Jessie Davidson, a newcomer to the stage, will step into the shoes of Olivia Valli as Vivian Ward in the touring production of Pretty Woman: The Musical. After Valli makes her last bow on October 9 in New Orleans, Jessie Davidson will resume performances the following week in Memphis, Tennessee. Rodeo Drive is about to get a whole new leading lady.
Jessie Davidson to Star as Vivian Ward
Jessie Davidson just starred in the off-Broadway production of Harmony, and this is her first time performing on a national tour.
Along with Natalie Bourgeois and Christian Brailsford, the cast also features Anju Cloud, Nella Cole, Michael Dalke, Carissa Gaughran, Em Hadick, Graham Keen, Christian Kidd, Keyonna Knight, Chris Manuel, Devon McCleskey, Kaylee Olson, Amma Osei, Hillary Porter, Alice Reys, Jonathan Ritter, Trent Soyster, Brett Stoelker, and Jonathan Young.
This new take on Cinderella is the basis for the smash blockbuster film of the same name. A businessman hires an escort to spend the weekend with him, but they soon discover that they have more in common with one another than they first realized. The musical opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre on August 16, 2018, and ran through August 18, 2019. It featured music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Mitchell.