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Elton John composing Broadway musical of The Devil Wears Prada

Elton John composing Broadway musical of The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe and got an Oscar nod for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada.

The Devil Wears Prada is Broadway bound.

Elton John has teamed up with Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, In & Out) to write a musical based on the 2006 movie that starred Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

‘Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting,’ John said in a statement today.

‘I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.’

The film, which won Streep a Golden Globe Award and earned her an oscar nomination was based on a 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger.

The book is a fictionalized account of Weisberger’s time at Vogue working for editor Anna Wintour.

The story follows aspiring journalist Andy Sachs (played by Hathaway in the film) who reluctantly takes a job as the assistant to Miranda Priestly (Streep). Priestly is the tough-as-nails editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Runway.

We see Sachs’ life being taken over by the job and see her transform – for better or for worse.

John’s previous Broadway credits include The Lion King, Aida, Billy Elliot: The Musical and Lestat.

Prada is being produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment,