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'The Devil Wears Prada Musical' Is Coming And We're Seriously Excited

'The Devil Wears Prada Musical' Is Coming And We're Seriously Excited

Alright everyone. Gird your loins. The Devil Wears Prada musical is coming.

A musical version of the hit film you say? Groundbreaking.

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On a serious note, we think it really is groundbreaking. Miranda Priestly singing? Surely not? She's far too irritable for that.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Either way, it is one of our all time favourite easy-watch films and we cannot wait to see it in live-action, especially with Elton John at the music helm, scoring the project.

The only snag right now is that it is debuting in the USA first at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago and it won't launch until July 14th, 2020. By all means move at a glacial pace, you know how that thrills us.

It will then likely move over to Broadway in New York if it's a big hit.

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But the real question we know you're all wondering is, will it come to the UK? Please bore someone else with your questions.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Apologies, that was very Miranda of us.

As for the UK, it is currently unconfirmed if we'll see Andrea, Miranda, Emily and Nigel hit the stage this side of the pond, it will likely depend on the musical's success.

However, we have hope. The Lion King musical started out in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1997 and was quickly moved the same year to The Big Apple.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Two years later in 1999, The Lion King made its debut in the UK at the West End's Lyceum Theatre. It is now in its twentieth year.

Elton John has links to both and given that everything he touches turns to gold, we have high hopes this musical will be landing in London not long after its launch.

Word isn't in yet as to who will take on the famous top four parts, played originally in the film by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Whoever lands the roles, they will have a tough job to live up to the high standards set by these legendary actors.

What we do know is, it will be directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro.

For those that don't know what Devil Wears Prada is about, we suggest you watch the film immediately, it's hilarious.

But the brief synopsis is that it follows a wannabe magazine writer called Andy, who although has no interest in fashion, finds herself as the second assistant to the editor at 'Runway,' the most prestigious fashion magazine in the US.

Elton John will produce original scores for the musical. Credit: PA
Elton John will produce original scores for the musical. Credit: PA

Her boss is utterly terrifying, sets her nigh on impossible tasks and constantly mocks Andy for her fashion sense (or should we say lack of).

Everyday becomes a battle and juggling her demanding job with her private life soon becomes tricky, with Andy wondering whether becoming a writer is really worth the hard graft.

The new musical however is set to give "the hit film a fabulously fresh makeover".

That's all.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Events News, TV News

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life journalism before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. She's now living her best freelancing life, sometimes heading into the office, but mostly working from home in her PJs drinking coffee. Contact her: [email protected]

 

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