Pretty Woman: The Musical has announced the smash hit musical will launch its North American Tour in Providence, RI in October 2021 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The tour will also play Cincinnati; Detroit; St. Louis; Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Chicago; Washington DC; Philadelphia; Boston; Pittsburgh; Greenville, SC; Indianapolis; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Cleveland; Columbus, OH; Baltimore; Charlotte, NC; Durham, NC; Hartford, CT; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Tampa, FL; Portland, OR; Seattle; Los Angeles; Costa Mesa, CA; Tucson, AZ; San Diego; Denver; Oklahoma City; and Tulsa, OK during its first year on the road.
Based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original music and lyrics by Grammy-winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Pretty Woman: The Musical has scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.
“Theatergoers across the country will finally get the chance to experience the timeless love story they know and love, reimagined live on stage. Pretty Woman: The Musical is an opportunity to escape everything that has been on our minds for the last very difficult year. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the nostalgia, and celebrate once again with friends and family. Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance have written a pop-rock score with soaring ballads and beautiful, big production numbers that, under the direction of two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, burst off the stage with humor and heart. Garry Marshall’s film Pretty Woman redefined a genre, and now audiences across America will experience all the romance, comedy and passion in this unforgettable and imaginative new musical,” said producer Paula Wagner.
The currently announced North American Tour schedule is as follows:
Providence, RI, Providence Performing Arts Center, October 9–16, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, Aronoff Center, October 19–31, 2021
Detroit, MI, Fisher Theatre, November 2–14, 2021
St. Louis, MO, The Fabulous Fox, November 16–28, 2021
Buffalo, NY, Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, November 30–December 5, 2021
Rochester, NY, RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre, December 7–12, 2021
Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music, January 4–16, 2022
Boston, MA, Citizens Bank Opera House, January 18–30, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center, February 1–6, 2022
Greenville, SC, Peace Center, February 8–13, 2022
Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, February 15–20, 2022
Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre, February 22–27, 2022
Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Center, March 1–6, 2022
Cleveland, OH, Playhouse Square, March 8–27, 2022
Columbus, OH, Ohio Theatre, March 29–April 3, 2022
Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre, April 5–10, 2022
Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal Performing Arts, April 12–17, 2022
Hartford, CT, The Bushnell, April 26–May 1, 2022
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center, May 4–15, 2022
Tampa, FL, Straz Center, May 17–22, 2022
Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium, May 31–Jun 5, 2022
Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre, June 7–12, 2022
Costa Mesa, CA, Segerstrom Center, July 5–17, 2022
Denver, CO, Buell Theatre, August 2–14, 2022
Tulsa, OK, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, August 23–28, 2022
Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ which inspired the iconic movie. Pretty Woman the film (produced by Arnon Milchan – New Regency Productions) was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990.
Pretty Woman: The Musicalis “Big Romance & Big Fun!” (Broadway.com) and “Dazzles!” (Deadline). The Hollywood Reporter calls it “Irresistible! A romantic fantasy. A contemporary fairy tale.” And BuzzFeed News says “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” The 3-time Audience Choice Award-Winner is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Pretty Woman: The Musical will lift your spirits and light up your heart.
Pretty Woman: The Musical played 27 preview and 421 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre before ending its Broadway run on August 18, 2019. The musical began performances in Hamburg, Germany on September 24, 2019 and opened in London’s West End in February 2020 before COVID-19 shuttered theaters around the world. The London production reopened July 8, 2021 to great acclaim at the Savoy Theatre in the West End.
Pretty Woman: The Musical is produced on tour by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions & Co., James L. Nederlander, Kilimanjaro Theatricals/Joshua Andrews, Roy Furman, Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, deRoy Kierstead andJohn Gore Organization. Wendy Orshan and Jeff Wilson are the Executive Producers and101 Productions, Ltd is the General Manager.