Set in the late 1980s, Pretty Woman: The Musical tells the story of Vivian Ward, a down-on-her-luck actress hired as an escort by wealthy businessman Edward Lewis. As she spends a week attending social and business events with him, the pair develop feelings much deeper than the contract they’ve signed. Pretty Woman is above all a story about finding love whilst finding yourself, and has become an iconic touchstone of American cinema.
Samantha Barks stars as Vivian Ward. Her previous credits include Éponine in Tom Hooper’s big-screen adaptation of Les Misérables (2012), and a varied stage career covering City of Angels (2014) at the Donmar Warehouse through to originating the titular role in Amélie (2015) at Berkeley Rep. Tony Award nominee Andy Karl plays opposite Barks as Edward Lewis, with credits including his Olivier Award-winning turn in Groundhog Day (2016), 9 to 5 (2009) and Legally Blonde (2007).
With a book taken from Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton’s film script, Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Nederlander Theatre features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and collaborator Jim Vallance. It is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, who is no stranger to film adaptations - his award-winning resume includes Kinky Boots (2013) and Legally Blonde (2007).
Elevating classic scenes from the movie to new theatrical heights, Pretty Woman: The Musical is a sure-fire hit, bringing nostalgia and romance to the Nederlander Theatre.
Recommended forFans of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the original film should snap up tickets for Pretty Woman: The Musical; it’s a charmingly romantic homage.
Age Recommendations: TBC