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Shaina Taub Joins Elton John and Paul Rudnick on The Devil Wears Prada

The Broadway-bound screen-to-stage adaptation adds another creative team member.

Shaina Taub will write songs for the Broadway-bound Devil Wears Prada musical with Sir Elton John.
Shaina Taub will write songs for the Broadway-bound Devil Wears Prada musical with Sir Elton John.
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It was announced today that Shaina Taub has joined Sir Elton John (music) and Paul Rudnick (book) on the writing team for The Devil Wears Prada, a new musical in development for Broadway. Based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 blockbuster film from Fox 2000 Pictures, the musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions, and Rocket Entertainment. A production time-line and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.

Taub has written scores for the acclaimed Public Works productions of As You Like It and Twelfth Night, as well as the score for Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats, in which she also costarred. She earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination performing in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and appeared in Hadestown at New York Theatre Workshop (both directed by Rachel Chavkin). Taub has released two albums, Visitors and Die Happy, and is currently writing a new musical about Alice Paul and the American women's suffrage movement.

"Writing songs with Elton John is a joy and an honor," said Taub. "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 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. The Devil Wears Prada explores a world that's passionate, comic, and touching: as Andy discovers, it's a great ride."