It started out as a book by Laren Weisberger in 2003, and three years later transitioned to the big screen for a film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Now, The Devil Wears Prada being brought to the stage in a Broadway musical adaptation.
If you aren’t familiar with the film, it tells the story of a smart but sensible new graduate who lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.
Elton John and Paul Rudnick will be developing the musical. John recently stated:
“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting. 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.”
Producers Kevin McCollum and Fox Stage Productions’ Bob Cohen said in a joint statement:
“To bring The Devil Wears Prada to the stage, we knew we needed to find artists as inimitable as the characters in the story. We needed artists whose work has run the gamut from music and publishing to drama and fashion. We could only think of two names: Elton John and Paul Rudnick.”
No word on how soon they expect the show to be up and running on Broadway, but hopefully they don’t “move at a glacial pace.”
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