Elton John is writing music for The Devil Wears Prada musical… That’s all
Sir Elton John has penned the music for an upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.
The 2006 camp cult comedy classic is the latest film to get a stage musical reboot, and it’s coming surprisingly soon.
The show is set to have its first public try-outs in Chicago from July 2020, with tickets set to go on sale on October 6.
Sir Elton has penned the music for the musical, which will be directed by Anna D Shapiro, with lyrics by Shaina Taub and book by Paul Rudnick.
The Devil Wears Prada gets ‘fabulously fresh makeover’.
A synopsis of the show suggests it will closely follow the plot of the original novel and movie, explaining: “Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine.
“Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss, she finds herself caught between the dreams she thought she wanted, and the cost of what that reality brings.
“A joyous, funny, and — of course — ultraglamorous story about navigating life’s runway to discover where you’re meant to be, The Devil Wears Prada is a new musical that gives the hit film a fabulously fresh makeover.
“As it turns out, the best fashion statements are sung.”
The release adds: “Strutting an all-star team, including music by Tony Award winner Sir Elton John (Billy Elliot, Aida), lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Twelfth Night at The Public Theater), a book by Paul Rudnick (In & Out, Jeffrey), music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress), and direction by Tony Award winner Anna D Shapiro (August: Osage County), The Devil Wears Prada models that getting want you want simply means chasing it down, even in four-inch heels.”
Sadly, there is no hint that Meryl Streep plans to reprise her Golden Globe-winning performance as Miranda Priestley on stage.
Casting is yet to be announced.
Sir Elton John keeps writing after ‘retirement’.
The project comes despite Sir Elton’s much-discussed plan to do less work to spend more time with his family.
The Rocketman singer is set to retire from touring, beginning his final ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour in September 2018.
Sir Elton, 72, has suggested he would take on fewer projects, adding: “The work will get less and less and I’ll spend more time with my children growing up.
“And that’s what I want to do, I’ll gradually phase things out in a few years. It’s not forever but I want to see my kids grow up.”