The Devil Wears Prada musical – Elton John joins the team

devilGrammy-winning singer/songwriter Elton John is reportedly working with playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick on the Broadway musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.

Multi award-winning producer Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent, In The Heights) has reportedly confirmed the latest development in his plans to take author Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 tale set in the world of high fashion to the Broadway stage.

McCollum first revealed his intention to turn ‘boss from hell’ Miranda Priestly into a stage diva two years ago as part of his movie-musical partnership with film company 20th Century Fox.

The musical version of the book which was previously turned into a hit film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway will be co-produced by McCollum, Fox Stage Productions (the theatrical division of 20th Century Fox Film) and Rocket Entertainment (the company run by Elton John’s husband David Furnish).

Elton John has, of course, already enjoyed great success with the stage musicals The Lion King and Billy Elliot.

In a statement, John said: “Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting. 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.”

Angela Thomas

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