As The Devil Wears Prada inches closer to the stage, the Broadway-aimed musical adaptation has tapped a new writer to join the team. Shaina Taub has boarded the project as lyricist, joining the previously announced composer Elton John and book writer Paul Rudnick.
No word yet on a production timeline, casting, or additional creative team members, including a director.
The trio has already begun work crafting material for the show, based on the 2003 novel and the subsequent film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. “We’re all having a blast and I’m delighted with the way the show is shaping up,” says John.
Taub added, “Writing songs with Elton John is a joy and an honor. The Devil Wears Prada is one of my all-time favorite movies. I'm thrilled to join this amazing team in bringing this story about two complex and brilliant women to the stage.”
The former Jonathan Larson Grant recipient has penned music for the Public Theater's adaptations of As You Like It and Twelfth Night for the Public Works initiative, with the latter returning to the Delacorte Theater stage later this summer. Her additional credits include songs for Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats, as well as performances in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and Hadestown Off-Broadway.
Producer Kevin McCollum first announced the musical adaptation in 2015 after partnering with 20th Century Fox. He'll produce alongside Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment.