Pretty Woman Turns 25, Gets Musical Life on Broadway
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Pretty Woman, that classic featuring stuck-up saleswomen, a debonair Richard Gere and a lovable Julia Roberts, is getting new life on Broadway.
People Magazine reports director Garry Marshall, the man who helmed production back in 1990, is still smitten with his much-beloved creation, so he is giving it a shot in the arm as a Broadway musical.
The reports points to a statement from the 80-year-old who offered, “I had so much fun doing Pretty Woman the first time around that I'm trying it again as a Broadway musical.”
Marshall, who has also directed such movies as Beaches and Overboard, continued: “We have secured the rights to do a stage adaptation.”
What will presumably involve Roy Orbison’s classic may soon incorporate such unforgettable scenes as Vivian Ward getting a beautiful necklace and the character getting a wee bit of revenge on a saleswoman:
Originally opened on March 23 of 1990, Pretty Woman presented a modern-day fairy tale that featured such actors as Gere, Roberts as well as Jason Alexander, Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo.
Some of whom were on hand for an auspicious reunion on TODAY recently:
Marshall continued on the future Broadway adaptation: “To see Vivian and Edward brought to life again with music will hopefully be something to cheer about the second time around too.”
There is no word as to when the work will hit the stage or who might star in the anticipated adaptation. However, InStyle reports there is hope to retain a great deal of the original’s sensibility: “Of course, this version of Pretty Woman will be in good hands not only with Marshall, but he’ll be collaborating on the project with the film’s original writer, J.F. Lawton.”
Soon a jam-packed Broadway collective will feature one of the more recognizable and successful works from the 1990s.
Now let’s set the over/under on how many minutes will be milked from the classic theme song. We say a safe 15 minutes.
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