The musical adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN has confirmed it will open in the West End in February 2020.
Based on the iconic 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, PRETTY WOMAN the musical will preview at the Piccadilly Theatre from 14th February 2020 and is currently booking for a limited season until 2nd January 2021.
Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLONDE), PRETTY WOMAN premiered at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in March 2018, eventually transferring to Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre where the musical recently completed its run last month. The Broadway cast was led by British-actress Samantha Barks as Vivian Ward and GROUNDHOG DAY’s Andy Karl as Edward Lewis. Casting for the West End production is to be announced.
PRETTY WOMAN centres around Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward who is hired by Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman, to escort him to various business and social functions, and the ensuing relationship that develops over her stay with him. The musical adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN features an original score by Grammy Award-winner Bryan Adams and his longtime collaborator Jim Valance. The book is written by the film’s original screenwriter and director JF Lawton and Garry Marshall. The musical also features Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’, the song that was used in and inspired the title of the movie.
PRETTY WOMAN features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.
PRETTY WOMAN runs at London’s Piccadilly Theatre from 14th February 2020 until 2nd January 2021. Tickets go on general sale from 13th September.