The Musical ‘arrives at the Philadelphia Academy of Music in January

One of the most popular romantic movies of all time is “Pretty Woman”. So the next step, of course, is to stage it. “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which played for 13 weeks on Broadway, will hit the Philadelphia arts scene January 4-16, 2022.

The musical features Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s internationally successful song, “Oh, Pretty Woman”, which inspired the 1990 film Julia Roberts / Richard Geer.

The musical stars Broadway superstar and Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli (Wicked, Jersey Boys) as the charming and charismatic Vivian Ward. Jessica Crouch as Kit De Luca, Kyle Taylor Parker as Happy Man / Mr. Thompson and Matthew Stocke as Philip Stuckey. Nella Cole, Michael Dalke, Nico DeJesus, Christian Douglas, Danny Drewes, Alex Gibbs, Em Hadick, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson, Chris Manuel, Alexa Xioufaridou Moster, Kaylee Olson, Amma Osei, Jonathan Ritter, complete the company in alphabetical order. Becca Suskauer, Kelsee Sweigard, Matthew Vincent Taylor, Brent Thiessen, Bria J. Williams and Imani Pearl Williams.

Jessica Crouch and Olivia Valli perform in Pretty Woman: The Musical (Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

“Much like our diverse campus-wide programming – from classical to jazz, comedy to dance – our Broadway season features a range of shows that appeal to a variety of ages and musical style preferences,” said Frances Egler, Senior Director of Programming and Presentations. on the Kimmel cultural campus. “Pretty Woman: The Musical takes acclaimed director Garry Marshall’s acclaimed film and develops it into a theatrical production that fans of the film and those new to the story will fall in love with.”

Deeply committed to the health and safety of guests, performers and staff and proudly certified by GBAC, the gold standard for infection prevention programs, the Kimmel Cultural Campus requires the wearing of masks at all times, as well as ‘proof of vaccination for those over 12 years old. Guests under the age of 12 must show a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the event.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ ended its 13-month airing at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway on August 18, 2019. The musical began in Hamburg, Germany on September 24, 2019, and opened in the West End of London in February 2020 before COVID -19 cinemas closed worldwide. The London production reopened on July 8, 2021 with great success at the Savoy Theater in the West End.

“Pretty Woman: The Musical” is part of the 2021-22 Broadway season of the Kimmel Cultural Campus, co-presented by The Shubert Organization. This season also includes Hadestown, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Oklahoma !, To Kill a Mockingbird and Dear Evan Hansen, with additional Rain add-ons: A Tribute to the Beatles, Anastasia, STOMP, RENT, Waitress, Hairspray! and Freestyle Amour Suprême. For more information on the full season’s lineup, dates and locations, visit


Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online In-person ticket sales can be made daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Academy of Music Box Office, located at 240 S. Broad Street.