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Pretty Woman - The Musical sets Broadway dates and theater

Pretty Woman - The Musical will officially open at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre on August 16, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Pretty Woman - The Musical will officially open at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre on August 16, 2018, following previews from July 20. Prior to the Broadway premiere, the musical adaptation of the hit 1990 movie 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 Award winner Jerry Mitchell, Pretty Woman: The Musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award 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 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 cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical includes 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), Eric Anderson (as Mr. Thompson),  and Kingsley Leggs (as James Morse).

The creative team 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.

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