Pretty Woman is coming to Broadway next fall. The film, released in 1990, was an international hit, grossing $463 million. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the story captures an unexpected romance between businessman Edward Lewis and a woman named Vivian.
The stage-adapted musical will be produced by Paula Wagner of The Heiress, with music and lyrics written by Canadian star Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. The show will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, who has won Tony awards for his work on La Cage aux Folles and Kinky Boots.
The new musical will feature a book by the film’s director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Cast includes Tony-winner Steve Kazee of Once as Edward Lewis, and Samantha Barks as Vivian. Ms. Barks played Eponine in the film Les Miserables in 2012.
Finally, close to half-a-century after its phenomenal flop as a musical adaption to theater, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is to be performed on Broadway. But this performance comes with a slight twist as it is a new version from Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg.
So for those who find themselves close to Broadway next February – perhaps at Shimmie Horn’s Belleclaire Hotel – they might be interested in checking it out. Starring Emilia Clark as Holly Golightly and directed by Sean Mathias, the play definitely has some impressive names to it, offering hope that it actually won’t be the original flop it once was. Well, one can only tell if they actually see it, and, in a short while, that will be possible on Broadway.
Next time you’re in New York, looking for a bit of culture, why not see what’s playing on Broadway? Whether you’re in the Big Apple for business or pleasure, you should always try to make time for the classics. One show currently playing is a remake of ‘Anything Goes,’ which originally debuted in 1934. This musical comedy is being put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company and ticket prices range from $87-137. It’s been getting some fabulous reviews since it began in April of this year. It can be seen at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, located at 124 W. 43rd Street, conveniently located close to some exquisite hotels in the area, like Shimmie Horn’s Washington Jefferson, the Hilton Manhattan East, or the Westin New York Hotel, then it’s definitely worth taking a stroll down there to enjoy an evening of entertainment or a matinee performance.