Musical (2018)


Musique: Bryan Adams • Jim Vallance
Paroles: Bryan Adams • Jim Vallance
Livret: Gary Marshall • J.F. Lawton
Production à la création:

Pretty Woman: The Musical centers around a down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward, who is hired by Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of her week-long stay with him.

Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome 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 is guaranteed to lift your spirits and light up your heart.


The musical is based on the 1990 film of the same name written by Lawton.

The musical is based on the 1990 film Pretty Woman. The film was produced on a budget of just $14 million, earning over $463 million in global box office receipts. Written by J. F. Lawton, and directed by Garry Marshall, the film centers around a down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward, who is hired by Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of her week-long stay with him.

In March 2014, it was announced that a musical adaption of the film was being developed for the stage, with original screenwriter Lawton and director Marshall attached to write the book. The following year Marshall revealed that rights had been secured. Although Marshall passed away in July 2016, producer Paula Wagner said that work on the musical would continue. "I know he would have wanted us to continue on and therefore we will bring this story to Broadway." On September 26, 2017, the musical was officially confirmed, and it was announced that the show would receive its world premiere at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago, before an expected Broadway transfer in fall 2018.

In an interview, director Jerry Mitchell said that the score "will have the feel of late ’80s-early ’90s rock: That’s one of the great things about Bryan Adams—it’s where he lives. So you’ve got the rock and roll stuff, the up-tempos."

Productions
Pretty Woman: The Musical made its world premiere at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 2018, for a limited five week run until April 15. Following its initial run it transferred to Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre beginning previews on July 20, 2018 before the official opening on August 16, 2018. Cast for both the Chicago and Broadway productions features Samantha Barks, in her Broadway debut as Vivian, Steve Kazee as Edward, Orfeh as Kit, Jason Danieley as Philip Stuckey, Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson and Kingsley Leggs as James Morse. Kazee left the show after the Chicago engagement due to "family reasons" and was replaced by Andy Karl. During previews on August 2, a performance was dedicated to the late Garry Marshall and was attended by his family and original Vivian Julia Roberts. A seat in the Nederlander Theatre was dedicated in his honor. The musical broke the Nederlander Theatre box office record for an eight-performance week before its official opening August 16 with a gross of $1,142,989 (83.72% percent of its potential).

The musical has a book by Garry Marshall and J. F. Lawton,[22] with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell,[23] set design by David Rockwell,[24] costume design by Gregg Barnes,[25] and lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg.[26]


Broadway
The musical numbers from the 2018 Broadway production are as follows:

Act I
"Welcome to Hollywood" - Happy Man, Kit and Company
"Anywhere but Here" - Vivian
"Something about Her (Preamble)" - Edward
"Welcome to Hollywood (Reprise)" - Happy Man
"Something about Her" - Edward
"I Could Get Used To This" - Vivian
"Luckiest Girl in the World" - Vivian, Kit and Giulio
"Rodeo Drive" - Kit and Company
"Anywhere but Here" (Reprise) - Vivian
"On a Night like Tonight" - Mr. Thompson and Company
"Don't Forget to Dance" - Happy Man, Scarlett and Company
"Freedom" - Edward
"You're Beautiful" - Edward, Vivian and Company

Act II
"Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)" - Stuckey and Company
"This Is My Life" - Vivian
"Never Give Up on a Dream" - Happy Man, Kit and Company
"You and I" - Edward, Alfredo, Violetta and Company
"I Can't Go Back" - Vivian
"Freedom" (Reprise) - Edward
"Long Way Home" - Vivian and Edward
"Together Forever" - Edward, Vivian, Happy Man, Kit and Company


Chicago
The musical numbers from the 2018 Chicago out-of-town production are as follows:

Act I
"Welcome to Hollywood" - Happy Man, Kit, Company
"Anywhere but Here" - Vivian
"Something about Her - Part 1/Welcome to Hollywood (Reprise)" - Edward, Happy Man
"Something about Her - Part 2" - Edward
"Look at Me Now" - Vivian, Kit
"Rodeo Drive" - Kit, Company
"Anywhere but Here (Reprise)" - Vivian
"On a Night like Tonight" - Mr. Thompson, Company
"Don't Forget to Dance" - Happy Man, Scarlett, Company
"Freedom" - Edward
"You're Beautiful" - Edward, Vivian, Company

Act II
"Opening of Act 2" - Company
"This Is My Life" - Vivian
"Never Give Up on a Dream" - Happy Man, Kit, Company
"The Opera" - Alfredo, Violetta
"You and I" - Edward, Company
"You and I (Reprise)" - Edward
"I Can't Go Back" - Vivian
"Freedom (Reprise)" - Edward
"Long Way Home" - Vivian, Edward
"Finale" - Full Company

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Version 1

Pretty Woman (2019-09-Theater an der Elbe-Hamburg)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Theater an der Elbe (Hambourg - Allemagne)
Durée : 7 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : dimanche 29 septembre 2019
Première : dimanche 29 septembre 2019
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au dim. 03 mai 2020
Mise en scène :
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Pretty Woman: The Musical (2018-08-Nederlander Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Nederlander Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : Se joue actuellement
Nombre : 27 previews -
Première Preview : vendredi 20 juillet 2018
Première : jeudi 16 août 2018
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au jeu. 01 janvier 1970
Mise en scène : Jerry Mitchell
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Samantha Barks (as Vivian Ward), Andy Karl (as Edward Lewis), Orfeh (as Kit De Luca), Jason Danieley (as Phillip Stuckey), Eric Anderson (as Mr. Thompson), and Ezra Knight (as James Morse)
Presse : "Let me make it clear that I mean no disrespect to Ms. Barks when I say that she is not Julia Roberts. Best known for playing the waifish Éponine in the movie musical Les Misérables, Ms. Barks is clearly a talented singer and actress. But being used as a paper doll for Gregg Barnes’s “I Love Julia” costumes, while speaking verbatim Ms. Roberts’s lines from the film, she has been given no chance to banish stardust memories of the woman who created her part. Directed and choreographed as if on automatic pilot by Jerry Mitchell, Pretty Woman: The Musical has a book by the original film's director, Garry Marshall (who died in 2016), and screenwriter, J.F. Lawton, with songs by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Its creators have hewed suffocatingly close to the film’s story, gags and dialogue." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"The cast makes the most of what Pretty Woman allows them. The winsome Barks, who played Éponine in the movie Les Misérables, sings very well and has a believable connection with Karl, who undersells his sexiness wisely. Orfeh provides sass and power vocals as Vivian’s best friend, Jason Danieley is a solidly smarmy villain, and Eric Anderson injects humor and showmanship into his dual roles as a street-singing narrator and a benevolent hotel manager. But although it is capably staged, the show has no reason to exist beyond, one assumes, a desire to make money by pimping out a familiar property. Broadway can do better than the same old tricks." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"In truth, the singing is all well and good, but considering the evolution of gender politics over the last 30 years, Pretty Woman today comes off pretty tone deaf." Roma Torre for NY1

"End-of-the-'80s nostalgia rules at the Nederlander Theatre, where the cut-and-paste musical version of Garry Marshall's 1990 romantic comedy, Pretty Woman, is re-creating the cultural-touchstone movie beat for beat, set to a score by Bryan Adams and songwriting partner Jim Vallance that could easily pass for vintage FM-radio pop-rock singles. Just as the film was a stellar vehicle for Julia Roberts, the musical showcases a radiant performance from Samantha Barks as the Hollywood Boulevard prostitute that becomes the "beck and call girl" of a corporate raider. True to the famous closing scene that launched a squillion swoons, he rescues her and "she rescues him right back."" David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

"With anything mature or sensual systematically removed, Pretty Woman: The Musical goes all-in on fantasy, casting two sizzling talents, Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, as bland, pretty people singing pretty Bryan Adams-Jim Vallance tunes with nothing much at stake. Stubbornly inconsequential, it’s a morally uplifting fairy tale of which everyone, young and old alike, can be skeptical." Bob Verini for Variety

Version 3

Pretty Woman: The Musical (2020-03-Piccadilly Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 10 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 13 février 2020
Première : dimanche 01 mars 2020
Dernière : samedi 02 janvier 2021
Mise en scène : Jerry Mitchell
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :

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