The Devil Wears Prada

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:30pm

Any updates on when "The Devil Wears Prada" might be making its Broadway debut?

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:34pm

Shaina Taub posted this a few weeks ago - looks like they are hard at work on writing it! I'd imagine a Spring 2021 bow at the earliest, assuming they do an out-of-town tryout in Fall 2020, which still seems a bit too early.

https://twitter.com/ShainaTaub/status/1121108147039547394

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:36pm
Any casting announcements???
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:39pm

Music_Maker42 said: "Any casting announcements???"

They're just writing it now. Don't expect any for a year or two. 

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:50pm
I wonder who they might have in mind.
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 1:58pm
Phillipa Soo and Donna Murphy/Patti LuPone. Done.
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:00pm
Donna Murphy as Miranda, Philippa Soo as Andie and Ashley Park as Emily
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:11pm

Just basing it off of the movie (as we don't know what direction the score will ultimately go in at the point), and of course Anna Wintour herself, Patti LuPone would not be my choice for a character who comes across as almost detached in her biting, icy, elegance. For me, personally, I feel as if so much of Patti's power comes from her brassiness and fire, neither of which scream Miranda Priestly to me.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:26pm

AEA AGMA SM said: "Just basing it off of the movie (as we don't know what direction the score will ultimately go in at the point), and of course Anna Wintour herself, Patti LuPone would not be my choice for a character who comes across as almost detached in her biting, icy, elegance. For me, personally, I feel as if so much of Patti's power comes from her brassiness and fire, neither of which scream Miranda Priestly to me."

She can do detached and icy elegance, but yes I'd prefer Donna Murphy or ... (I'm really sorry but I just think this could work) Idina Menzel in that role.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:29pm

I could see Katrina Lenk as Miranda.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:34pm

Um Kulthum said: "I could see Katrina Lenk as Miranda."

I like Lenk as an actress. But, she’s not the first person I think of in that role. She might read a tad young. 

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 2:56pm
I’m still hooked on the idea of Carmen Cusack. She’d be amazing.
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 3:02pm

AEA AGMA SM said: "Just basing it off of the movie (as we don't know what direction the score will ultimately go in at the point), and of course Anna Wintour herself, Patti LuPone would not be my choice for a character who comes across as almost detached in her biting, icy, elegance. For me, personally, I feel as if so much of Patti's power comes from her brassiness and fire, neither of which scream Miranda Priestly to me."

Totally agree.  I always enjoy Patti Lupone in anything, but this also seems like miscasting to me.  Would love to see Donna Murphy get her chance to star in a new big musical...a long time since passion.  She would be perfect in the roll and Elton John's name associated with that title would sell plenty of tickets.  I think Phillippa Soo will be too old for the role of Andie by the time it opens.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 3:16pm
I think Bernadette Peters would be a great Miranda. She could play the icy fashion icon part, while also giving her a touch of humanity and vulnerability.
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 4:02pm

Jarethan said: "AEA AGMA SM said: "Just basing it off of the movie (as we don't know what direction the score will ultimately go in at the point), and of course Anna Wintour herself, Patti LuPone would not be my choice for a character who comes across as almost detached in her biting, icy, elegance. For me, personally, I feel as if so much of Patti's power comes from her brassiness and fire, neither of which scream Miranda Priestly to me."

Totally agree. I always enjoy Patti Lupone in anything, but this also seems like miscasting to me. Would love to see Donna Murphy get her chance to star in a new big musical...a long time since passion. She would be perfect in the roll and Elton John's name associated with that title would sell plenty of tickets. I think Phillippa Soo will be too old for the role of Andie by the time it opens.
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How about Eva Noblezada? I think Soo reads quite young.  She has the qualities for the role.

 

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 4:30pm
Donna Murphy or Bernadette Peters for sure for Miranda
Would Betty Buckley be too old for Miranda in three years?

I’d also say Eva or Philippa soo. I wonder if micaela diamond would fit the role.

But I would say this show will sell with Elton attached and like one leading lady. Two broadway “names” would amazing though
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 4:46pm
Christine Baranski for Miranda and I could see someone like Sierra Boggess for Andie
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Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:42pm

lucas_glenn said: "Christine Baranski for Miranda and I could see someone like Sierra Boggess for Andie"

The gays would lose their mind. Myself included.

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Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:55pm

I agree, Murphy or Lupone would be great in the Miranda role and would sell tickets. Debra Monk might also be an interesting casting choice. Chillina  Kennedy for Andie

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Posted: 5/15/19 at 12:40am

I think it is important that Andie be in her early twenties for her character to be believable.  I also think the person playing Miranda needs to look great in the clothes or she won't be believable.  She is THE fashion icon.  Don't see Patti or Betty Buckley being convincing, over and above Patti's preference for passionate roles vs. Miranda's cold-as-ice personality.  

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Posted: 5/15/19 at 1:01am
I don't envy whomever is cast as Miranda. She has the thankless job of (a) following Meryl Streep's performance, and (b) more importantly, translating a "subtle" character on stage.

The genius of the film version is that it subverts expectations. Miranda is introduced by the background characters' reaction to her (not even to her, but to the idea that she could enter any second -- genius). We don't even see her face until the elevator doors open. Then, we fully expect her to scream and yell, until suddenly, she talks in an icy, calm manner that throws you off and then you think, "Oh no. This is more terrifying."

I don't know if that could translate well to a stage and how the show's tone will be. Miranda is a figure whom people fear because of what she could do, instead of what she actually does, but it's a musical comedy (?). It would take great acting skills to pull that off and I can't imagine how Miranda's songs will be like as I don't know if the audience can reasonably suspend their disbelief that this person would suddenly belt an aria.
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Posted: 5/15/19 at 1:01am

I would like Miranda to be a Lauren Bacall type--a speaking singer if she must sing at all. I think it would be 'beneath' her character to burst into song and dance---let all the others around her do all that and she just cut through it all with that look and attitude. Someone with a speaking voice like Gwen Verdon. Can you imagine Anna Wintour singing? Neither can I.

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Posted: 5/15/19 at 7:44am

This role IS Patti's next Tony.  Hands down.

BUT, maybe Heather Headley or Louise Pitre or Susan Blackwell.

OR imagine this as a drag role....hmm

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Posted: 5/15/19 at 12:57pm

She has not been on Broadway, but I feel a great Miranda could be Emma Thompson. She was fantastic as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center in 2014 and this would be a perfect debut 

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Posted: 5/15/19 at 1:56pm

Tag said: "This role IS Patti's next Tony. Hands down.

Patti LuPone is 70.  Miranda has twin "tween-age" girls.  Do the math.

Catherine Zeta Jones on the other hand...