A West End transfer of the musical adaptation of Pretty Woman has officially been announced by the show’s Broadway producers as the musical enters its second year in New York. With original music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, Pretty Woman is based on the 1990 film by JF Lawton about a Hollywood sex worker who is hired by a successful businessman. The film, which was directed by Garry Marshall who has written the book of the show, starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
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Based on the 1990 film of the same name, Pretty Woman has been adapted for the stage in a new Broadway musical production which has been confirmed to be coming to London in February 2020.
Pretty Woman tells the story of Vivian Ward, a Hollywood sex worker who is hired by a rich businessman called Edward Lewis to escort him to a number of events during his stay in the city. Through spending time together, their relationship develops as they get to know each other better.
The story is best-known as a film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, and went on to become the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the US ever.
Starring Andy Karl and Samantha Barks, this musical adaptation of the film opened on Broadway in 2018 at the Nederlander Theatre in New York. Directed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), the show featured music by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams.
Reviews of the world premiere production in New York praised Karl and Banks performances in the show, with New York Theatre Guide claiming Barks is a 'leading lady with sparkling charm', while Karl 'has the kind of charisma money cannot buy'.
Pretty Woman will run in London from February 2020. A theatre, dates, ticket information and casting is yet to be announced.