Kingsley Leggs joins the Cast of Pretty Woman - The Musical
The Broadway alum will play James Morse in the eagerly anticipated musical adaptation.
The principal cast continues to take shape for the Broadway-bound production of Pretty Woman - The Musical as Kingsley Leggs is announced to play James Morse (played on film by by Ralph Bellamy). Mr. Leggs has previously starred on the Great White Way as Mister in the 2005 Broadway premiere of The Color Purple and as Curtis Jackson in the 2011 Broadway premiere of Sister Act. Since then, he has starred in the National Tour of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.
Mr. Leggs joins fellow cast members Samantha Barks (as Vivian Ward), Tony & Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee (as Edward Lewis), Tony Award nominee Orfeh (as Kit De Luca), Jason Danieley (as Phillip Stuckey), and Eric Anderson (as Mr. Thompson).
Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin performances at a yet-to-be-named Nederlander venue in fall 2018.
Prior to the Broadway premiere, the musical adaptation will stage its world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a 5-week limited engagement from March 13, 2018.
Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, Pretty Woman: The Musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, and a book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton, the director and screenwriter, respectively, of the original 1990 movie.
Synopsis: "Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome all odds to find each other… and themselves. Experience the moments you love from the movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood and Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical is guaranteed to lift your spirits and light up your heart."
The creative team behind Pretty Woman: The Musical features music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke, scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner & Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, and hair design by Josh Marquette.
Pretty Woman: The Musical is produced on Broadway by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Caiola Productions, Hunter Arnold, Stage Entertainment and The John Gore Organization.
Pretty Woman has now closed in New York, but the show will be transferring to London.
Pretty Woman tickets will be available via our partner site LondonTheatre.co.uk