It was just announced that Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Prom, Bandstand, The Drowsy Chaperone) will be joining the cast of The Devil Wears Prada musical as Miranda Priestly, the powerful magazine editor-in-chief. This musical adaptation, based on the book and film of the same name, will also star Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels, Groundhog Day) as Andy Sachs. Additional casting has yet to be announced.
According to Playbill, this new musical will include music by Elton John, lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, book by Paul Rudnick, music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, choreography by James Alsop, and production by Kevin McCollum and Rocket Entertainment.
The Devil Wears Prada musical is set to premiere on July, 31 2021 at the CIBC Theater in Chicago, IL, and then eventually transfer to Broadway.
Fun Fact: Beth Leavel is playing Miranda Priestly, the character made famous by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada film adaptation, and Streep will be playing Leavel’s renowned character Dee Dee Allen in the Netflix adaptation of The Prom!