Tony Nominee Orfeh to Return to Broadway in Pretty Woman Musical

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The new musical will arrive on Broadway in fall 2018.
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Orfeh, last on Broadway in a Tony-nominated turn in Legally Blonde: The Musical, will return to The Great White Way next year in Pretty Woman: The Musical. Based on Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy, Pretty Woman will arrive on Broadway in fall 2018 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced following its world premiere in Chicago in spring 2018.

Orfeh, who has also been seen on Broadway in Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, and Footloose, has been cast in the role of Kit—Vivian’s best friend.

She will join the previously announced stage and screen star Samantha Barks as Vivian opposite Tony and Grammy winner Steve Kazee as Edward.

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

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Pretty Woman: The Musical has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and a book by the late Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter, J.F. Lawton.

Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony winner Mitchell, Pretty Woman will begin performances March 13, 2018, for a strictly limited five-week engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre.

The production will also have 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. 101 Productions, Ltd will be the executive producer and general manager.

Pretty Woman is produced by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Caiola Productions, Hunter Arnold, Stage Entertainment, and The John Gore Organization.

For more information visit PrettyWomanMusical.com.

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