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

‘La La Land’ movie references revealed

Side by side image of a scene from La La Land and  Shall We DanceThis will be short and sweet and fun, if you are a fan of musicals — movie musicals, that is, especially “La La Land.” Sara Preciado of the /Film blog definitely knows her MM stuff. She posted a short video on Vimeo that took a lot of time, pointing out “La La Land” movie references .

The video is available at: https://vimeo.com/200550228

Celebrate Mandy Patinkin’s birthday with ‘Princess Bride’ clip

Still image of Mandy Patinkin in "The Princess Bride" (1987).
Still of Mandy Patinkin in “The Princess Bride” (1987).

Today is Mandy Patinkin’s 62nd birthday and he seems to still be going strong. That’s good because he is well-loved by fans of Broadway, TV and movies (especially “The Princess Bride.”)

For an absolutely great  DVD extra from Rob Reiner’s “The Princess Bride,” featuring interviews with  Patinkin, Cary Elwes and Christopher Guest about learning to swordfight for the film click here.

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