Musical Version of PRETTY WOMAN Eyes Broadway Run

Musical Version of PRETTY WOMAN Eyes Broadway Run

According to the New York Post's Michael Riedel, a musical version of the hit film PRETTY WOMAN may be heading to the Broadway stage, if director Garry Marshall has his druthers.

The 1990 romantic comedy was directed by Marshall and starred Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and featured Hector Elizondo, Ralph Bellamy and Jason Alexander in supporting roles.

The story centers on the down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of Vivian's week-long stay with him.

The film was widely successful at the box office, and became one of the highest money-makers of 1990, raking in $500 million. It received critical praise, particularly for the performance of Roberts, who received a Golden Globe Award, and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In addition, screenwriter J. F. Lawton was nominated for a Writers Guild Award and a BAFTA Award.

According to the report, Marshall is in talks with producer Paula Wagner and taking meetings with composers, lyricists and directors, all of whom would like to see the project make it to the Great White Way. J.F. Lawton ("Under Siege", "Blankman") and Garry Marshall will pen the script.

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