Music Theatre International Secures Licensing Rights to Pretty Woman: The Musical

Industry News   Music Theatre International Secures Licensing Rights to Pretty Woman: The Musical
The musical, based on the film of the same name, currently plays Broadway's Nederlander Theatre.
Pretty_Woman_Broadway_Production_Photo_2018_Samantha Barks and Andy Karl in PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018_HR.jpg
Samantha Barks and Andy Karl Matthew Murphy

Music Theatre International has secured worldwide licensing rights to Pretty Woman: The Musical, which will end its run on Broadway August 18 at the Nederlander Theatre.

"We are incredibly excited to represent Pretty Woman: The Musical and deliver this modern day, romantic comedy to stages everywhere,” stated MTI President and CEO Drew Cohen. “In adapting the classic film for its hit Broadway run, authors J.F. Lawton and Garry Marshall have delivered a script that is funny, moving and—perhaps most important—updated to reflect today's sensibilities, all while staying true to the heart of the beloved movie that J.F. created. Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's energetic and original score offers great songs for each of the key characters and has audiences dancing in their seats every night. It is no surprise that requests for Pretty Woman have already been flowing in from around the world."

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the Broadway production began previews July 20, 2018, and opened August 16, following a world premiere in Chicago.

The Broadway cast is currently led by Samantha Barks as Vivian and Andy Karl as Edward. Beginning July 22, current understudy Jillian Mueller and Brennin Hunt (of Fox's Rent) will take over the roles.

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Pretty Woman: The Musical is also going global, launching three more companies: Hamburg in September 2019, London in 2020, and a U.S. national tour starting in October 2020 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island.

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