Pretty Woman: The Musical (NYC)
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Pretty Woman: The Musical (NYC)

Pretty Woman: The Musical (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(824 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Romantic, Funny

About the Show

One of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time comes to Broadway in this world premiere musical, with an original score co-written by Grammy winner Bryan Adams ('Summer of ’69,' 'Everything I Do').

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Show-Score Member Reviews (824)

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84 Reviews | 1 Follower
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love a good time and romantic story line

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie!

115 Reviews | 19 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Just wonderful, enjoyable play.

Don't see it if A must see.

140 Reviews | 39 Followers
Funny, Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy the original storyline of Pretty Woman, don't mind a bit of raunchy humor, and like romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you want something super family-friendly or are not one for romances. TW: There's a brief scene depicting the lead-up to sexual violence

63 Reviews | 9 Followers
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Music score is in Bryan Adams style. The story is predictable w a happy ending. I was so entertained,I never looked at my watch. See it.

Don't see it if If you don’t like Bryan Adams style of music don’t see it because the score is in his style. If u don’t like happy endings, don’t go.

175 Reviews | 30 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want to see one of the best shows now on Broadway. Music, acting, staging are all great. Samantha Barks is the perfect "Pretty Woman"

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of the movie or want serious drama. This is feel good, light, enjoyable fun!

65 Reviews | 8 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you loved the movie

Don't see it if you hated the movie

70 Reviews | 15 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Loved it

See it if if you like the movie you will love the show - see it

Don't see it if if you don't like broadway shows that were taken from movie scripts

64 Reviews | 11 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Must see

See it if If you loved the movie you will love this show. The critics got it all wrong! Samantha Barks will become a star with this role.

Don't see it if If you did not like the movie you won’t like the show.

Critic Reviews (51)

The New York Times
August 16th, 2018

"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. Directed and choreographed as if on automatic pilot by Jerry Mitchell. Its creators have hewed suffocatingly close to the film’s story, gags, and dialogue...Mostly, Ms. Barks conducts herself like a peppy, tomboyish cutup from a sitcom. She often doesn’t seem entirely at ease, but her discomfort is nothing compared to Mr. Karl’s."
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Time Out New York
August 16th, 2018

"Mostly just a dutiful replica of the movie...Not only does this approach miss an opportunity to rethink the story’s sugar-daddy fantasy in a deeper way, it also gets stale fast; this ain’t our first time on Rodeo Drive...Adams and Vallance’s music does its job, but has a Broadway show ever had lyrics so utterly, almost senselessly generic?...The cast makes the most of what 'Pretty Woman' allows them."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
August 16th, 2018

"'Pretty Woman: The Musical' has plenty of problems outside of its politics...It’s the kind of lifeless clunker that makes your heart go out to its actors...It’s more concerned with checking the boxes of all the movie’s most famous moments than it is with telling us anything new about these characters or creating any sense of surprise...The musical has added only 30 minutes to the length of the movie, and it still manages to feel draggy and overpadded."
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New Yorker
August 16th, 2018

"Reports that the creators...were 'reshaping' the story for the #MeToo era have been greatly exaggerated...But Lawton and the film’s director, the late Garry Marshall, who co-wrote the book, have clearly taken a 'don’t mess with success' approach...Samantha Barks is agreeable as Vivian, and Andy Karl is an appealingly handsome Edward. The bright spots, though, come from the supporting cast...But it’s clear that the all-male creative team hasn’t interrogated the story."
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The Wall Street Journal
August 16th, 2018

"Not that 'Pretty Woman' is terrible—it’s just mediocre, albeit to a mind-boggling degree...Not only are the 16 songs banal, but they’re untheatrical: Virtually all of them are here’s-how-I’m-feeling-right-this-second power ballads that stop the action of the show dead instead of pushing it forward to the final curtain...Rarely in the history of Broadway has a bigger, staler nothingburger been served up than 'Pretty Woman.'"
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August 16th, 2018

"Bland MOR songs, costumes mistaking gaudy for glitzy, and a sugary lead performance add up to one very smudged, very ill-fitting glass slipper...Hits all the film’s beats, crams in a roster of generic-sounding songs written by raspy-voiced ’90s power balladeer Bryan Adams (along with Jim Vallance), and gins up unconvincing nods to empowerment without for a moment thinking them through or taking them seriously."
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August 16th, 2018

"Stubbornly inconsequential, it’s a morally uplifting fairy tale of which everyone, young and old alike, can be skeptical...Director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell and team toss a decided gloss over this G-rated version of Hollywood nights, with production numbers and ensemble acting executed with exaggerated musical-comedy snap...Though the lyrics teem with cliche, the cast gives its all to sell them."
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The Hollywood Reporter
August 16th, 2018

"While the creative team strains a tad too diligently to give the female lead agency and sidestep the Cinderella story's awkward sexual politics, the show is best appreciated as a retro pleasure, guilty or not...Its chief reason to exist is as a nostalgia exercise, not a fresh entertainment in its own right. The songs are almost superfluous...Barks makes a sensational Broadway debut...Vivian probably could have done without the blunt literalness of lyrics by Adams and Vallance."
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