9 Sep 2019

What Do Theatre-Goers Think of Pretty Woman: The Musical?

After running for over a year on Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers to the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre in 2020. This stage adaptation of the beloved 1990 romantic comedy features music by Bryan Adams and his long-time songwriting partner Jim Vallance, as well as a book by the film’s creators Gary Marshall and J. F. Lawton.

Critical opinion of the Broadway production was mixed, but for a show like this, surely it’s the fans whose opinions matter the most. According to SeatPlan.com, a trusted source for theatre seating and show reviews from real theatre-goers, audience response to Pretty Woman: The Musical was very positive. 22 reviews from New York users give Pretty Woman: The Musical an average rating of 4.5 stars.

 Samantha Barks as Vivian Ward and Andy Karl as Edward Lewis in the Broadway production of Pretty Woman: The Musical
Samantha Barks played Vivian Ward and Andy Karl played Edward Lewis in the Broadway production of Pretty Woman: The Musical

User westendamie wrote:

I love Pretty Woman! The score was very catchy and each song felt like it belonged at that moment in time. The set and costumes really added to the show. It was very much like the movie which I enjoyed as it’s such a feel-good story.

The feel-good aspect of the show was echoed by user louisemmitt, who wrote:

“I wasn’t expecting much from the show, but came out feeling brilliant. A great set, outstanding performances, a good book, some great songs, and a wonderful ensemble.”

Another user, monikamejia, who is perhaps not such a big fan of the film found they had a terrific time watching Pretty Woman: The Musical, writing:

“Pretty Woman is a bit of an outdated movie but the show put some life back into it! This classic was great and the score was fun and meaningful.”

The cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical was a hit with audiences at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway

It sounds like fans of the classic film as well as anybody who enjoys big stage musical will find plenty to enjoy in Pretty Woman: The Musical. This heart-warming show opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on Valentine’s Day, 2020. Tickets are available now, so book the ultimate date-night and prepare to be swept off your feet.


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