’s other Broadway credits include Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm and Footloose. Off-Broadway credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Love, Janis. Television and film work includes Sleeping with the Fishes (with Gina Rodgriguez), Across the Universe, “Film U,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Sex and the City” and “Chappelle’s Show.”

Pretty Woman: The Musical has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Performances will begin Tuesday, March 13, 2018, for a strictly limited 5-week engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre and will begin performances on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at a Nederlander Theater to be announced.