Over a decade after “The Devil Wears Prada” Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick are bringing audiences a brand new musical adaption for Broadway – “The Devil Wears Prada”.
John said that re-imagining the film for theatre has been very exciting as he’s obsessed with the book and the film. “I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world,” said John in a statement, joking, “I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”
“The Devil Wears Prada” is of course based on the 2006 Oscar-nominated hit film starring Meryl Streep, who won the Best Actress Golden Globe for her portrayal of Miranda Priestley (based on Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour), Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. Based on the best-selling book of the same name from author Lauren Weisberger, the movie was a massive box office success that earned over $325 million worldwide.
The storyline revolves around Andy Sachs, who lands a job at Runway magazine, the world’s biggest fashion publication. She works alongside Miranda Priestly, the notorious Editor-in-Chief, discovering herself even as the job becomes too much and evolves more than she ever imagined.
The production timeline and casting for the adaptation is still to be announced, but with the talent behind it, it’s sure to be a hit. Streep has never actually won a Tony Award, so if she reprises her role as the terrifying Fashion Bible God she has a good chance of finally basking in Tonys glory. Streep, who has an impressive 20 Oscar nominations under her belt, has only been nominated once for a Tony for the 1976 production Wagons Full of Cotton.
Rudnick’s Broadway resume is impressive and includes the shows “I Hate Hamlet” and “Jeffrey and The New Century”.