It’s very sweet that, as in the movie, the two unlikely lovers in the musical “Pretty Woman” end up rescuing one another from their respective lives of streetwalking and soulless moneymaking.
But, please, can someone rescue Andy Karl from Broadway’s multiplex hell?
Karl is a seriously talented performer who played the title role in the colossally misfired stage version of the movie “Rocky” in 2014. Two seasons ago he took the Bill Murray role in the musical adaptation of “Groundhog Day,” another dud and quick fizzle. I had hopes — albeit faint, flickering ones — that Karl might at last find a celluloid-to-stage show worthy of his talents in “Pretty Woman,” in which he plays the male lead in the musical version of the movie that rocketed Julia Roberts and her megawatt smile to stardom opposite Richard Gere.