After plenty of speculation and a lot of praying from our end to the fashion gods, we have finally received the news we were waiting for. The iconic 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada, will be adapted into a musical in 2021 – Broadway and all. Based on the novel of the same name, the film has become a goldmine of endless entertainment and incredible and always relevant comebacks; but also inspired a generation of young, aspiring fashion lovers to pursue their dreams. It’s basically Bible as far as fashion films go.
Watch below: The iconic The Devil Wears Prada trailer
The musical production was originally expected to debut at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago during their summer 2020, however, has now been postponed to July of 2021. Fans of the movie will have just over a month to catch the musical in Chicago at the CIBC Theatre; running from July 13 to August 15, before it transitions onto Broadway in the Big Apple.
Speaking to Deadline, producer Kevin McCollum explained the reason behind the productions rescheduling – sharing that the team decided they wanted more time to work on the show and confirm theatre locations, physical design, marketing and sales plans.
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The Devil Wears Prada musical has been described as a “fabulously fresh makeover” of the original film, and based on the musical’s official summary, it seems like most of the key elements and storyline from the film are being carried over into the stage production.
Just in case you thought this couldn’t get any more fabulous, it has been confirmed that the one and only Elton John will be at the helm of musical composition, along with lyrics by Shaina Taub, a book by Paul Rudnick, music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, and direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro.
Perhaps the most pressing issue of all is the question of who could possibly be cast as Miranda Priestly – a role Meryl Streep won several awards for. It makes complete sense that Tony Award winner Beth Leavel was the obvious choice, with Taylor Iman Jones, who has worked on Broadway productions like Groundhog Day and Head over Heels playing her assistant Andy Sachs.
We’re hoping that The Devil Wears Prada musical will eventually make its way across to eagerly awaiting Australian fans; but just in case, we’ll be keeping a plane ticket to the US on standby.