According to the New York Post, a new musical based on the hit Julia Roberts movie Pretty Woman is heading to the stage.
The classic 1990 movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is set to be the latest movie-to-stage musical.
Michael Riedel in the New York Post writes that the movie’s original director Garry Marshall is in New York this week with producer Paula Wagner to scout out composers, lyricists and directors for a new stage adaptation.
The script will be penned by the movie’s original screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
The movie made $500 million at the box office – and producers are hoping to get that and more from a Broadway production and with a London run anticipated for 2020.
There’s no shortage of 80’s and 90’s movies making it to the London stage, so Pretty Woman would be in good company.
We have just done with Dirty Dancing and Ghost in the West End, The Bodyguard is currently playing at the Adelphi Theatre, Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre are both now in previews, and we have Back to the Future to look forward to next year.
Update August 2019: Rumours swirling theatre-land are Pretty Woman The Musical is heading to London’s Piccadilly Theatre in 2020.