The North American tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical, which launched in October 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island, has recouped its $4.7 million investment after 39 weeks on the road.
The Equity tour is scheduled to continue through May 7, 2023, with the final engagement in Sacramento, California. Upon closing, the musical will have played 61 cities. For the current tour route, visit PrettyWomanTheMusical.com.
"Through this very difficult era of uncertainty, the touring company of Pretty Woman: The Musical has gone above and beyond as they have traveled from coast to coast, bringing the joy of this fairytale production to over 630,000 people in 29 cities so far," said lead producer Paula Wagner. "We’re immensely proud of everyone in the cast and the entire touring company, and are so grateful for their hard work, dedication, and positivity throughout the tour."
Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) and Olivia Valli (Jersey Boys, Wicked) continue to head the cast. Pascal stars as Edward Lewis, after playing the part on Broadway for a limited run in 2019, with Valli as Vivian Ward.
The ensemble includes Jade Amber, Natalie Bourgeois, Christian Brailsford, Anju Cloud, Nella Cole, Michael Dalke, Carissa Gaughran, Em Hadick, Graham Keen, Christian Kidd, Keyonna Knight, Chris Manuel, Devon McCleskey, Kaylee Olson, Amma Osei, Hillary Porter, Alice Reys, Jonathan Ritter, Trent Soyster, Brett Stoelker, and Jonathan Young.
Music director Daniel Klintworth leads a band that includes Shane Parus on keyboards, Oscar Bautista on guitar, Claudio Rainó on guitar, Magda Kress on bass, and Kevin McNaughton on drums.
Based on the movie about a star-crossed meeting between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman, the stage musical features a book co-written by the film’s director, the late Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, plus music by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Also featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s hit “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired the film.
The production, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, features sets by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke. The production stage manager is RL Campbell, the stage manager is Julianne Menassian, and the assistant stage manager is Leslie S. Allen.
Pretty Woman ended its 13-month run at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre August 18, 2019. The musical began performances in Hamburg, Germany, September 24, 2019, and opened in London’s West End in February 2020 before COVID-19 shuttered theatres around the world. The London production reopened July 8, 2021, at the Savoy.
The tour is produced by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions & Co., James L. Nederlander, Kilimanjaro Theatricals/Joshua Andrews, Roy Furman, Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, deRoy Kierstead and John Gore Organization. Wendy Orshan and Jeff Wilson are the executive producers, and 101 Productions, Ltd is the general manager.