Elton John to co-write Devil Wears Prada Musical


Devil Wears Prada

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Elton John will work with playwright Paul Rudnick on an adaptation of the hit fashion comedy. The musician has been chosen to co-write the music of The Devil Wears Prada musical for Broadway.

With such an explosive duo with such great experience, expectations are high for the musical. This is not the first musical for Elton John; he has worked in great productions which include hits like The Lion King and Billy Elliot. Considering Rudnick's previous work, we can expect a great dosage of humor in this new musical; some of his work include plays such as Jeffrey and I Hate Hamlet and his screen work in includes Addams Family Values.
“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical 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.”
Fox State Productions, a company created in 2013 to create musicals based on Fox Films, has been producing the stage version of the popular film and best-seller book since 2015. Fox Stage Productions is also developing other projects such as Mrs Doubtfire and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
The 2006 film was based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger, which was said to have been inspired by Weisberger's sting as an assistant to Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
The story portrays the fashion magazine world where a tyrannical editor Miranda Priestly, portrayed by the Oscar-nominated Meryl Street, makes life difficult for assistants - played by Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt - with outrageous demands. The story is told from Andrea's perspective - played by Ann Hathaway - who is a small-town girl fresh out of college who finds a job in New York City, has to learn about the high-powered fashion magazine world while trying to cope with all the demands her new boss imposes on her.
The film was such a commercial success - making $326m worldwide when the cost was $35m - that fans expected there would be a sequel based on the book's follow-up Revenge Wears Prada.
According to Variety, John's husband David Furnish is the CEP of one of the production companies that are taking the musical to the stage.
The film that stars Meryl Streep is also credited for introducing the actress with most Oscar nomination to the younger generation. Despite Streep's character being bossy and demanding, she conquered the hearts and minds of all those who watched the movie.
There's no definite date for the Musical yet but it is one of the many upcoming movie-to-theatre musicals adaptations coming to Broadway. Some of the most notable films that are making to Broadway are the popular French masterpiece Amelie, and the film that caused the “Let it go” sensation, Frozen. There are also rumors that La La Land musical will also make an appearance in Broadway. This wouldn't surprise many considering it is already a musical and it has swept clean all the award ceremonies this year.


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