Elton John to Score Musical Adaptation of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

Elton John to Score Musical Adaptation of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

Here's hoping production for the musical doesn't move at a glacial pace.

Here's hoping production for the musical doesn't move at a glacial pace.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Legendary musician and entertainer Elton John has signed on to score the upcoming musical theatre adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. John will work with lyricist and writer Paul Rudnick on the music for the production, which has its sights set on Broadway in the near future.

“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting,” John said in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”

The adaptation of the classic Lauren Weisberger novel, and its iconic accompanying film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, has Broadway aspirations but no confirmed cast or premiere date as of yet. The novel was inspired by Weisberger’s own experience as an assistant to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

Elton has previously created scores for the Broadway adaptations of The Lion King and Billy Elliot, both of which debuted with major success and praise. Can he do it for a third time in a row? We would bet on it.

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