Pretty Woman Musical Finds Its Broadway Home, Sets Summer 2018 Opening

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The Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee-led musical will first play a world premiere engagement in Chicago.
Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee
Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee

Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin performances on Broadway July 20, 2018 at the Nederlander Theatre. The new musical, which will have its world premiere in Chicago in the spring, was previously scheduled to arrive on Broadway in the fall (though a Broadway house had yet to be named.)

Opening night on Broadway is set for August 16.

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Orfeh Fadil Berisha

Pretty Woman, based on the beloved 1990 romantic comedy, will begin performances at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre March 13 and play a strictly five-week limited engagement. The production is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

The new musical features a book co-written by the film’s director, Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and music and lyrics by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner, Jim Vallance.

Leading the cast as Vivian and Edward will be Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee, respectively. The principal cast also includes Kingsley Leggs as James Morse, Orfeh as Kit, Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson, and Jason Danieley as Philip Stuckey.

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The production will feature 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, music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke, and casting by Telsey + Company.

For more information, visit PrettyWomanMusical.com.

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