The hit literary gem by Lauren Weisberger that begat the international smash feature film is now about to launch a Broadway musical, with help from a music legend; The Devil Wears Prada is coming to Broadway
Entertainment Weekly announced Tuesday that The Devil Wears Prada is making its world premiere in Chicago in the Summer of 2020. The musical is going to play at the James M. Nederlander Theatre from July 14 to Aug. 16, before an already planned Broadway engagement. The shows creative team is as much of a powerhouse as the films on-screen cast. It will feature songs by Elton John, as well as lyrics from singer-songwriter Shaina Taub. Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro (for August: Osage County) is directing from a book by the legendary Paul Rudnick, who is doing double duty and writing lyrics as well.
“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theater is super-exciting,” John previously said in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”
The musical will follow the same storyline that both the book and the feature film before it followed. Andy is a hungry young writer in New York City who finds herself scoring a lucrative job at a prestigious fashion magazine. She subsequently finds that her boss, the polarizing Miranda Priestly, is frankly, the devil on earth. Andy eventually finds herself caught between a life she did not realize she wanted until now and the things that have always been important to her, pre-Runway Magazine.
The Devil Wears Prada has become one of those signature films that whenever you happen to come across it on television, you simply have to curl up and watch it all over again. As the show takes a place on the Broadway stage, something tells me that some of the magic that the film had will without a doubt, transfer to the Great White Way.
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