The 1990 hit rom-com “Pretty Woman,” written by J. F. Lawton and directed by the late Garry Marshall, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere has been adapted for the stage as a musical with music by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. The show, directed by Jerry Mitchell, has been bringing Beverly Hills to Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre since July.
Vivian is played by Samantha Barks, making her Broadway debut and Edward Lewis is played by Andy Karl. Karl is an Olivier award winning actor whose most recent pre-”Pretty Woman” Broadway credits include “Groundhog Day,” “On the Twentieth Century,” and “Rocky.” This summer he appeared in an incredible staged concert version of “On The Town” with the Boston Pops directed by Kathleen Marshall -- which showed in Boston and at Tanglewood.
A scheduling note: Andy Karl will be on vacation for a week this month and while he’s away, Adam Pascal will step into the role.