‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Is Coming To Broadway With Music By Elton John
The Devil Wears Prada is being adapted into a Broadway musical. This new version will take its inspiration from both the book by Lauren Weisberger and the 2006 movie directed by David Frankel and staring Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep. The story follows the life of Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a recent journalism graduate, after she gets hired to be an assistant for the ruthless editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, Miranda Priestly, a job she is completely unprepared for. The musical’s creative team includes songwriter/composer Elton John and playwright Paul Rudnick. Both have extensive experience with Broadway shows under their belts. John has already composed scores for critically acclaimed shows like The Lion King and Billy Elliot: The Musical, and Rudnick has written scripts for shows like The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.
Producer Kevin McCollum, who has produced shows like Rent and In The Heights and Fox Stage Productions’ Bob Cohen seem to have complete confidence in the pair. “To bring The Devil Wears Prada to the stage, we knew we needed to find artists as inimitable as the characters in the story,” they said in a joint statement. “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.”