Already closed | 2h 35m | Midtown W

Pretty Woman: The Musical (NYC)

From 746 member reviews
Members say: 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'). More…

Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome all odds to find each other and themselves. Experience the moments you love from the movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this theatrical take on a love story for the ages. 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell ('Kinky Boots,' 'Legally Blonde,' 'Hairspray'), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.

2h 35m | Already closed | Nederlander Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (746)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Romantic, Funny
77
Avg Score

55
Cliched, Cheesy, Sexist, Predictable, Fluffy

See it if you’re ok with a totally cheesy night out, surrounding by tipsy and rowdy fellow audience members.

Don't see it if you want your musical theater to have some weight or import to it.

70
Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Bryan Adams now writes for musicals. I wish he was in this. Samantha Barks does what she can with what she's given. Andy Karl & Orfeh rocks

Don't see it if another great movie that misses the mark of a musicalization

1
Overrated, Excruciating, Awful, Torturous, Banal

See it if you get comp tickets.

Don't see it if you like musicals regardless if the production is good or bad.

Also Poor acting - Barks isn't convincing as a cocky street-smart woman of ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Funny

See it if you absolutely loved the Pretty Woman movie, all the iconic scenes and clothing are included in this production.

Don't see it if you absolutely hated the movie as this isn't much different from that. If you enjoy really high quality musical theater this is not that.

Also I enjoyed this cute show but unfortunately it falls flat in a couple o... Read more Read less

68
Bland, Predictible, Kitchy

See it if you like unnecessary movie-based musicals that so closely follow the original material they lose their own identity & '80s rock-anthem songs

Don't see it if you're expecting anything original and memorable, beyond cruise-ship review level choreography, or charismatic ensemble performances

40
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if Your ticket is free and you have nothing better to do 🤷🏻‍♂️ The bellhop was amusing.

Don't see it if You want memorable music at all :(. There were a few scattered cute moments. But mostly it was just boring and pointless.

Also but serious question - where is Vivien from because every line was a d... Read more Read less

82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of the movie and/or Samantha Barks & Andy Karl; if you like contemporary soft rock and country sounds, and heartfelt perfs.

Don't see it if you don’t like the movie, were hoping to hear the Orbison title tune, dislike romantic musicals/fairy tales set to soft rock/country songs.

50
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if Don't! One of the worst on Broadway shows I ever seen. Great cast with a book and songs you can't see their talent. No chemistry btw leads.

Don't see it if The worst music. Horrible set. Horrible blood adaptation. The movie was great and this show is a disgrace to the movie. Horrible!

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you liked the movie, you like Andy Karl, if you just want a fun night at the theater

Don't see it if you want a well rounded musical that adds to the movie, you want a musical that moves you

Also This musical is a nice creation of the movie. However, there is nothin... Read more Read less

65
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Banal, Bland

See it if You love the movie and Bryan Adams' music. Iconic costumes, iconic scenes, iconic lines. A good "date" show-- even guys can get behind it.

Don't see it if It was a soggy piece of white bread. So bland and boring. Music was forgettable. Iconic lines weren't delivered correctly.

Also The tourists in town for the holiday and the bridge-and-tunnel folks s... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Romantic, Delightful, Cute modern day fairytale

See it if You loved the story behind the movie "Pretty Woman", & feel that you won't be too disappointed in an altered musical version without Gere.

Don't see it if You're hoping the show will be more thought provoking than the light entertainment that this production inspired by a popular movie provides

60
Fluffy, Great singing, Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want to indulge in a full shot of nostalgia and see a carbon copy of the movie with the iconic quotes, outfits, and everything intact

Don't see it if you expect any kind of updates to freshen it up and make it suitable for our times. the music is bland and doesn't drive the plot forward

100
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
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you love the story of the movie (not the movie music - obviously that not a part of the show) or if you like Bryan Adams

Don't see it if you're looking for something original - this is basically word for word the movie.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of the movie and would like to see it performed with music

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals or didn’t see or like the movie.

40
Distasteful, Dated, Banal, Tacky, Cheap

See it if you have a friend obsessed with the movie. This will cure them. You have a friend resistant to opera. This may lure them.

Don't see it if you're enamored of flashy sets (none here), big B'way voices (lots of vocal fry), and romance (no chemistry). It is oddly capitalist though.

79
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You are fan of the film or just enjoy an old fashioned musical

Don't see it if Don't like old fashioned romantic musicals

72
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the romantic comedy movie. Staging and acting are fantastic. Closely follows the Gere-Roberts classicf flick.

Don't see it if You want more than two and a half hours of simple entertainment. Also it is a delightful musical without memorable songs.

83
Romantic, Great singing

See it if You like the movie and don’t have to believe the critics.entertaining

Don't see it if You believe all the critics pans. Surprisingly polished and good

75
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You love the movie and can let go of the flaws in making it a big broadway musical.

Don't see it if You want a musical with substance and depth beyond a movie plot.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if you want to enjoy a wonderful musical with great acting and singing.

Don't see it if you expect to see any surprises based on the movie of the same name.

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you loved the iconic movie - you won't be disappointed.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the topic.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy romantic musicals and enjoy believing that anything is possible.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals and are cynical about what’s possible in life.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you are familiar with the movie and other works by Garry Marshall and want a feel-good musical with a happy ending.

Don't see it if you are looking for an edgier musical - this is lighthearted fare.

80
Cheesy, Great singing, The movie with songs, Cute, Great staging

See it if You want to see “Pretty Woman” come to life on Broadway. This production gives the intended audience exactly what it wants.

Don't see it if You are incapable of lowering your standards to enjoy a cheesy, predictable romance. (Theater snobs steer clear.)

Also Most of the flaws in this production were there in the movie. This is ... Read more Read less


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 dialo...
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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 l...
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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 chara...
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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 ...
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Cast & Creatives (11)