'The Devil Wears Prada' Goes To Broadway; Elton John Works On The Musical

By Carrie Winters - 31 Jan '17 05:30AM

Elton John is currently working on a musical adaptation for "The Devil Wears Prada." The production for the broadway musical is a collaboration with John, who will be working on the music, and Paul Rudnick on the lyrics and book.

According to a report, Kevin McCollum together with Fox Stage Production and Rocket Entertainment are to bring "The Devil Wears Prada" on stage. The show is based on the book by Lauren Weisberger and a spin-off movie had been made that starred Meryl Streep and Ann Hathaway.

Elton John who will be working on the music for "The Devil Wears Prada" shares that it is an exciting experience for him to bring the story on broadway. He adds that he is a fan of the book and the film and is looking forward in making the musical theme about it.

It can be recalled that the film for "The Devil Wears Prada" came out in 2006. It starred Meryl Streep as the magazine editor, Miranda Priestly, and Ann Hathaway as her assistant. The film had been a hit then and now it is set to be brought to the broadway for a musical version.

The book "The Devil Wears Prada" has been based on the author's personal experience while she worked for 'Vogue' magazine as assistant to Anna Wintour. John on the other hand had already won several awards for his creativity.

He has been the composer of the musical 'Aida' where he received two Tony awards for the play. He also got nominations for the musical 'Billy Elliot: The Musical' and 'The Lion King.' He got nominations for the Tony Awards in both of the shows.

Elton John also got his Grammy award for the original cast album for 'Aida' and the song 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' from 'The Lion King.' Rudnick also has his own credentials; he is the playwright for 'I Hate Hamlet.'

This time, both artists are to give their best on the new musical for "The Devil Wears Prada."

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