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

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to have an enjoyable night out at the theater, not the theatre.

Don't see it if you are a broadway snob and can't get past the source material. Or if you don't like Bryan Adams, you hear him in all the music.

Also If someone tells you that Samantha Barks is no Julia Roberts, ask them... Read more Read less

66
Funny, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if IF u absolutely loved the movie, u might like this. But I'm no fan of re-enactments of movies. No emotional engagement. Totally predictable!

Don't see it if you want some depth of ideas. Performances & production values are mostly terrific, but the story is still just glamorized sophomoric bs.

Also A few noteworthy things: ... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Great choreography

See it if You are fans of Andy Karl and Orfeh. You like great singing and choreography, even if you don’t like the story.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals or Pygmalion type stories.

Also Full disclosure-Inwould see Andy Karl in anything. He did not disappoi... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic

See it if you like the movie and musicals they did a fantastic job making it into a muscial and still kept the theme

Don't see it if you did not like the movie

15
Dated, Boring beyond belief, Terrible score, Unapologetically bad, Disappointing

See it if you like fluffy shows that parrot the movie they were based on.

Don't see it if you have any level of taste when it comes to music or scripts. This was maybe my least favorite musical of all time.

Also I want to preface this by saying: 1) that I've never seen the movie an... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Unoriginal

See it if you loved the movie or like Bryan Adams songs - or want to see a fun show. The supporting actors are excellent and the singing is great

Don't see it if you hope to see the next Julia Roberts or are expecting to hear anything but the original movie script. No chemistry between the leads.

75
Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if If you liked the movie

Don't see it if Did not like the Movie

80
Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a good entertaining production that is very similar to the movie.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a production of the movie.

Also nice show with good costumes, sets, and talented performers. Great voi... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Romantic, Raunchy, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to have a good night out. This is a feel good show. You’ll have a Great time, if you let it.

Don't see it if This is a feel good show, so don’t if you don’t want a good time.

50
Cliched, Fluffy, Boring, Poor writing, Strong performers

See it if you absolutely adore the movie (or Cinderella stories however misogynistic). You aren't picky about musical composition. Great physiques.

Don't see it if you tend to dislike movies turned musicals (this was the worst I've seen) or you want musical style to match character. No charm or finesse.

80
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy being entertained with great music singing and dancing

Don't see it if You like deep dramas

68
Dated, Entertaining, Romantic, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you love the movie or are a fan of Andy Karl or Samantha Barks. It stays true to the film.

Don't see it if you want anything spectacular. Barks shines, but nothing else really stands out about the show. Great plot, but it's the same as the movie.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of Samantha Barks. She is fabulous. It sticks to the movie so well that you can recite the lines.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of the movie. The 1st act is not as good as the 2nd act where the show really picks up the chemistry between the actors.

79
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of the movie or enjoy a romance.

Don't see it if you hate happy endings.

65
Disappointing, Fluffy, Boring

See it if You like listening to Andy Karl as a Bryan Adams impersonator & you have a couple of hundred to spend at the bar.

Don't see it if You don't like bus and truck DOA musicals, that are lethargic w/ terrible sound mixing, choreography, robotic cast & no story arc.

78
Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if Want to see strong performances from our leads (Orfeh, Barks, Karl and Anderson). Are a fan of the movie or a member of the cast.

Don't see it if Want memorable songs. You dont want to see a story you already know quite well. Don't want to see a fun show.

70
Entertaining, Great acting, Unmemorable music, Cliched song lyrics

See it if you want to relive the film. It is basically the same book verbatim.

Don't see it if if you care about music. The score and lyrics are incredibly disappointing.

Also Although this show is not very good, it still left a smile on my face ... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a big Broadway musical with plenty of singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You don't want to know the plot in advance.

Also Entertaining with plenty of singing and dancing. It follows the film v... Read more Read less

75
Dated, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you loved the film & the 80s/90s. There's some good songs, performances, & a few decent moments, but it's just too dated & awkward for 2019!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of movies being turned into musicals...especially ones that just don't feel relevant in 2019!

70
Ambitious, Slow

See it if You want to see Pretty Woman Live

Don't see it if You do not want to

67
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You’re devoted to the script of the movie, because that’s what you get. No accommodations have been made to make it theatrical.

Don't see it if You have any respect for the distinctive crafts of the musical theater: lively book writing, character-specific songwriting, stage design!

Also I saw it for free and I still felt ripped-off!

92
Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A good old fashioned musical. Enjoyable and puts a smile on you face

Don't see it if If you dont want to smile and enjoy yourself

79
Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like fun music and you never saw Julia Roberts in the movie

Don't see it if you really really love Julia Roberts and no one can take her place

Also I enjoyed this show although it is not the best musical I have seen th... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if This is one of the better shows this season. Very captivating, and doesn't let up for a moment.

Don't see it if If you hate the premise or disliked the movie there still may be a chance for you

85
Great costume design, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you like Samantha Barks and/or Andy Karl; you want to see a cute romantic story; you likes shows that focus on female empowerment

Don't see it if you don't like romantic musicals


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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