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PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL, Pictured (L to R) Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, Photo by Andrew Eccles, 2018 4 #Prettywomanthemusical

I recently had the opportunity to have a girls night out with a friend of mine to see Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Nederlander Theater. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for her to see one of her favorite classic 90’s rom-com – Pretty Woman – come to life on a Broadway Stage. I was right. It was fun and upbeat and had some catchy tunes to sing along to. Plus, the Broadway version of Pretty Woman did a pretty decent job sticking to the original movie’s storyline.

How did Pretty Woman: The Musical Measure Up to the Movie?

When seeing a remake of any movie, it’s hard to not make comparisons. Who would have thought that anyone else aside from Richard Gere would be a better Edward Lewis? I mean, Gere had the looks, the swag, and the sex appeal. But, Andy Karl, in the Broadway rendition did not disappoint either. He was just as attractive, and if I must say, was a good choice for the role of the successful businessman Edward Lewis. Now, for the ‘Pretty Woman’ herself, Vivian Gold played by Samantha Barks was beautiful. She had an amazing voice, full of emotion and power. Together, Karl and Barks had amazing chemistry, which made seeing the musical version of the classic a great experience.

Together, Karl and Barks had amazing chemistry, which made seeing the musical version of the classic a great experience.

I know the stars of the show are Edward and Vivian, but the hotel manager, Mr. Thompson (Eric Anderson) and bellhop (Tommy Bracco) were true highlights for me. They kept the crowd entertained and laughing. The bellhop, especially, his character was funny in how he would try hard, but fail at being inconspicuous. I also loved the scene where Mr. Thompson and the bellhop join together to teach Vivian how to dance. It’s a lovely scene, and probably one of my favorites from the musical.

I also loved the scene where Mr. Thompson and the bellhop join together to teach Vivian how to dance. It's a lovely scene, and probably one of my favorites from the musical.  #PrettyWomanTheMusical

Although we thought that the musical was a good adaptation of the original movie, both my friend and I were a bit disappointed that the song, “Pretty Woman” wasn’t sung at all during the show. We both thought that it would have made the Broadway rendition a bit more authentic.

Make Seeing Pretty Woman: The Musical a Girls Night Out

Pretty Woman: The Musical is a fun Broadway show to see with your girls. It has the drama and the fun that makes girls nights out what they are. Plus, it is full of some tastefully done raunchy scenes that will definitely leave you with wanting more.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical is currently playing at the Nederlander Theater, which is located at 208 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036. It has a runtime of 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission.

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