“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”.
Singer Bryan Adams has confirmed that a London transfer of hit Broadway musical ‘Pretty Woman’ is “all set in motion”.
Based on the 1990 classic rom-com of the same name, which starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the musical features 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 original production of the musical premiered at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago, in March 2018, and starred Samantha Barks as Vivian, and Steve Kazee as Edward. The show made its Broadway debut at the Nederlander Theatre in August 2018.
Regarding the transfer, Bryan Adams said: “I know it’s going to Germany this year, it opens in September this year, and then it’s going to London next year. I’m excited about it.”
Describing his creative process when it came to writing the songs for the musical, Adams said:”I really have got to be honest, I didn’t watch the movie once the whole time that we were working on it… “I just wanted to be influenced by the story and how the director today was going to reinterpret it for the stage… You have to remember the film is literally mostly close-ups of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts so it’s not really set as a wide angle… So how do you transcend those very personal shots into song, that was the challenge.”
‘Pretty Woman’ will transfer to London’s West End in 2020. Venue, dates and casting are to be confirmed.
“A must see!” (Entertainment Tonight), this “pretty perfect” (WNYC) production has been “sweeping a new generation off their feet!” (Pix11).
“Beautiful and transporting” (The Star-Ledger), “Bryan Adams’ and Jim Vallance’s score captures both the grittiness and hopefulness of the period and the characters” (WNYC).
“An uplifting fairytale” (Variety), “‘Pretty Woman’ is pretty fabulous!” (Comcast).
Prepare to fall in love all over again!