Elton John Says THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical Isn’t Ready
Elton John appeared on BBC Radio2’s Zoe Ball this morning to discuss his current slate of projects including Tammy Faye, The Devil Wears Prada and his recent collaboration with Britney Spears.
On the musical version of The Devil Wears Prada, the composer shared “Devil Wears Prada was previewing in Chicago, and it’s not ready. It’ll be ready in about a year. We can’t have our theater of anyway. [I’m] working on Tammy Faye before Devil Wears Prada, and I’m really excited about it. We just hope it goes well.”
“Tammy Faye is the story of Tammy Faye Baker, I wrote it with Jake Schears, and it’s going to be the Almeida. It’s going to be pretty good I think, I’m going there this afternoon to check it out . I’m very excited about it.”
The Devil Wears Prada features an all-star creative team led by Tony, Grammy and Oscar winner Elton John, Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro , with lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub and book by Kate Wetherhead, musical supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo and choreography by James Alsop.
Additionally, the musical features costume design by Academy Award-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips, stage and media design by Christine Jones and Brett Banakis, lighting design by Olivier, and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Nevin Steinberg’s sound design and orchestrations. by Grammy Award-winning music producer, songwriter and composer Giles Martin.
The Chicago cast included Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestly, Taylor Iman Jones as Andy Sachs, Javier Muñoz as Nigel Owens, Christiana Cole as Lauren Hunter, Megan Masako Haley as Emily Charlton, Tiffany Mann as Kayla Ward, Michael Tacconi in Nate Angstrom. , and Christian Thompson as Christian Thompson.
The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical is a glamorous and hilarious story about finding your place and discovering what matters most. Based on Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling 2003 novel and Fox 2000 Pictures’ bestselling 2006 film, the musical is produced by Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum (In the Heights, Avenue Q, Rent and SIX) and Rocket Entertainment/David Furnish (Billy Elliot: The Musical, Next Fall) and presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.