Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Songwriter Working on 'Pretty Woman' Musical with Bryan Adams Honours Garry Marshall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Songwriter Working on 'Pretty Woman' Musical with Bryan Adams Honours Garry Marshall

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'Pretty Woman' musical songwriter honours Marshall

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LONDON - The Canadian songwriter teaming with Bryan Adams on the score for a "Pretty Woman" theatrical production is remembering the late Garry Marshall as "the sweetest man you can imagine."

The screen legend directed the 1990 smash film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, which he wanted to adapt into a Broadway musical for next year.

In an emailed statement to The Canadian Press, Jim Vallance -- a longtime collaborator with Adams -- says he's currently in London writing songs for the show.

He says the Canadian songwriting duo saw Marshall just a few weeks ago in New York.

Vallance says Marshall was "in fine form, contributing ideas and making us all laugh."

Marshall died Tuesday at a hospital in Burbank, Calif. …

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