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With the news that 1990's Pretty Woman is heading to Broadway for a musical adaptation, we have some very important requests for what we'd like to see on the stage. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere's classic romantic comedy is near and dear to our hearts, so it's exciting to learn that the movie's screenwriter, J.F. Lawton, is also on board for the stage adaptation with director Garry Marshall. For anyone who loves and adores the film, let's point to 20 Pretty Woman moments we're excited to see on Broadway. View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Garry Marshall, who directed the 1990 film that made star Julia Roberts a household name, is working with a team of Hollywood heavyweights on turning "Pretty Woman" into a musical, and are currently seeking a composer, lyricist, and stage director to join the creative process. Marshall and the movie's co-screenwriter, J.F. Lawton, are currently at work on the book, and veteran Broadway producer Paula Wagner will back the project.
Fans of the hooker with a heart of gold story shouldn't get their hopes up too high just yet, though. Variety reports that a musical version of "Woman" has been in the works since at least 2001, and without any songwriters on board yet, it will be at least a few years before a finalized stage show can materialize.
Still, Marshall has been involved »
- Katie Roberts
The 79-year-old American film maker has teamed up with producer Paula Wagner to seek out composers, lyricists and directors to work on the production, according to the New York Post.
J.F. Lawton, who wrote the screenplay of the movie has reportedly been roped in to pen the script for the stage show. (Ani) »
- Rahul Kapoor
As first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by EW, director Garry Marshall is currently in New York with producer Paula Wagner to meet with composers and directors about developing a Pretty Woman musical. Marshall will reportedly write the musical's book with screenwriter J.F. Lawton. With any luck, the show will be ready in time for its 25th anniversary next year and contain numbers like "Take Care of You," "I Want the Fairy Tale" and of course that timeless classic "I Think We Both Know She's Not My Niece." »
- Halle Kiefer
Ready to see Pretty Woman once more? Chances you will if you are a big fan of the flick or Broadway. Garry Marshall's 1990 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere will be developed as a musical for the stage. The director is currently meeting with composers, lyricists and directors for the adaptation. J.F. Lawton, screenwriter for the film will also take on writing duties for the Broadway adaptation. Paula Wagner will produce alongside Marshall. I know plenty of ladies »
- Niki Stephens
Word that Pretty Woman could be making its way to the Broadway stage in musical form may have some of us already imagining musical versions of Natalie Cole's "Wild Women Do" and Christopher Otcasek's "Real Wild Child," but we may be getting ahead of ourselves in hoping that any of the music from the film's soundtrack will be worked into stage production. At this point, it sounds like this project is still in the talks stage. It's not a sure thing, but plans are reportedly in the works to bring Pretty Woman to the stage. In fact, NY Post says Pretty Woman director Garry marshall and producer Paula Wagner are meeting with composers, lyricists and directors, "all of whom are vying to bring 'Pretty Woman' to the stage." The site goes on to note that J.F. Lawton, who wrote the screenplay for the 1990 hit film, is »
We’ve all taken a bubble bath while singing along to Prince, right?
First reported by the New York Post, EW has confirmed that film and theater producer Paula Wagner and Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall have been meeting with Broadway creatives to compose and direct a musical adaptation of the classic rom-com.
The film — which celebrates its 24th anniversary later this month — follows a successful but lonely businessman (Richard Gere »
- Marc Snetiker
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