Andy Karl, Samantha Barks, and Company in Pretty Woman: The Musical (photo: Matthew Murphy, 2018)
Pretty Woman: The Musical has announced the smash hit musical will launch its North American Tour at Providence’s PPAC in October 2020. Exact dates, additional cities and casting for the traveling production will be announced at a later date.
One of the most beloved romances of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams (“Summer of ’69,” “Everything I Do”) and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Starring Samantha Barks and Andy Karl.
Once upon a time in the late ’80s, unlikely soulmates Vivian and Edward overcame 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 will lift your spirits and light up your heart. The musical opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on August 16, 2018.
Producer Paula Wagner: “Pretty Woman: The Musical has broken box office records on Broadway, and finally theatergoers across the country will get the chance to experience the feel-good story they know and love, reimagined live on stage. Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance have written a pop-rock score with soaring ballads and beautiful, big production numbers that, under the direction of director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, burst off the stage with humor and heart. Thirty years ago, Garry Marshall’s film Pretty Woman redefined a genre, and now audiences across America will experience all the romance, comedy and passion in this unforgettable and imaginative new musical.”