She's on her way…tell everyone!
The Devil Wears Prada, which is set to sweep into Chicago for a pre-Broadway tryout July 19-August 21, has released a 30-second teaser featuring composer Elton John performing a song from the new musical, "Dress Your Way Up," in the recording studio.
Based on the film and novel, the new musical is directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro and features music by Tony, Grammy, and Oscar winner John, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and a book by Kate Wetherhead. Also on the creative team are music supervisor Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress) and choreographer James Alsop (Beyoncé's "Run the World," Girls5Eva).
The Devil Wears Prada will star Beth Leavel as the ruthless Miranda Priestly and Taylor Iman Jones as Priestly's ambitious assistant Andy Sachs. They will be joined by Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) as Nigel Owens, Christiana Cole as Lauren, Megan Masako Haley (Wicked, Mean Girls) as Emily Charlton, Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill, Waitress) as Kayla, Michael Tacconi (The Cher Show) as Nate Angstrom, and Christian Thompson (Ain’t Too Proud) as Christian Thompson.
The ensemble consists of Kyle Brown, JoJo Carmichael, Olivia Cipolla, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Audrey Douglass, Hannah Douglass, Madison Fendley, Cailen Fu, Michael Samarie George, Henry Gottfried, Marya Grandy, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Liana Hunt, Amber Jackson, Chris Jarosz, Carlos A. Jimenez, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Anthony Murphy, Jim Ortlieb, Johnathan Rice, Sawyer Smith, Terrance Spencer, and CJ Tyson.
The musical follows the fictional Runway Magazine, run by the exacting Miranda Priestly, and Andy Sachs, who starts her career there as Priestly's assistant. The project is produced by Kevin McCollum and Rocket Entertainment/David Furnish and presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.