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Bryan Adams Gives Surprise Concert After 300th Performance of Pretty Woman

Adams performed one of the songs he cowrote for the new musical.

Pretty Woman: The Musical celebrated its 300th Broadway performance on March 3 with a surprise postshow concert from Bryan Adams, who cowrote the score with Jim Vallance. Adams treated the audience at the Nederlander Theatre to an acoustic performance of the love song "You and I," and he finished his surprise set by bringing the cast out for an encore performance of the show's closing number "Together Forever."

Based on the popular 1990 movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Pretty Woman features a book by original screenwriter J.F. Lawton and film director Garry Marshall, a score by Vallance and Adams, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.

Pretty Woman stars Samantha Barks as Vivian opposite three-time Tony Award nominee and Laurence Olivier Award winner Andy Karl (Groundhog Day, Rocky) as Edward, with Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde) as Kit, Eric Anderson (Waitress) as Mr. Thompson, Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) as Philip Stuckey, and Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act) as James Morse in a company of 25 that includes Allison Blackwell, Tommy Bracco, Brian Calì, Robby Clater, Jessica Crouch, Nico DeJesus, Anna Eilinsfeld, Matt Farcher, Lauren Lim Jackson, Renée Marino, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jillian Mueller, Jake Odmark, Jennifer Sanchez, Matthew Stocke, Alex Michael Stoll, Alan Wiggins, Jesse Wildman Foster, and Darius Wright.

The production has scenic design by David Rockwell; costume design by Gregg Barnes; lighting design by Kenneth Posner & Philip S. Rosenberg; sound design by John Shivers; hair design by Josh Marquette; and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.


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