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Jason Danieley Will Join Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee, and Orfeh in Pretty Woman

Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs the new musical.

Jason Danieley will star in the new musical Pretty Woman.
Jason Danieley will star in the new musical Pretty Woman.
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Tony nominee Jason Danieley (Next to Normal) will star as Philip Stuckey in the new Broadway-bound musical Pretty Woman, producers have announced. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the production will begin performances on Tuesday, March 13, for a five-week engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

Danieley, who collaborated with Mitchell on the Broadway production of The Full Monty, will star alongside Samantha Barks (Les Misérables) and Tony winner Steve Kazee (Once), who take on the roles of Vivian and Edward, as well as Tony nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde), who will play Kit. The full company is still to be announced.

With an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, the musical features a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter, J.F. Lawton. The production will feature scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.

Following its run in Chicago, Pretty Woman: The Musical will open on Broadway in fall 2018 at a Nederlander theater to be announced. Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Caiola Productions, Hunter Arnold, Stage Entertainment, and the John Gore Organization serve as producers.