A developmental lab of the Broadway-bound musical Pretty Woman, based on Garry Marshall's 1990 film that starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, will be held in Manhattan in September, according to an Equity casting notice.
Jerry Mitchell will direct and choreograph the workshop, which is scheduled for September 11–October 6. Pretty Woman features a book by the late Marshall and J.F. Lawton (the film's screenwriter) and a score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Will Van Dyke serves as the music director.
Mitchell, a two-time Tony winner for Best Choreography for Kinky Boots and the 2004 revival of La Cage aux Folles, recently said that the new musical, about a call girl whose life is transformed when a millionaire businessman falls in love with her, is aiming for Broadway in the 2018–2019 season.
Casting for the upcoming lab is by Telsey & Company; the general manager is 101 Productions, Ltd.