THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA musical to premiere in Chicago, summer 2020

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https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/prada/

https://devilwearspradamusical.com/

  • July 14 - August 17, 2020

 

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA will be on the next season, on sale October 6, but you can be the first in line! $50 will hold your seats – CLICK HERE for advance access


 

 

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss, she finds herself caught between the dreams she thought she wanted, and the cost of what that reality brings. A joyous, funny, and — of course — ultraglamorous story about navigating life’s runway to discover where you’re meant to be, The Devil Wears Prada is a new musical that gives the hit film a fabulously fresh makeover.

As it turns out, the best fashion statements are sung. Strutting an all-star team, including music by Tony Award winner Sir Elton John (Billy Elliot, Aida), lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Twelfth Night at The Public Theater), a book by Paul Rudnick (In & Out, Jeffrey), music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress), and direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County),The Devil Wears Prada models that getting want you want simply means chasing it down, even in four-inch heels.

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Praying for Donna Murphy in the lead role. 

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I definitely am rooting for Donna Murphy on this.
Wonder if Laura osnes would be a good fit for this show.
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I’m rooting for the lab cast which, if the musical is anything like the movie, is pitch perfect in every way.
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CindersGolightly said: "I’m rooting for the lab cast which, if the musical is anything like the movie, is pitch perfect in every way."

 

Is there a list of the lab cast anywhere?

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Very excited for this one!

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The only casting in that lab that strikes me as truly exciting is Helene Yorke in the Emily Blunt role.

I've very glad to see that this production is being directed and music supervised by women. 

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I just can’t imagine how this show will fill a Broadway stage. Seems like such a small, simple story.
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Love it. Will splurge on a balcony seat for each week of the tryout.
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I love living in Chicago, we've been spoiled these past few Summers w/ pre-Broadway tryouts and I get obsessed: 

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I cannot wait! 

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For me, if you remove Meryl Streep from the equation, you’re not left with much to hang onto. Andy isn’t a particularly compelling character and much of the drama involving her boyfriend and friends is forced. Streep is what elevated the film to success (with some assist from Blunt and Tucci), so I’m having trouble picturing this property without her; what’s the point?
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I just find the casting of Etai Benson as Nate so hysterically perfect and I’m not sure why.

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A big multiple Tony Winner is playing Miranda.
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wicked4l said: "A big multiple Tony Winner is playing Miranda."

The ones that I think could work would be Donna Murphy (obvious choice), Audra (inspired choice), or Patti LuPone (interesting choice but could work).

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wicked4l said: "A big multiple Tony Winner is playing Miranda."

The following are among top Tony winning actresses: Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Donna Murphy, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald, Andrea Martin, Christine Baranski

Not guesses, by the way... lol.

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jacobsnchz14 said: "wicked4l said: "A big multiple Tony Winner is playing Miranda."

The following are among top Tony winning actresses: Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Donna Murphy, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald, Andrea Martin, Christine Baranski

Not guesses, by the way... lol.
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A Christine Baranski Miranda would honestly be my dream. 

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I'd like to see Glenn Close or Vanessa Williams but I'm sure they've got someone great lined up. It's hard to dream cast without hearing the score.

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I could see Ebersole
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Please let it be Audra!!!

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This show is already getting hype from my friends. Their main question is if Meryl will reprise her role.

This will be playing Chicago the same time as SIX next year. I wonder if those two will bring tourists in.
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Multiple Tony winner? Mark Rylance will be brilliant as Miranda!

Honestly, of all the names thrown around, Bernadette and Audra are the two who could take the character in a different direction than Streep.

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I don’t see Audra going near this.
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I’m in the Donna Murphy or bust camp (not really, but sort of). She’s just ideal for the role, and she has such a knack for comedy, especially the kind of comedy that Streep refined so perfectly when she played the role. Ebersole was so incredible in GREY GARDENS, and yet I can’t see her pulling off the type of out-of-the-world genius turn that could turn this into an iconic performance. Christine Baranski would be perfect, but I doubt her GOOD FIGHT schedule would fit with a musical Broadway run (same for Audra, who is brilliant in that show by the way).
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Aw, I’ll be disappointed if Emily Skinner doesn’t continue with it. She’s such an underrated talent.