It’s been 17 years since everyone’s favourite fashion comedy-drama hit the big screens and now it’s hitting the stage, the West End to be exact. ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical is coming to London in October 2024 with Elton John taking charge of the musical score.
The musical will be based on the 2006 hit film and 2003 book written by Lauren Weisberger, former PA to famed Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, with casting still TBC. The musical has been confirmed after years of delays and even a tryout run in Chicago last year and is set to premiere at the Dominion Theatre after an exclusive preview show at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in July 2024.
Amongst Elton John, other big names in the biz will also be involved to bring the film to the stage with lyrics by award-winning American musician Shaina Taub, actor-writer Kate Wetherhead taking the reins over the script, award-winning Broadway director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell of Kinky Boots and Legally Blonde directing, and set design from Back To The Future’s Tim Hatley.
For those not in the know, the film and book see aspiring journalist Andy Sachs step into the world of fashion as assistant to the powerful and tyrannical Editor-in-Chief of Runway magazine, Miranda Priestly. In a world full of glitz and glam, Andy faces the problem of sacrificing her personal life for her career ambitions. The film starred some of the biggest names in Hollywood, most notably Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci and became a cult noughties film fave.
The production was first announced in 2017 when Elton John was first connected to the musician adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. “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,” he said at the time.
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