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‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Team Teases a Sexy and True Broadway Adaptation (Exclusive)

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Team Teases a Sexy and True Broadway Adaptation (Exclusive)
Pretty Woman is headed to Broadway -- and the cast and crew promise the musical adaptation will feature everything that fans love about the iconic 1990 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

“I don't want to give away too much, but I think all the standards are there. I watched the film the other night for just a reference point and I was like, we got that; we got that. There are those moments that you have to have,” Steven Kazee teases to Et at Garry Marshall Theatre's First Annual Founders Gala. “What we're trying to do is tell the story in the same way to a new audience. We just want to try to be as true to the story as possible.”

The movie-turned-musical about a prostitute and a wealthy businessman who fall in love with each other is set to open on Broadway in the fall of 2018 following a five-week engagement at the Oriental
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‘Mission: Impossible’ Producer Paula Wagner to Be Honored at Camerimage

Poland’s Camerimage cinematography fest, which kicked off Saturday, will honor Paula Wagner with its prize for “producer with unique visual sensitivity,” in recognition for her work on such films as “Mission: Impossible” and other partnerships with co-producer Tom Cruise.

With four decades of work, starting with projects such as Alejandro Amenábar’s chiller “The Others” and Billy Ray’s journalist drama “Shattered Glass,” the former actress built her career via agency work, repping talents such as Sean Penn, Val Kilmer, Demi Moore and Liam Neeson while at the Creative Artists Agency.

In 1993, she launched Cruise/Wagner Productions, which took on the film adaptation of the hit ‘70s TV suspense series “Mission: Impossible,” launching the franchise that continues to roll along. Cruise and Wagner also worked on Cameron Crowe’s mystery romance “Vanilla Sky,” based on Amenábar’s “Abre los ojos.”

Wagner then produced Edward Zwick’s Cruise-starrer “The Last Samurai,” exec produced
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Stars Advocate For Hearing Awareness With 2018 Hear The World Calendar

Give hope to children with hearing loss by buying a 2018 Hear the World calendar of high end collector’s edition photographs.

2018 Hear The World Calendar cover with Priyanka Chopra

A unique collection black-and-white portraits shows stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Shawn Mendes, Jamie Cullum, Alessia Cara and The Weeknd, in the renowned Hear the World pose for conscious hearing. The stars, photographed by legendary musician and photographer Bryan Adams, all contributed their time and their portrait pro bono to help raise awareness. The limited-edition calendar is now available for $40 and can be purchased at: www.hear-the-world.com/en/engagement/celebrity-ambassadors/order-calendar-2018. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Hear the World Foundation, a global non-profit that aids disadvantaged people, particularly children, with hearing loss. The Hear the World Foundation is the giving arm of Sonova, the leading provider of hearing solutions.

The 2018 Hear the World calendar is a meaningful
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Rob Thomas Performs At Star-Studded Global Lyme Alliance New York City Gala

Global Lyme Alliance (Gla), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and education of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, announced its third annual New York City Gala raised $2 million.

Rob Thomas and Chris Daughtry

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The funding will support Gla’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test and better treatment protocols, as well as educate both the public and physicians about Lyme disease.

This year’s gala, produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events, was attended by more than 700 supporters at Cipriani 42nd Street and honored Marisol Thomas, philanthropist, animal rights advocate and wife of Grammy Award-winning musician Rob Thomas and Joseph Abboud, celebrated and award-winning menswear designer and author of Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion and Fashion Designer Encyclopedia, for their active roles in driving awareness
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The Top Uses of Bryan Adams Songs in Movies or TV

For some reason Bryan Adams has had to endure a lot of criticism over the years and has been spoofed to death on various TV shows despite the fact that he has a great voice and is a very popular musician that’s earned his way to the top. He’s produced a lot of great hits that have helped to shape pop culture and continue to do so as some of his greatest songs have been added to soundtracks and associated with certain aspects of pop culture that people absolutely love. So why all the hate? Well, to be honest it’s

The Top Uses of Bryan Adams Songs in Movies or TV
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Prince Harry Plants Big Kiss on Girlfriend Meghan Markle

  • TMZ
Prince Harry has gone full blown public with his relationship with Meghan Markle, planting a kiss during a Bruce Springsteen concert at the Invictus Games. Harry and Meghan cut loose in a luxury box Saturday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.  The Invictus Games is a celebration of men and women who served in the military and suffered debilitating injuries.  In addition to Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson and Bachman & Turner closed out the Games,
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Meghan Markle Cozies Up to Prince Harry at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony -- See the Pics!

Meghan Markle Cozies Up to Prince Harry at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony -- See the Pics!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are so in love!

The 33-year-old royal and the Suits star were spotted getting cozy at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday.

Wearing all black, the 36-year-old actress lovingly gazed at Prince Harry and snuggled up to him while they were seated in a private box at Air Canada Centre, watching Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams and more perform.

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Related: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Show Sweet Pda at the Invictus Games

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Before the lovebirds reunited, Prince Harry took the stage to congratulate the athletes for a job well done. While he was addressing the audience, Markle was in the stands with her mother, Doria Radlan. 

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Related: Barack Obama and Joe Biden Join Prince Harry at Invictus Games

It seems as though Markle and Prince Harry are done hiding from the public. Earlier this week
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It’s A Wrap: Prince Harry Bows Down To Bryan Adams And The Boss After Epic Duet To Close Out Invictus Games

  • ET Canada
The Invictus Games concluded on Saturday night with a star-studded closing ceremony, featuring performances from Kelly Clarkson, Bachman & Turner and Coeur de pirate, highlighted by a spectacular duet from rock legends Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams. Prince Harry took to the stage to offer some inspirational words to close out the seven-day athletic spectacle. […]
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Meghan Markle Brings Her Mom To Cheer On Prince Harry At Closing Ceremonies Of Invictus Games

  • ET Canada
The Invictus Games came to a close on Saturday, with Prince Harry celebrating a week of inspirational athletic competition during the closing ceremonies in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. As People reports, the prince took in the spectacle from a VIP box while watching performers Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Coeur de pirate and Bachman & Turner (with, […]
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Prince Harry Kisses Meghan Markle as He Hangs Out with Her Mom at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

  • PEOPLE.com
Prince Harry Kisses Meghan Markle as He Hangs Out with Her Mom at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony
The 2017 Invictus Games have come to a close — and Prince Harry is celebrating a week well done.

The royal stepped out for the Invictus Games closing ceremonies in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Saturday evening. Harry sat in a VIP box in the stadium, where he watched performers Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Bachman & Turner and Coeur de pirate close out the seven days of competition.

Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, was in the stands during the ceremony. The Suits star was spotted sitting in a luxury box inside the stadium alongside her mom Doria Radlan. Markle wore a tan trench coat,
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Greenlit: The ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Has Found its Edward and Vivian

  • Backstage
Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Pretty Woman” is the latest movie-to-musical adaptation coming to Broadway, and the production has found its leads. Tony-winner Stave Kazee will play the stage version of Richard Gere’s Edward, a single, rich businessman in need of a weeklong companion. The companion, Vivian, for whom he develops feelings, will be played by Samantha Barks, best known for her portrayal of Eponine in the 2012 “Les Misérables” film. The show will come to the Great White Way in the fall of 2018 following a five-week preview in Chicago at the Oriental Theater beginning March 13, 2018. The team behind the Garry Marshall movie adaptation includes Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance creating original music and lyrics, book by Marshall and J.F. Lawton,
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Bryan Adams Creating Score For ‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Musical

  • Uinterview
Musician Bryan Adams has begun work on a Pretty Woman Broadway musical. Bryan Adams Co-creates Score For Pretty Woman Musical He and writing partner Jim Vallance are already writing songs and an original score for the production, using the book by the late Gerry Marshall and film screenplay by J.F. Lawton as their basis. The show will feature Les Mis film […]

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“Pretty Woman” Coming to Broadway, Samantha Barks to Star

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Vivian Ward made it to Rodeo Drive and now she’s going all the way to Broadway. “Pretty Woman” is headed to the stage. According to the BBC, “Les Misérables” actress Samantha Barks will play the role of Vivian, made famous by Julia Roberts in the 1990 romantic comedy the musical is based on. Steve Kazee (“Once”) is taking on the role of Edward Lewis, originally played by Richard Gere.

The story follows the romance between a sex worker and a womanizing corporate raider.

Set to begin performances on Broadway next autumn, the show will have a five-week run in Chicago from March 13 through April 15, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre.

The film’s director, the late Gary Marshall, and J.F. Lawton, who penned the screenplay, wrote the book for the production. “Pretty Woman” will feature original music by Grammy winner Bryan Adams.

The show’s lead producer, Paula Wagner, said to expect the musical to have the “heart, humor, warmth, and joy of the film.” She added, “We found two amazing, charismatic actors with incredible chemistry to play Vivian and Edward — the gorgeous triple-threat Samantha Barks, and one of Broadway’s most dashing and talented leading men, Steve Kazee.”

Pretty Woman” grossed over $463 million worldwide on a budget of $14 million. Roberts’ star-making role earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.

Pretty Woman” Coming to Broadway, Samantha Barks to Star was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Heading To Broadway In 2018

Pretty Woman: The Musical is heading to New York’s Broadway in the latter half of 2018. The new musical, which will be based on the popular 1990 film that starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, will feature music and lyrics by rock legend Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, with a book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton.

Here’s the official blurb, which was released yesterday.

One of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time is coming to Broadway!

Pretty Woman: The Musical is the World Premiere stage production featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams (“Summer of ’69,” “Everything I Do”) and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.

Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome
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A Pretty Woman Musical Is Happening - Meet the Actors Playing Vivian and Edward!

  • BuzzSugar
Over two decades since its release, Pretty Woman is finally getting a musical adaptation! Although news about the musical hit earlier this year, additional details are just starting to roll out. The musical is set to premiere in Chicago on March 13, 2018, and it will head to Broadway later that Fall. Now, the two leads have also been announced. Starring as Vivian Ward is Samantha Barks, and Edward Lewis will be portrayed by Steve Kazee. The musical will be directed by Jerry Mitchell, who previously worked on the Legally Blonde stage adaptation and Kinky Boots. Grammy winner Bryan Adams will provide the music and lyrics. In a press statement, Mitchell said he worked closely with Garry Marshall, the film's director, before his passing in 2016. "I got to work with Garry for over a year on this musical adaptation and experienced firsthand his sense of humor, his joy, his uplifting attitude in life,
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'Pretty Woman' to Return as Broadway Musical

'Pretty Woman' to Return as Broadway Musical
A musical adaptation of the film Pretty Woman is set to debut on Broadway in the fall of 2018.

Samantha Barks will make her Broadway debut in the role of Vivian, originally helmed by Julia Roberts, while Steve Kazee will play Edward Lewis, the character first portrayed on screen by Richard Gere. The score for Pretty Woman will be written by rocker Bryan Adams in conjunction with Jim Vallance.

In a statement, producer Paula Wagner promised that the musical adaptation would honor its beloved, $463-million-grossing source material. "Pretty Woman: The Musical will have the heart,
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‘Les Miz’ Movie’s Samantha Barks to Star in Broadway-Bound ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical

  • The Wrap
‘Les Miz’ Movie’s Samantha Barks to Star in Broadway-Bound ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical
Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the 2012 big-screen musical “Les Misérables,” will star opposite “Shameless” actor Steve Kazee in the Broadway-bound musical version of “Pretty Woman.” The new production, with a score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, will premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on March 13, 2018, in advance of an expected Broadway opening in fall 2018. Two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will direct the new musical, which boasts a book by the late director Garry Marshall and the 1990 film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Also Read: 'Pretty Woman' Cast Reunion Reveals Film's Dark Original.
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Pretty Woman: The Musical to Open on Broadway in Fall 2018 with Music from Bryan Adams

  • PEOPLE.com
Pretty Woman: The Musical to Open on Broadway in Fall 2018 with Music from Bryan Adams
He helped bring both Legally Blonde and Kinky Boots to the stage. And now director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell is setting his sites on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time: Pretty Woman.

The 1990 Garry Marshall rom-com, which starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere as a prostitute and the man who hires and falls in love with her (respectively), will jump from the big screen to Broadway — opening as a musical in the fall of 2018 in a Nederlander Theater to be announced.

When it does it’ll come with an original score from “(Everything I Do) I
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