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Where can you go to see a fairy tale with a modern rags to riches story. You can go to the Nederlander Theatre and see Pretty Woman: The Musical where every seat in the house is an intimate treat.
I have always liked the movie and although it was nearly 30 years since it came out I remember it so well and I know that dates me. It was a great vehicle for Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and Jason Alexander who plays the sleazy lawyer.
Going in I did not have such high expectations because I never thought of it as a musical and had my preconceived notions of how the movie was because it was so well done.
I was wrong because the music was so natural and the performers rose to the occasion and enhanced a great score developed by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Bottom line: Pretty Woman The Musical is a Broadway Must See Show!
Pretty Woman The Musical is a Broadway Must See Show!
Garry Marshall and J. F. Lawton developed a great fairy tale and putting it to music with some special dancing numbers completed the piece.
I was impressed by the range of all the players and Samantha Barks as Vivian and Andy Karl as Edward held up their roles as the leads while staying true to the original.
This new incarnation of Pretty Woman is a DELIGHT
They made you love this new incarnation of the story and embrace these two as much as Roberts and Gere.
There were some new twists in the production and pleasant surprises. Between the many chameleon roles of Eric Anderson, who nearly stole the show, and Orfeh who gave us some fantastic vocals. Se also provided some great comic relief as Vivian’s best friend.
The ensemble were also up to the task with many dance numbers and some slapstick and acrobatics by Nico DeJesus as Giulio the bellhop who made it a lot of fun.
I took my son and he being a middle school actor he really enjoyed the production. He was so impressed by Andy Karl’s range and Eric Anderson’s many parts. I loved the adaptation of a great story and was blown away by a Bryan Adams’ score. It was a good mix of ballads and rock and roll.
We got to do a little talk back with the cast after the curtain call. And of course my son had a question! Check it out:
The love story is sure to kindle some romance in a couple or is perfect for a Mother’s Day date. Pretty Woman Vivian wants the fairy tale ending and you will get it in this sweet, well done musical.
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