Pretty Woman: The Musical announced today that the smash hit musical will launch its North American Tour in Providence, Rhode Island in October 2020, at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Exact dates and additional cities for the Pretty Woman North American Tour will be announced at a later time.
With original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, Pretty Woman is in its eleventh month and just played its 300th performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The musical is based on the Garry Marshall film starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
“‘Pretty Woman’ has broken box office records on Broadway, and finally theatergoers across the country will get the chance to experience the feel-good story they know and love, reimagined live on stage. Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance have written a wholly original pop-rock score with soaring ballads and beautiful, big production numbers that, under the direction of director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (‘Kinky Boots’), bursts off the stage with humor and heart in this substantial production. Thirty years ago, Garry Marshall’s film ‘Pretty Woman’ redefined a genre, and now audiences across America will experience all the romance, comedy and passion in this unforgettable and imaginative new musical,” said producer Paula Wagner.
J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President and CEO of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) said: “We’re ecstatic to be the venue chosen to launch the national tour of ‘Pretty Woman.’ The story is so well-known and beloved, it is a part of American culture. Giving our Rhode Island audiences the chance to be the first to see this dazzling and romantic musical live on our stage will be nothing short of spectacular!”
Pretty Woman had its world premiere in Chicago in 2018, wowing audiences across the Midwest. Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago, recalls: “This was an audience favorite that delivered on all the cherished moments for fans of the movie; everyone in the theatre left with a smile on their face. Audiences want an uplifting experience and will want to come back and bring their friends and family to relive the magic of this Broadway musical. ‘Pretty Woman’ captured the romantic essence of the movie and heightened the passion for the stage.”