Pretty Woman: The Musical Becomes Record Breaking Sumer Hit

6th September 2018 | Category: Theater

September is here so this means the summer is coming to an end soon.

It’s time to set the records straight and see which show was the most popular and lucrative on Broadway this summer season.

The new tuner that has been packing in crowds since it premiered in July at Nederlander Theatre and broke some records on its way remaining the biggest summer hit. If you still hadn’t seen it, you can buy your tickets here to enjoy the musical based on 1990 smash hit film with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

Last week, Pretty Woman: The Musical broke the record for the third time since its opening and filled the theatre to 98.33% capacity with the gross of $1,219,728. This proved to be the best week for Nederlander Theatre in its 97-year history.

The musical premiered at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago on 13 March and run for five weeks until 15 April. The show moved to Nederlander Theatre staring previews on 20 July and officially opened on 13 August. During previews, a seat in the theatre was dedicated to the late Garry Marshall, who wrote the original book.

This amazing show features an original score by Brian Adams and Jim Vallance and the lead roles belong to three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl and screen star Samantha Barks. Based on one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time, the musical follows Vivian, a prostitute but in fact a spirited diamond in the rough, who dreams of a better life and melts the frozen heart of corporate raider Edward Lewis.

This amazing musical produced by Paula Wagner features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg. Sound design is provided by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.

The show promises to give us back faith in the power of “happily ever after” and will definitely continue to fill theatres in 2019 so don’t miss it and buy your tickets right now.

Current Broadway frontrunners by gross is once again Hamilton which made $3.25 million. Behind it were The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hello, Dolly! and Frozen which all surpassed $2 million.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Show Date and Time: Tuesday, 12 March, 2019, 7pm

Show Location:Nederlander Theatre, New York City, New York

Show Duration: 2 hours and 25 minutes, 1 intermission

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