It’s The Devil Wears Prada, now with added songs!
Yes, finally: the film that gave us “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking” gets the richly-deserved musical treatment, as The Devil Wears Prada is widely believed to be heading to the West End. The date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but with a Chicago debut and Broadway transfer up first, it’s expected to open in London sometime in late 2021.
Which, frankly, is a frustratingly long time to wait, but we’ll be patient if the reward is acid-tongued barbs interspersed with showstopping chorus lines. Perhaps the most exciting development thus far is that Elton John has signed on to write the music, helping to bring Paul Rudnick’s book and Shaina Taub’s lyrics to the stage. If Meryl Streep’s famously icy role as Miranda Priestley is anything to go by, however, I doubt you’ll feel the love tonight…
That’s about all we can tell you for now, sadly; there’s no word on the theatre it’ll appear at, who’ll be in the cast (although Tony Award winner Beth Leavel has been cast as Chicago’s Miranda, so hopefully we’ll get someone similarly starry), or when tickets will be going on sale. It’s also like they haven’t learned from “By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me”, have they?
(We’re kidding, we appreciate the amount of work that goes into creating a West End musical from scratch and we’re just thankful it’ll be coming our way ❤️)
In other theatre news, here are twelve huge shows coming to London that you can book right now!
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