Read Reviews for Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway

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See what critics think of the new Broadway musical adaptation of the 1990 Julia Roberts-Richard Gere film classic.

Following a world premiere in Chicago earlier this year, Pretty Woman: The Musical celebrates its official opening on Broadway August 16. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the contemporary stage adaptation of the popular 1990 romantic comedy stars Samantha Barks as Vivian alongside Andy Karl as Edward.

Based on the Julia Roberts-Richard Gere movie about a star-crossed meeting between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman, the stage 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.

Pretty Woman: The Musical is playing the Nederlander Theatre where the show began previews July 20.

Read reviews for the Broadway premiere of Pretty Woman below. Check back for updates.

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New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

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The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

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Variety (Bob Verini)

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Completing the principal cast on Broadway 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.

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 on Broadway by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Caiola Productions & Co., James L. Nederlander, Roy Furman, Hunter Arnold, Graham Burke, Edward Walson, deRoy Kierstead, Michael Cassel Group, Stage Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group, and John Gore Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd is the executive producer and general manager.

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