‘Devil Wears Prada’ planned for Chicago run as musical next summer

"The Devil Wears Prada" is the latest movie to get the song-and-dance stage treatment. The film starred Meryl Streep (right) and Anne Hathaway. (Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.)
“The Devil Wears Prada” is the latest movie to get the song-and-dance stage treatment. The film starred Meryl Streep (right) and Anne Hathaway. (Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.)

So, will the ‘Devil’ wear tap shoes?

A  new musical adaptation of yet another movie — “The Devil Wears Prada” — is scheduled for a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago next summer. Performances planned for July 14–Aug. 16, 2020, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. No dates for a Broadway run have been announced.

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel and the 2006 movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, “The Devil Wears Prada” features music by Elton John, lyrics by Shania Taub, and a book by Paul Rudnick.

A NYC reading featured Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner as fashion magazine titan Miranda Priestly and Krystina Alabado (Broadway’s “Mean Girls“) as assistant Andy Sachs.

The show is based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel and a 2006 movie starring Jersey girls Meryl Streep (who grew up in Bernardsville) and Anne Hathaway (who got her start at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn).

Direction by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro. Music by Elton John, lyrics by ShainaTaub, and a book by Paul Rudnick. Nadia DiGiallonardo is the show’s musical supervisor. Casting is by Stephen Kopel.

The musical is produced by Kevin McCollum and Rocket Entertainment and presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.

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