‘Devil Wears Prada’ will be adapted into a musical, to be staged in Chicago, it has been confirmed.
The latest rebirth of the novel by Lauren Weisberger, which hit screens in 2006 as a film starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt, will be a musical staged in Chicago.
The long-production will run from July 14 until August 17, 2020 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, reports the Chicago Tribune. Tickets go on sale October 6.
“It was important to Anna that we premiere in Chicago,” producer Kevin McCollum told the Chicago Tribune. He did not offer any details about a Broadway premiere or casting.
“Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine,” reads the description on the theater’s website. “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 — ultra-glamorous 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.”
The musical will be directed by Anna D. Shapira, Elton John will be providing music with lyrics by Shaina Taub.