‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ in Hollywood, where dreams are made

The fateful meeting of Edward and Vivian (Adam Pascal and Olivia Valli) takes place on a Hollywood Blvd. bus stop in PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical. Credit: Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

Based on the most beloved romantic stories of all time, Broadway in Hollywood is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (on Hollywood Blvd. where the original romantic adventure begins) through July 3. The tour will also play in Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts from July 5 – July 17. And if you love the original movie as much as I do, I guarantee you will not be disappointed with this entertaining adaptation which welcomes you back onto “Hollywood, the land where dreams are made!”

Brought to the stage by lead producer Paula Wagner, ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (HairsprayKinky BootsLegally Blonde), featuring an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J. F. Lawton. Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dees international smash hit song “Oh, Pretty Woman” during which the audience is invited to join in singing with the cast.

Set in 1980s Hollywood, the touring company of ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ stars Broadway superstar and Tony Award®-nominee Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli as the charming and charismatic Vivian Ward. With their incredible voices and dynamic stage presence as the iconic duo from opposite sides of the tracks, these two bring all of the magic to the romantic notion that anyone’s dreams can come true – from the moment they meet on the Hollywood Blvd. bus stop to their amorous adventures at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, to the Beverly Hills Polo Club match and the opera in San Francisco.

Other outstanding cast members include Jessica Crouch as Vivian’s roommate and fellow streetwalker Kit De Luca and Kyle Taylor Parker as the Happy Man of the Boulevard as well as the manager of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Both incredible triple-threat entertainers will astound you with their energy-filled, character-driven performances. So will Trent Soyster as Bellhop Giulio, who commands your attention with his antics, especially when he and Taylor Parker tango their way across the stage together!

Kudos to the energetic ensemble who take on a multitude of roles and bring excitement to every single number thanks to director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell’s exuberance for the story, and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke, directed and conducted by Daniel Klintworth. Amma Osei and Christian Douglas mesmerized the audience with their incredibly skillful operatic duet as Violetta and Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, the opera Edward whisks Vivian away to experience in San Francisco. And yes, Vivian is in that iconic red dress and jewels!

Produced by New Regency Productions, Pretty Woman the film was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990. Now, 30 years later, ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ delivers on all the iconic moments you remember. Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages, guaranteed to lift your spirits and light up your heart.

Performances at the Dolby Theatre take place on Tuesdays through Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 1pm & 6:30pm. Tickets start at $39, and are available for purchase online at www.BroadwayInHollywood.com or www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 800-982-2782 or at the Dolby Theatre Box office located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. For added convenience, tickets may also be purchased at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre box office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard. This musical is recommended for ages 13 and up, and all patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age. Performance run time is 2 hour and 30 minutes including intermission. For more information, visit https://prettywomanthemusical.com/.

Performance atSegerstrom Center for the Arts at60 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA 92626, take place Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm, with individual tickets starting at $28. Available online at www.SCFTA.Org or by phone at 714-556-2787.
Broadway in Hollywood’s COVID-19 policy requires all ticketholders to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times, except while eating or drinking in designated areas. This policy is in effect for all performances until further notice and will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis. Proof of vaccination is not required at this time. This policy is subject to change at any time. Prior to your performance, please check www.BroadwayInHollywood.com/SafeandClean for current policy updates.