Following a world premiere in Chicago earlier this year, Pretty Woman: The Musical is now in previews at the Nederlander Theatre where it will officially open August 16. Watch highlights from the Broadway premiere in the video above.
Based on the movie about a star-crossed romance between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman, Pretty Woman: The Musical features a book co-written by the film’s director, the late Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and music by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.
Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, Pretty Woman stars Samantha Barks as Vivian alongside Andy Karl as Edward. Completing the principal cast are Orfeh as Kit, Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson, Ezra Knight as James Morse, and Jason Danieley as Philip Stuckey.
The company also features Allison Blackwell, Tommy Bracco, Brian Calì, Robby Clater, Jessica Crouch, Nico DeJesus, Anna Eilinsfeld, Matt Farcher, Lauren Lim Jackson, Renée Marino, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jillian Mueller, Jake Odmark, Jennifer Sanchez, Matthew Stocke, Alex Michael Stoll, Alan Wiggins, Jesse Wildman, and Darius Wright.
Pretty Woman began performances on Broadway July 20. The cast album, to be released September 21, is now available for pre-order.