A million girls would kill to star in a musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada — and now they may have their chance.
The latest iteration of the novel by Lauren Weisberger, which was adapted into a 2006 film starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt, will be a musical staged in Chicago.
The long-gestating production will run from July 14 until August 17, 2020 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, reports the Chicago Tribune. Tickets go on sale October 6.
The musical will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, with music supervision provided by Nadia DiGiallonardo. The book is by Paul Rudnick and — fresh from his hit musical film Rocketman — Elton John will be providing music with lyrics by Shaina Taub.
“It was important to Anna that we premiere in Chicago,” producer Kevin McCollum told the Chicago Tribune. He did not offer any details about a Broadway premiere or casting.
"Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine," reads the description on the theater's website. "Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss, she finds herself caught between the dreams she thought she wanted, and the cost of what that reality brings."
"A joyous, funny, and — of course — ultraglamorous story about navigating life’s runway to discover where you’re meant to be, The Devil Wears Prada is a new musical that gives the hit film a fabulously fresh makeover."