‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Set For Broadway Play, Elton John Tapped To Write Adaption Along With Paul Rudnick
Jan 27, 2017 02:19 AM EST
A "Rocketman" is now all set to shed a more fanciful spotlight on Miranda Priestly and company.
RollingStone has reported that British legend Elton John is confirmed to write for the musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" for Broadway. John is slated to collaborate with writer Paul Rudnick.
John shares, "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. John has added that his new task on re-imagining the popular novel and film for the musical theater is thrilling.
John is no stranger to the musical world. He has been a part of several, famed Broadway shows such as his Tony nomination for Best Score for his work for "The Lion King." Eventually, he snagged an award for his work for "Aida." Both of which were collaborated with Tim Rice. His most recent musical fame was generated from his part for 2009's "Billy Elliott the Musical" in which he was also nominated for Best Score as well.
His "Devil Wears Prada" collaborator Rudnick is likewise festooned with musical accomplishments. A lyricist and a playwright, Rudnick is famed for his works on "I Hate Hamlet," "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," and along with "Valhalla."
"The Devil Wears Prada" musical show is going to be based on the best-selling 2003 novel from Lauren Weisberger and the 2006's film adaptation which starred Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Both the book and film tell the story of a fresh graduate Andrea Sachs. Sachs slowly yet significantly rises among the high-ranking personalities in the fashion industry. One of which of course is the icy and merciless Miranda Priestly.
The musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" will be produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment. No production timeline has been confirmed yet.