Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Join the Cast of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical

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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.

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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!

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Nicole joined Nerds and Beyond in 2019 and is excited to finally get back into writing. As a life-long nerdy fangirl from New Jersey, she loves Supernatural and its fandom as well as anything Wayward, Kings of Con, Lucifer, Wynonna Earp, and the musical Bandstand. She’s constantly listening to Louden Swain, The Station Breaks, Briana Buckmaster, The Avett Brothers, The Mots Nouveaux, or any of Aaron Mahnke’s podcasts. When she’s not [procrastinating] on Twitter, you can usually find her binging Netflix with her dog, reading fanfic, or daydreaming about being back in Arizona or Disney World!

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