Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new musical based on the comedy film classic of the same name that is currently playing at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, will soon see a production on London’s West End. Aiming for a February 2020 opening, casting and venue will be announced at a later date.
Pretty Woman: The Musical is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots). The Broadway production features Samantha Barks (Les Miserables film) as Vivian Ward and Andy Karl (Groundhog Day) as Edward Lewis.
According to the production’s official website, “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.”
Pretty Woman: The Musical is adapted from the 1990 romantic comedy film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It features a score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, with a book by Garry Marshall and screenwriter JF Lawton.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.