Broadway's Pretty Woman welcomes two new leading players July 22. Jillian Mueller, who appeared in the ensemble of the musical and understudied the role of Vivian Ward, takes over for original star Samantha Barks full-time, and Brennin Hunt, an alum of Fox's recent Rent, succeeds Andy Karl as Edward.
They join a company that includes Orfeh as Kit, Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson, Kingsley Leggs as James Morse, and Charlie Pollock as Philip Stuckey.
Featuring a score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and a book by J.F. Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman officially opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre in August last year. The Jerry Mitchell–directed musical, based on the 1990 romantic comedy, will end its run on Broadway August 18; it is also slated to launch a national tour in 2020.
Mueller has previously appeared on Broadway in Bye, Bye, Birdie and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In addition to playing Roger in Fox's Rent, Hunt recently wrapped production on the indie film Walking With Herb.
(Updated July 22, 2019)