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

45
Slow, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Want to see what the hype is about or like a regurgitation of the movie with bad acting and mediocre songs.

Don't see it if Want to be wowed.

Also Disappointed. I only watched it to see how it would be as remakes like... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Great singing, Faithful to source

See it if you like the movie and generally enjoy musicals-professionally performed and produced. Mr. Karl has loads of charisma and Ms. Banks delivers

Don't see it if a bland homogenized version of the film will not be to your liking. Karl and Banks won't make you forget Gere and Roberts.

67
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you're looking a fun night out without any surprises or complexities. This show was fun and a carbon copy of the movie (but with music).

Don't see it if you don't like superficial shows. Also, why did they make Andy Karl sing like Brian Adams? Samantha Barks: great voice, awkward actress...

65
Only if you loved the film

See it if You find “billionaire meets prostitute” a romantic concept.

Don't see it if You dislike so-so shows based on old hit movies and would rather see something more creative.

70
Clever, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you like to be entertained by light-topic substance

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical that you will walk out thinking this is the best thing you've ever seen on stage

Also To be fair, I feel that this show could have had more favorable review... Read more Read less

65
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you feel like you need to because you are a huge fan of the movie. It's my favorite movie and I was underwhelmed. Vivian's was well casted.

Don't see it if you have high expectations. They should've left this as play and not forced a musical. The end scene was good more than that pass.

84
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You’re a fan of Andy Karl, Samantha Barks, or Orfeh, you’re interested in musicals adapted from movies

Don't see it if You want something with a particularly strong script, you’re not a fan of rom-coms, you like more serious theatre

60
Overrated, Mediocre, Unimaginative, Good cast, Uncreative

See it if You loved the movie so much that you really cannot resist a mediocre, bland, poorly conceived but well performed adaptation.

Don't see it if Expect a classic movie converted into a classic musical.

81
Great singing, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you like the movie and want to see some great performers sing serviceable songs

Don't see it if you don't like the movie - there would be no reason to see this show otherwise

89
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you love the movie, you will love it. Great singing and acting. For all except not for children. Fun musical

Don't see it if If you didn’t like the movie, they didn’t change much so don’t see it. Families with young children.

70
Romantic, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if if you are looking for something original. It does take some liberties with the story.

74
Cliched, Banal, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you liked the film and wish to enjoy an energetic performance that is entertaining and romantic.

Don't see it if you prefer plays that are based on stories that are less cliched and where the love affair at its core is not as contrived.

78
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love the movie so you want to see how they pull off the musical, you’re making your significant other happy by indulging them

Don't see it if You’re looking for something to truly rock your night, you’re looking something in depth and thought provoking

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Love story

See it if You are a sucker for modern day fairytale romances, if you love the film.

Don't see it if You want a profound theatre experience, or something different from the film. If you are incapable of enjoying an unchallenging love story.

Also This is a perfect date show, especially if you have nostalgiac feeling... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you liked the movie-an opportunity to see Andy Karl and Orfeh!

Don't see it if Only if you did not like the movie-there is really no reason not to see it.

81
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You loved the movie and want to see something that is fluffy and fun - this won't change your life, but it doesn't have to.

Don't see it if You want to see Andy Karl used well - he doesn't get a lot here.

90
Great acting, Romantic, Touching, Empowering, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy seeing a familiar story. Karl & Barks shine. I was surprised that I was touched bu it, probably because it's slightly updated.

Don't see it if you're bored by the movies turning into musicals or if you want duets & harmony. Most songs are solo or production numbers & kinda country.

Also Am I the only one who wishes Pretty Woman the song would have been use... Read more Read less

71
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Predictable, Fluffy

See it if you really like Andy Karl, as I do, and/or you really loved the movie. The acting and singing is very good.

Don't see it if you're looking for more than a faithful reproduction of the movie without the character development that would make the plot more believable

Also Once again, I had great orchestra seats after winning the Broadway tic... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great cast deserves better songs and book

See it if You enjoyed the film, like rom-coms and pop music, want light entertainment

Don't see it if Don’t like pop scores (this isn’t a good one) want a thoughtful or challenging book

Also It’s an entertaining few hours, and might be a big hit (saw it day bef... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You want some light, forgettable entertainment - Andy Karl and Orfeh, Matthew Stickman and Tommy Bracco were singing and comedic standouts

Don't see it if You are expecting great music; the score is inoffensive but bland - definitely reminiscent of Bryan Adams minus emotion of his best songs

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you liked movie. Add, dancing,& great voices, Andy Karl- WOW, Samantha Barks- think Menzel . Entertaining rom-com . Come out smiling.

Don't see it if you hated movie, you will not like show. If you are looking for deep, stay home.

76
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want a similar take on it with other actors. sweet, no subtleties here

Don't see it if you have no desire to revisit the movie with a different cast but similar take

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if If you want an entertaining evening of musical theater. This is not a profound show but it is totally enjoyable and an energetic production.

Don't see it if you are looking for a thought provoking serious evening of theater and if you did not like the original film.

Also The music fit the story like very well. The lead actors were very tale... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Banal, Fluffy

See it if You loved the movie but are ok with average acting and failed attempts at being better

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate fluff

80
Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You have seen the movie & like that the show follows it very closely. Fun singing and dancing, upbeat and happy. Want light entertainment

Don't see it if You do not like the story. You want a show that leaves you with a life message.


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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