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Alright everyone, gird your loins.
Elton John is one of two big names attached to the development of a Broadway adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s phenomenally popular 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada.
John recently signed on to collaborate with playwright Paul Rudnick on a musical adaptation of Weisberger’s fashion industry Roman à clef, which was adapted into a 2006 film by 20th Century Fox starring Meryl Streep as a thinly-veiled cipher (allegedly) for American Vogue editor-in-chief and creative director of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour.
According to the New York Times, the production as been over two years in the making for producer Kevin McCollum, whose credits also include Rent and Avenue Q and who will co-produce the stage version alongside Fox’s theatrical division Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment (a company run by Elton John’s husband, David Furnish).
If John’s past musical theatre experience is anything to go by (he composed the score for The Lion King), you can expect to see Miranda Priestly’s now iconic cerulean monologue set to a (likely) Tony Award winning score at some time in the near future.
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