Are you ready to fall in love again? This 2022, Pretty Woman – the musical is going on tour and will visit 23 major cities in North America, including New Orleans! From October 5 to 9, 2022, Pretty Women will have a total of eight showings at the Saenger Theatre! The production, led by award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, brings Hollywood’s most iconic love story to the stage and features music and lyrics by Grammy-Award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams and Juno-Award-winning songwriter Jim Vallance. Moreover, the story is based on the book written by Gary Marshall and screenplay by J.F. Lawton. Pretty Woman is a critically-acclaimed musical played by an incredible esteemed cast! If you love the film, Pretty Woman, this musical is a guaranteed accurate depiction topped off with a fantastic score and many more surprises! So hurry and grab your tickets now and experience the Pretty Woman musical at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans this October!
Pretty Woman tells the story of a young, vibrant sex worker Vivian Ward who was hired by a high-powered corporate raider, Edward Lewis, to be his companion during his stay in Los Angeles. Although Edward finds Vivian a little awkward, he still sees her as charming. Despite their contrasting personalities, the pair hit it off. During their time together, Edward teaches Vivian proper etiquette before attending a business dinner. Eventually, things began to get complicated when Edward’s lawyer and other associates questioned Vivian’s true identity. As the story continues, Edward and Vivian become close and eventually fall in love. However, Edward has to return home to New York. What will happen to Edward and Vivian’s relationship? Will they still be together? Or is it all a business arrangement? Viewers have described pretty Woman as almost identical to the film, which is considered great news for those who loved the 1990 movie. Moreover, viewers can also expect several iconic scenes, including the part when Vivian tries to go shopping and is rudely dismissed by a snobby retail worker.
In 2018, Pretty Woman had a trial run in Chicago and then opened on Broadway in the same year. The original cast includes Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee as Vivian and Edward. In 2019, the musical was nominated in five categories at the Broadway.com Audience Awards. The musical garnered mixed reviews, but viewers who loved the film have nothing but high praises for the musical.
“If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” – Buzzfeed News.
Chris Jones from the Chicago Tribute gave props to the musical’s nostalgic feel. “Pretty Woman’ has found a smart, sweet spot somewhere between nostalgic retro romanticism and the current necessity for heroines to take charge.” Meanwhile, Alex Soloski from the Guardian complimented Bryan Adam and Jim Vallance’s original score, calling it “perfectly pleasant.” Moreover, several critics praised renowned stage actress Samantha Barks’ performance in the Broadway version. “”Ms. Barks is clearly a talented singer and actress…she has been given no chance to banish stardust memories of the woman who created her part,” said Ben Brantley from the New York Times.
“Pretty Woman’ has found a smart, sweet spot somewhere between nostalgic retro romanticism and the current necessity for heroines to take charge.” Chris Jones from the Chicago Tribune.
“The score…is perfectly pleasant.” – Alex Soloski from the Guardian.
This October, Broadway fans in New Orleans have the opportunity to experience this thrilling musical at the iconic Saenger Theatre. Since 1927, the Saenger Theatre has hosted some of the biggest Broadway shows in New Orleans. The historic venue boasts an Italian Baroque courtyard. The atmospheric theatre has 4,000 seats, and guests can enjoy top-tier entertainment under 150 ceiling lights arranged to look like constellations in the night sky.
“A run-of-the-mill romcom transformed into a show about hoping and dreaming and changing your life.” – Diane Snyder from The Telegraph.
“A charming piece of romantic theater with a serviceable pop score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.” – Bob Goepfert from Troyrecord.com.
Pretty Woman will open at the Saenger Theater New Orleans on October 4 and end on October 8, 2022, with two shows per weekend date. The showtime runs for two hours and 20 minutes. The musical is recommended for ages 12 and above. If you love romantic comedies, Pretty Woman is the perfect musical that will tickle your funny bone and charm you simultaneously. Hurry and secure your tickets now and experience the remarkable love story of Edward and Vivian at the Saenger Theater!