Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman Musical Begins in Chicago

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The new musical adaptation kicks off its world premiere at the Oriental Theatre March 13.
Steve Kazee and Samantha Barks Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The world premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical begins performances March 13 at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, where it will play a five-week limited engagement before heading to Broadway in the summer. Jerry Mitchell directs a cast led by Samantha Barks as Vivian, Steve Kazee as Edward, Orfeh as Kit, and Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson.

Jason Danieley, Kingsley Leggs, Orfeh, Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee, and Eric Anderson Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Based on the 1990 romantic comedy, 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. The principal cast also includes Kingsley Leggs as James Morse and Jason Danieley as Philip Stuckey.

The new musical will open at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre August 16 after beginning previews July 20.

Completing the cast are Allison Blackwell, Tommy Bracco, Brian Calì, Robby Clater, Jessica Crouch, 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.

The production features 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.

Pretty Woman: The Musical is produced by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Caiola Productions & Co., Hunter Arnold, Graham Burke, Ed Walson, deRoy Kierstead, Michael Cassel Group, Stage Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group and The John Gore Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd is the Executive Producer and General Manager.

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