Anna D. Shapiro to Direct THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical

Anna D. Shapiro to Direct THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro has been announced as the director of the in-development musicalization of “The Devil Wears Prada,” featuring music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub and a book by Paul Rudnick.

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 film, the Broadway-bound musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions, and Rocket Entertainment.

“I am truly honored to be a part of this incredible project. Working with Shaina, Paul, and Sir Elton has already proven to be one of the great thrills of my career, and I look forward to bringing Lauren’s beloved world to the stage,” said Shapiro, who won the Tony Award in 2008 for directing “August: Osage County” and received a Tony nomination for directing “The Motherfucker with the Hat” in 2011.

A production time-line is yet to be announced, including whether an out-of-town tryout will take place.

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