Creative Team

BRYAN ADAMS (Music & Lyrics) has been recording and touring the world as a musician for four decades. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter has recorded 14 studio albums and his latest album, Shine A Light, was released in 2019. Pretty Woman is the first musical he has written, alongside Jim Vallance. Over the years, his music has achieved number one status in over forty countries. He has three Academy Awards and five Golden Globe nominations, not to mention he is also a Companion of the Order of Canada. Adams performs over one hundred concerts a year playing to audiences on six continents.

JIM VALLANCE (Music & Lyrics) has been active in the music industry since 1970. He initially worked as a studio musician, producer and arranger before turning his attention to songwriting. He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Heart, Rick Springfield, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and Michael Bublé, to name a few. He’s been awarded numerous ASCAP, BMI and SOCAN awards for international radio airplay and dozens of Gold and Platinum album awards. He’s a recipient of the Order of Canada, that country’s highest civilian honor.

GARRY MARSHALL (Book) producer, director and writer of film, television and theatre, made audiences laugh for five decades. Pretty Woman was the most successful of the 18 films he directed. It was his passion to make it a Broadway musical because he loved live theatre. He was thrilled to work with J.F. Lawton again on this title. Before Garry passed away in 2016 he knew the wonderful creative team in place would make Pretty Woman the Musical a joyous reality. He dedicates this show to Barbara Sue Wells, his wife of 53 years. Garry’s family keeps his legacy alive at the theatre he built in Burbank California. @garrymarshalltheatre

J.F. LAWTON (Book) J. F. Lawton has written screenplays for every major Hollywood studio in genres from comedy and romance to action and drama. His feature credits include: Pretty Woman; Under Siege; Blankman; The Hunted; Chain Reaction;and DOA: Dead or Alive. For Broadway, Lawton co-wrote the book for Pretty Woman - the Musical. His published works include the sci-fi novel Cosmic Ray’s Celestial Revival and his latest work is The Last Writer. J. F. would like to thank his amazing wife and business partner, Paola Gambino Lawton, for rescuing him. 

JERRY MITCHELL (Director/Choreographer) received the Tony Award for Best Choreography twice — initially for the revival of La Cage aux Folles and thereafter for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which he was also nominated as Director. Jerry was most recently represented on Broadway as Director/Choreographer of Pretty Woman, currently playing in Hamburg and London. In the 40 or so preceding years, Jerry has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, West End and touring productions, including choreographing You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Full Monty; The Rocky Horror Show; HairsprayGypsy; Never Gonna DanceDirty Rotten ScoundrelsLa Cage aux FollesLegally Blonde, which he also directed on Broadway and in London; Catch Me If You Can; and On Your Feet!

DB BONDS (Direction Recreation) is the world- wide associate director for Pretty Woman The Musical having been involved with the show on Broadway, Hamburg and the West End. He also holds the same position with Kinky Boots having been Jerry Mitchell’s associate for the past decade.

RUSTY MOWERY (Choreography Recreation). Thrilled to be working for Jerry Mitchell again! Associate Choreographer: Kinky Boots (Broadway, U.S. tour, London, Toronto, Seoul, Tokyo, Australia, Germany), Pretty Woman (London). Production Dance Supervisor: Hairspray Broadway/national tour, Toronto; Legally Blonde (London). Dancer on Broadway: Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Seussical, Ragtime and Cats. SDC member.

WILL VAN DYKE (Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations) is a Grammy-nominated music producer, songwriter, music supervisor, orchestrator and arranger working in theater, television, and film. Will served as the Executive Music Producer for the film Theater Camp. Will is the Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/Arranger for the hit revival of Little Shop of Horrors as well as Fly and Pretty Woman. Other: Kinky Boots, Rent, The Addams Family, Grease and Wicked. Will is also an accomplished composer. For more info and music: @wvdmusic

DAVID ROCKWELL (Original Scenic Design) Broadway: A Beautiful Noise, Into the Woods, Pretty Woman, She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk, and OCC awards), On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom.), You Can’t Take It With You (Tony nom.), Kinky Boots (Tony nom.), Lucky Guy (Tony nom.), and Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms.).

CHRISTINE PETERS (Tour Scenic Design) Credits: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Tour, Tootsie Tour, Elf Tour, First Date, Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Broadway (associate designer): Bad Cinderella, King Kong Alive on Broadway, Miss Saigon, 1984, Paramour, Les Meserables, Testament of Mary, Jekyll & Hyde, The Book of Mormon, Newsies The Musical, The Addams Family, Elf, Bonnie and Clyde, The House of Blue Leaves, Elling, Enron, Mary Stuart, Cyrano de Bergerac, Chita Rivera

GREGG BARNES (Costume Design). Broadway: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (Tony nom.), Tuck Everlasting (Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (Tony nom.), Aladdin, Kinky Boots (Tony nom., Olivier Award), Follies (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Elf, Legally Blonde (Tony nom.), The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award, Olivier nom.), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (Tony nom.), Side Show. Other: Dream Girls West End (Olivier nom.), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (Olivier nom.), The Kathy and Mo Show. TDF Young Master Award.

KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Design) designs extensively Off-Broadway and for resident theaters and touring productions throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Selected Broadway credits: One More Time, Mr. Saturday Night, Beetlejuice, Pretty Woman, War Paint, Tuck Everlasting, On Your Feet!, If/Then, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Cinderella, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwrecked, Other Desert Cities, The Merchant of Venice, Side Man, Wicked. Recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, Lucille Lortel and Obie awards.

PHILIP ROSENBERG (Lighting Designer) Broadway and West End: Mrs. Doubtfire, Pretty Woman, The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and It’ s Only a Play. Regional: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Alliance, Huntington, The Alley, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, Goodspeed Opera and others.

JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Design). Shucked (Tony nominee), Beauty And The Beast, Pretty Woman, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Leap of Faith, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. Other: Wicked, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Muny, Trading Places, The Wanderer, Becoming Nancy, Rock of Ages, The Heart of Rock and Roll, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma.

JOSH MARQUETTE (Hair Design). Some Like It Hot, The Prom, Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, Present Laughter, Dreamgirls, Paramour, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Trip of Love, First Date, Elf, Dogfight, The Best Man, Vanities, Look Back in Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The...Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Show Boat, Mamma Mia! @josh_marquette.

FIONA MIFSUD (Makeup Design). Guild award nominee, NYC-based. Theater works include the Metropolitan Opera, associate designer for Broadway’s Paramour and The King and I. TV/ Film: “The Plot Against America,” “Prodigal Son,” Clerks III.

PEARSON CASTING CSA CDG CDA (Casting). Six The Musical (Vaudeville Theatre, West End, London and U.K. national tour); Operation Mincemeat (Fortune Theatre, West End, London); Pretty Woman (U.S. national tour); Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (U.K. national tour); Bluey’s Big Play (Southbank Centre, London and U.K. national tour); Lizzie The Musical (Hope Mill Theatre and U.K. national tour); Gypsy (The Mill at Sonning); Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Christmas Carol (Queen Elizabeth Hall); Cherry Jezebel (Liverpool Everyman Theatre); Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Shakespeare North Playhouse).

RANDY COHEN (Keyboard Programmer). Cohen Keyboards has programmed or provided key- board tech services for over 100 Broadway shows, including Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, In the Heights and Kinky Boots. TV: “Sesame Street,” “Electric Company.” Thanks to Sam, Tim and Nick.

SHANE FFRENCH (Music Director). Born in Wexford, Ireland, studied at the Cork School of Music. In Ireland was the music director at Cork opera house and worked in TV (“The Voice”, “The Late Late Show”). Since coming to the U.S., Shane has worked on a number of touring shows: Cats, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots. Instagram @ffrenchshane.

MOLLY GOODWIN (Production Stage Manager) Welcome to HOLLYWOOD! Inter/National Tours: TOOTSIE, West Side Story (Stage Around Tokyo & US) Sister Act (Asia & US), The Wizard of Oz, GHOST, BLAST, Legally Blonde. Entertainment Mgmt for Holland America Line. Fave cred: Celine Dion's A NEW DAY: Live in Las Vegas. BA & MFA. To Kith and Kin, love and gratitude for roots and wings.

NATE COFFEY (Assistant Stage Manager) Excited to spend a year in Hollywood! Previous credits: Tootsie (national tour), Walnut Street Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. B.F.A. in stage management from Syracuse University. Thank you to Molly and everyone at Crossroads Live!

ALLIED GLOBAL MARKETING (Tour Marketing & Press) is an integrated marketing agency working with the world’s largest entertainment, sports, consumer and lifestyle brands, including 80+ Broadway shows over 25 years. Current tours: Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Funny Girl, Hadestown, Mamma Mia!, Mean Girls, Mrs. Doubtfire, Wheel of Fortune LIVE!, A Wonderful World. Upcoming tours: Back to the Future; The Hip Hop Nutcracker; The Kite Runner; New York, New York; Some Like It Hot.

DAVE BURCH (Technical Director) began his career as a scenic fabricator before transitioning to touring Broadway theater, where he has worked for the past 13 years. His favorite touring credits include The Phantom of the Opera, World Tour and Mamma Mia! (where he met his wife during a scene change). He is originally from Savannah Ga., has traveled to 30 countries and when not on the road he lives in Florida with his wife, newborn twins and their cat.

GREGG DAMANTI (Production Manager). A 23-year theater veteran, Gregg started as a Production Stage Manager for Busch Gardens, and later became the Production Manager for Blue Man Group in NYC. Since joining Crossroads Live, national tour credits include the first national of On Your Feet!, Cats, the first national of Lincoln Center’s My Fair Lady and now Pretty Woman. “Thanks to Jen and Ripley who I miss when on the road, and love coming home to them both.”

Tour Route

Dates City Venue Tickets
Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2024 Detroit, MI The Fisher Theatre MORE INFO
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2024 Boston, MA The Colonial Theatre MORE INFO
Mar 5 - Mar 10, 2024 Montreal, QC Les Place Des Arts MORE INFO
Mar 12 - 17, 2024 Chicago, IL CIBC Theatre MORE INFO
Mar 19 - 23, 2024 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre MORE INFO
Apr 2 - 7, 2024 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theater MORE INFO
Apr 9, 2024 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center MORE INFO
Apr 10, 2024 Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium MORE INFO
Apr 12, 2024 Rockford, IL Coronado Theatre MORE INFO
Apr 13, 2024 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre MORE INFO
Apr 14, 2024 Charleston, WV Clay Center MORE INFO
Apr 16 - 21, 2024 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater MORE INFO
Apr 23 - 25, 2024 Springfield, MO Hammons Auditorium MORE INFO
Apr 26 - 28, 2024 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center MORE INFO
Apr 30 - May 5, 2024 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall MORE INFO
May 6, 2024 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall MORE INFO
May 7, 2024 Cleveland, MS Bologna PAC MORE INFO
May 10 - 12, 2024 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center MORE INFO
May 13 - 14, 2024 Pensacola, FL Saenger Theater MORE INFO
May 15, 2024 Columbus, GA River Center MORE INFO
May 17 - 19, 2024 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center MORE INFO

The Cast

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ELLIE BAKER (Vivian Ward) Theater: Bring it On (Campbell), Parade, Les Miserables (Fantine). TV: BULL ("Better Angels") Neleah, CBS. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Musical Theatre. Thank you to About Artists Agency, her amazing parents, and her wonderful family for always supporting her. “SO much love to Conner, Will, Joe and Ana—my home! @theelliebaker

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CHASE WOLFE (Edward Lewis) is excited to be a part of the Pretty Woman team! Off-Broadway: Xena: Warrior Musical (Kako) Other: Norwegian Cruiseline 1.0 Footloose (Cowboy Bob & Ren/Chuck u/s), Allerlierauh the Musical, and Time Stops. More at IG: @chasethewolfe

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RAE DAVENPORT (Kit De Luca) Born and raised in Detroit MI, Rae was most recently seen as Aragon in SIX (NCL). Pretty Woman marks her first National Tour. Endless thanks goes to her loving family, and the village that brought her to this stage. @wanna_be_rach

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ADAM DU PLESSIS (Happy Man) Originally from South Africa, Pretty Woman is Adam’s 4th US national tour. Career highlights include Bridges of Madison County, The Last 5 Years, CATS, Tootsie, and the international tours of The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You and Kinky Boots. For Kleintjie. @adamduples

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MIKEY MARMANN (Philip Stuckey) National tour debut! Credits include: Tangled (Flynn Rider) & Frozen (Kristoff) with Disney Cruise Line, Escape to Margaritaville, West Side Story (Tony). BFA: Molloy University/CAP21. Thanks to About Artists Agency, and to Mom and Dad for their endless support! @MikeyMarmann

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MATTHEW BLUM (Ensemble) Born and raised in Marietta, GA, Matthew has been in NYC for the past 7 years. Tours: The Wizard of Oz. Regional: The Wedding Singer, Rock of Ages, A Christmas Story, An American in Paris. Thanks to his parents for being incredibly supportive and to Brian at HKA for being great! @matthewsblum!

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BRIANNA CLARK (Ensemble) National Tour Debut! Favorite Credits include Tales from Margaritaville, The Producers, Eve in Children of Eden. Graduated from CSUF with a BFA in musical theater. She sends love to her family and friends. Hi Mom and Dad! @breeehapppy

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KERRY D’JOVANNI (Ensemble/David Morse) (he/him/Beyonce) excited to be touring with Pretty Woman. "Thanks to my mom, family, and my chosen family for the love and support. Coming up, the premiere of my original play "The H Word." Credits: Kinky Boots, Celebrity, MSC & Holland America Cruise lines, Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe's Cafe.

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LAUREN ESSER (Ensemble) First national tour! Philly native and Temple University BFA Musical Theater alum. Select regional: Cinderella at The Walnut Street Theater (Ella u/s), Bristol Riverside Theater, and Media Theater. Thank you, family, friends, PW team & Stacy at YOU.

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CHARLIE FUSARI (Ensemble) National Tour Debut! Credits: Jersey Boys (Dodgers Theatricals), Kinky Boots (Engeman Theater). Thanks to the FabFive, Shaun, Henley, Brody, RSO+AT, CJ, JW+AP, Holes, Ally Taylor, Michael Rodriguez and everyone else that has supported me along the way. @charliefusari

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STEVEN GAGLIANO (Ensemble/Alfredo) National Tour Debut! NY Credits include: Funny Face. Regional: Fulton Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Gateway Playhouse, John W. Engeman Theater, Argyle Theater, and Surflight Theater. TV/Film: "American Horror Story". Many thanks Brian at HKA, James Pearson, family, and friends for their love and support. @stevengagliano

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JUSTIN GLASS (Swing) is excited to be partying it up in Hollywood! National tours include: Waitress (Ensemble), Elf the Musical (Ensemble). Off-broadway: Bright & Brave: a new musical. Other favorite credits: Rock of Ages, Newsies (Davey), The Fantasticks (Matt), Grease (Roger), Spamalot (Sir Robin). A proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to the Pretty Woman team for putting their trust in me. All the love to my friends, family, and Mom! @justin_glass

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MATT HENNINGSEN (Ensemble) is making his tour debut! Matt holds a B.A. from SUNY Cortland. Regional: Newsies (Jack), Rent (Roger), Rock of Ages (Drew), Saturday Night Fever (Tony). Thanks to his friends and family for end- less love and support. “For my two shining stars!” @_hennhenn_.

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CHRISTIAN MAXWELL HENRY (Ensemble) (he/they) National tour debut! Credits: Zodiac in The Interrobangers (Roundabout Theatre Company), Franz in Rock of Ages (Engeman Theatre). Thank you to my family; y’all are why I do what I do. Black Queer Lives Matter. IG: @Christianhenry100.

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CONNOR KABAT (Ensemble/Giulio). National tour debut! Binghamton native and a recent graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory’s B.F.A. musical theater program. Many thanks to Brian at HKA, as well as Connor’s professors, loved ones and the PW team. Shine your light! @connorkabat.

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ALEXANDRA KINSLEY (Ensemble) Big! Huge! National tour debut! Alexandra is a recent graduate of Point Park University MT '23 with a minor in dance. She's especially thankful for her amazing family, friends, mentors, and the Pretty Woman team for making this possible! @alexkinsleyy

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BETHANY MCDONALD (Ensemble) National Tour Debut! Bethany is a British performer who moved to NYC to originate the lead role in Mike & Mindy’s Wild Weekend Jam (Off-Broadway). Credits: Brilliance (Frances Farmer/Originated Role Off-Broadway), SIX The Musical (NCL). Thanks to God, family, Bobbie & the Pretty Woman Team! @bethanymcdonaldactor

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ROBERT MILLER (Swing/Assistant Dance Captain) Touring Credentials: Tootsie (Swing, Asst. Dance Capt.). Thank you, friends and family, for your undying support. Love yinz! Check out more on my website:

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BLAISE ROSSMANN (Ensemble) (he/they). National tour debut! Blaise is a senior musical theater major at Syracuse University. Regional credits include MT Wichita, Theatre By The Sea and Syracuse Stage. “Love to Mom, Dad and everyone who has supported me along the way!” LINK Class 6. Instagram: @blaiserossmann.

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TAYLOR M. SHEPPARD (Scarlett/Ensemble) excited to be making her tour debut in a show that is based on her mom's favorite movie. Regional: 42nd Street, Footloose, The Sound of Music. B.F.A Shenandoah Conservatory Class of '23. Thanks to her parents, family and friends for their loving support. @taylor.m.sheppard.

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DEVYN TRONDSON (Ensemble) Kansas City native (go Chiefs!!) & recent graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory ‘23. Devyn is so excited to be making her National Tour debut! All the love to her family and friends, she is endlessly thankful for your support. Enjoy!! @devyntrondson

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ELANA VALASTRO (Dance Captain/ Swing) Thrilled to be touring with Pretty Woman! National Tour: CATS. Select regional credits: New London Barn Playhouse, Northern Stage, Saint Michael’s Playhouse. Oceania Marina Cruise. Cornell University. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Laura, friends, and my Vermont home. @elanavalastro,

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SARAH WANG (Ensemble/ Violetta) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut! She recently graduated from Boston University and is also a proud Texan girl. Endless thanks to the whole team, Pearson Casting and her loved ones for making this dream possible! IG - @_sarahwangg

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CHANNING WEIR (Swing) is honored to be making her national tour debut as a member of Swing Nation! Recent credits: Six (NCL Breakaway Alternate Boleyn, Cleves, Howard, Dance Captain), Footloose (The Rev). “Love and gratitude to my family, friends and PMA Team.” Instagram: @channingweir