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Pretty Woman: The Musical (Chicago)

Across 29 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy, Delightful

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.

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Member Reviews (29)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy, Delightful
79
Avg Score

73
Fluffy, Great singing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the movie but are alright with some modern-day updating. Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee also give great performances

Don't see it if you are married to the movie's datedness or are hoping the shopping scene is staged with the impact it deserves.

62
Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You love the movie.

Don't see it if You appreciate thought out musical numbers and character-driving songs.

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love the movie. Pretty much the same thing, with some singing added. If your in the mood for a romantic comedy.

Don't see it if Worth watching.

98
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if If you liked the movie, you will love this. The cast is wonderful,the voices superb it’s an old fashioned musical. Enjoy.

Don't see it if I can’t think why you wouldn’t like this. Sweet soppy and wonderful

92
Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You loved the movie.

Don't see it if You hated the movie.

Also It has to be difficult to make a musical of a classic motion picture w... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It was a really fun show, great karma by the two leads. Singing and staging was really good! It is a fell good show!

Don't see it if If you do not like a love story that deals form rags to riches!

69
Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated, Great singing

See it if if you loved the movie. The story is nicely intact an there are great performances and nice touches.

Don't see it if you have expectations of good music or smart lyrics. Every song, though well performed, was totally forgettable and some cringe-worthy lyric

75
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the movie! Want to smile and see a fabulous cast!

Don't see it if You don't like movie musicals, you don't like Bryan Adams songs, you want more substance in a show.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if See the show if you loved the movie, like a feel good romantic musical comedy, enjoy great choreography, acting and singing.

Don't see it if If you only like very intellectual shows.

70
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Standard score, Cliched

See it if you like the movie and want to revisit the story, dialogue & characters, or if you like fluffy, romantic fare that is mildly entertaining.

Don't see it if you felt the movie was just okay & don’t love the story & characters, or you prefer your Broadway muscals to be edgy & thought-provoking.

Also When will creators of Broadway musicals realize that movies are not th... Read more Read less

82
Fluffy, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Popcorn

See it if You want a fun evening and don’t expect a life-changing experience. It’s worth going just to see Eric Anderson. He’s the real star.

Don't see it if You prefer something with depth and passion. This is the broadway version of a popcorn movie.

Also Go to see Eric Anderson. He plays about 1/3 of the characters in the s... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You loved the movie. See it if you love good acting. See it if you love good music. See it if you love to smile for 2 1/2 hours. SEE IT!!!!

Don't see it if You have no interest in the movie or don’t like to be entertained.

78
Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun

See it if You loved the movie, like happy musicals

Don't see it if You can't imagine Pretty Woman without Julia Roberts, don't like musicals without singable songs

Also Much better than the reviews, very enjoyable. Songs are not memorable ... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Romantic, Cliched, Fluffy, Slow

See it if If you love Bryan Adams music and the movie you will love this. Orfeh one of stars has an unbelievable voice

Don't see it if Acting and singing could have been stronger. I was bored a lot. It would have 10 points if leads had stronger voices

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You love the movie and like Bryan Adams...

Don't see it if You are expecting something a bit more than the movie.

Also The musical was a bit flat...wanted more then just famous lines from t... Read more Read less

75
Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear some Adams creates and scores music. If you want to see a romantic musical with a predictable ending

Don't see it if Me too means a lot to you. This remake of a silver knight riding out to rescue to fair maiden is a trope that needs to retire

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Andy Karl is great and Samantha Barks

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

78
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic, Enjoyable

See it if you are a movie lover of the story. Cast voices, costumes, was wonderful. Kit is great. Edward and Vivian had great energy together

Don't see it if you expect something over the top. It was "the story" set to songs. If you are looking to be wowed you will be disappointed.

73
Cliched, Slow

See it if are a fan of musicals that are fluff and puff and not too much depth

Don't see it if you want to see something creative and original

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it. Wasn't really interested because I knew the movie, but everything came together nicely.

Don't see it if If you don't like romance.

100
Delightful, Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love history

Don't see it if You don’t want to cry

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you want to see a love story unfold before your eyes AND if you want to see a star born (Samantha Barks is worth all the money).

Don't see it if you don't like romance, humor, or dancing. You can't not like it.

70
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You want to see the movie with singing (and a little dancing). The talent is fantastic.

Don't see it if You prefer a creative take on the movie. That's not what this is.

Also The talent was excellent and I did enjoy the show, but I was disappoin... Read more Read less

59
Disappointing, Slow, Romantic

See it if you want to hear Samantha Barks soar as a singer and actress. She deserves to be a star.

Don't see it if The show is overrated and the pieces of the show don't fit together. There are major gaps that need to be filled, music that is ill-suited.

76
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Great acting

See it if You are a hopeless romantic

Don't see it if You are coldblooded


March 29th, 2018
"Samantha Barks proves highly capable of sweeping us up, if not completely away, into this faithfully scripted, blandly scored, capably but not imaginatively directed version of the 1990 mega hit...The songs don’t contain drama, nor are they specific enough to play the important story-telling rol...
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March 29th, 2018
"As the movie made a star of a young Julia Roberts, so 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' likely will do the same for the sensational 27-year-old actress Samantha Barks...Although he has nary a moment of inauthenticity, Kazee needs to perk up, sex it up, charm it up, take off his shirt, emote less and s...
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March 29th, 2018
"This is not to disparage the show’s exceedingly attractive and talented leads who forge such a palpable chemistry. It is simply to say that the show is predictable in every way, and that its score is essentially a serviceable pastiche...There is something a little tired and overly familiar about...
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March 29th, 2018
"Feel free to walk on by this rote and regressive new musical with old sensibilities...A collection of songs largely stripped of character, coherence or specificity...Even if you leave aside the highly questionable decision to revisit this particular entry in the Annals of Patriarchy—in 2018, wit...
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