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Elton John to write music for The Devil Wears Prada musical

By | Published on Monday 30 January 2017

Elton John

Elton John is to write music for a new Broadway adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, with lyrics by Paul Rudnick. Already turned into a bad film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in 2006, it’s not exactly clear when this all-singing, all-dancing version will hit the stage.

“Re-imagining ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ for the musical theatre is super exciting”, says John. “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”.

Producers Kevin McCollum and Bob Cohen harmonised: “To bring ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ to the stage, we knew we needed to find artists as inimitable as the characters in the story. We needed artists whose work has run the gamut from music and publishing to drama and fashion. We could only think of two names: Elton John and Paul Rudnick”.

Well, it’s lucky they were both available then.