Musical theater is so weird. I don’t think a computer program could randomly pick properties to convert to musicals as well as Broadway can. Green Day’s 2004 album? Let’s do a musical a decade later. Spider-man? Get U2. And let’s make it dangerous.
The weirdness continues with Pretty Woman, a 24 year-old romantic comedy about a whore and a rich guy that hires whores. To balance out the whorishness, there’s polo, and hotel suites and champagne, so it’s not unwholesome. Anyway, director Garry Marshall has been trying to get this thing turned into a musical since 2001, but hasn’t had a lot of luck.
Marshall will be working with the original screenwriter and will probably include an 11-minute dance number surrounding the diamond necklace she wears.