‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Lands At London’s West End Next Year | Arts
A musical of the classic rom-com Pretty Woman will make its West End debut next year.
Pretty Woman: The Musical will start its run on Valentine’s Day 2020 for 46 weeks at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.
It will feature original music and lyrics from Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and the theatre script will come from Garry Marshall’s book, with words from the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
The musical will be directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, but the cast has yet to be announced.
A Broadway production of the musical wrapped up last month, with Samantha Barks playing sex worker Vivian, who is hired by a wealthy businessman to be his companion.
Adam Speers of Ambassador Theatre Group Productions said: “The West End loves a big night out and none come bigger than this new production re-telling the iconic and much-loved movie”.
“The UK has rocked to the legendary work of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for decades and we cannot wait to welcome audiences to the show”.
Released in 1990, Pretty Woman starred Richard Gere and Julia Roberts and went on to become the third highest-grossing film that year.
Film producer Paula Wagner said: “It is really wonderful that UK audiences will get to experience Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre next year”.
“Bryan and Jim’s original score for the show brings an electric new dimension to Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton’s beloved film. We were so fortunate to have Garry working with J.F. on the book of the show”.
“They really captured the essence of Pretty Woman, and along with Jerry’s skilful direction and choreography, this classic love story really has become a great night out at the theatre. 2020 also marks 30 years since the release of the film, and I can’t think of a better place than the Piccadilly Theatre to celebrate!”
Tickets for Pretty Woman: The Musical go on general sale on Friday 13 September.
Pre-sale tickets are available here.
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