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The Premiere Date For ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Has Finally Been Announced—and The Score Will Be By Elton John

Posted at 9:07 AM, Sep 19, 2019

Oh, how much we identify with Andy Sachs, the young woman who definitely did not fit into New York City’s brutal fashion industry until she faked it to make it at Runway magazine.

Sachs is the main character in the 2003 book and 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada” —  which has now been turned into a musical.

The score for the Broadway musical coming in 2020 is by none other than the superstar performer and songwriting icon Elton John. He’s on a three-year farewell tour, so it’s amazing he has had the time to curate the music for what’s sure to be an astounding Broadway show.

Elton John In Concert - New York, NY
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“The Devil Wears Prada” musical will be on stage starting July 14, 2020, through at least Aug. 16, 2020, at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre, the Chicago Tribune reported. The musical’s director will be Anna D. Shapiro, the artistic director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

The movie version of “The Devil Wears Prada” starred Meryl Streep as the hard-to-impress fashion magazine mogul Miranda Priestley, the boss of Anne Hathaway’s Andy Sachs. It also featured actress Emily Blunt as Sachs’ co-worker, Emily Charlton.

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The film was hugely popular and grossed more than $300 million at the box office worldwide. The book “The Devil Wears Prada,” by Lauren Weisberger, was so popular it published in 40 languages for worldwide distribution. With Elton John creating the music for the Broadway production, it’s sure to be a hit, too.

Single tickets won’t go on sale until Oct. 6, but you can pay $50 for advance access when they do go on sale. Group tickets are already available for the musical.

We can’t wait to see this new musical!

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