Tony Winner Anna D. Shapiro to Direct The Devil Wears Prada
Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County) will direct the upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, which, as previously announced, will feature music by Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and book by Paul Rudnick. A production timeline and casting will be announced at a later date.
Based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 film adaptation from Fox 2000 Pictures, The Devil Wears Prada is described as "the story of Andy Sachs, a smart, curious and innocent young woman making her way in the world. Andy's a few years out of college and while she's determined to become a serious writer, she's waylaid into a job as a second assistant at Runway, the world's foremost fashion magazine. Andy ends up working for Miranda Priestly, Runway's legendary, notorious editor in chief. Miranda is brilliant, impossibly demanding and merciless, and she introduces Andy to 15-hour workdays, the glory and complexity of fashion, and the dazzle of Fashion Week in Paris. Along the way, Andy finds friendship, romance, and a killer wardrobe. She also begins to grow up and decide exactly who she truly wants to be, amid the many temptations of a high-octane Manhattan career."
"I am truly honored to be a part of this incredible project," Shapiro said in a statement. "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."