The smash hit Pretty Woman : The Musical will preview from Valentine’s Day at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, it has been announced today.
Featuring original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, it is directed and choreographed by the two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
Adam Speers, for Ambassador Theatre Group Productions said today: “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”.
Fellow producer, Paula Wagner added: “It is really wonderful that UK audiences will get to experience Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre next year.
“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 skillful 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!”.
Featured in the musical is Roy Orbisonand Bill Dee’s international smash hit song Oh, Pretty Woman which inspired one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time.
The film was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990, becoming the third highest-grossing film worldwide that year. The film still holds the highest number of tickets in the US for a romantic comedy.
The stage musical had its world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in March 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it ran at the Nederlander Theatre until August this year.
During its Broadway run, the show broke the box office record a total of four times and won three Audience Choice Awards.
Casting for the UK production to be announced soon.
Pretty Woman the Musical plays at the Piccadilly Theatre from February 14, 2020.