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The Devil Wears Prada Sashays to Broadway with Elton John on Board

The Devil Wears Prada Sashays to Broadway with Elton John on Board

The Devil Wears Prada Sashays to Broadway with Elton John on Board

The 2006 cult classic starring Meryl Streep, builds momentum on it's road to Broadway.

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Throw away your cerulean sweaters and step into your stilettos, Miranda Priestly and the editorial staff of the fictional Runway magazine are headed to Broadway.  For the past two years, Producer Kevin McCollum (Something Rotten, Hand to God) has workshopped an adaptation of the 2006 cult classic film for the stage.

As of Thursday morning, it was confirmed that  Sir Elton John (Disney's The Lion King, Aida, Billy Elliot) officially signed on to the new musical along with colleague and playwright Paul Rudnick (I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told), according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

“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 think of only two names: Elton John and Paul Rudnick. … That’s all!" McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions said in a joint statement. 

For those unfamiliar with the beloved film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 best-selling novel, the story follows Andy Sachs, a young personal assistant to the authoritarian fashion magazine editor, Miranda Priestly.  20th Century Fox brought Weisberger's novel to the big screen in 2006, starring academy award winner Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway as Andy. The film garnered overnight success and has become a beloved comedy classic.

You can't have an announcement like this without some speculation about casting. While Meryl Streep could definitely reprise her role as the hellish editor in chief, it is too early to know who is under consideration.  Perhaps Broadway staples such as Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Carousel) Rachel York (Grey Gardens) or Sutton Foster (Anything Goes) will sign as Miranda.  Only time will tell.  But in the meantime, "That's all."

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Brendan Haley