Preliminary casting for The Satan Wears Prada musical is right here: Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) will play Miranda Priestly with Broadway alum Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels, Scotland, PA) as Andy.
Leavel’s involvement with the undertaking is particularly notable on condition that she is enjoying the enduring character created on display by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who will star as Deedee Allen within the Netflix adaptation of The Promenade (a job that Leavel originated that function on Broadway final season).
Additionally becoming a member of the brand new musical is choreographer James Alsop with the opening date getting pushed again to July 13, 2021, with plans to run by August 15, 2021, at Broadway in Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. Extra casting and Broadway plans will probably be introduced at a later time.
Concerning the schedule change, producer Kevin McCollum stated in an announcement, “We realized that we needed extra time to work on the present. Our inventive staff members are in demand around the globe with ridiculous schedules. The brand new dates imply that not solely can we get an excellent theatre in Chicago (the CIBC Theatre), it additionally permits our New York landlord to substantiate the Broadway venue, which implies we’ve got extra time to coordinate our bodily design, advertising and marketing and gross sales plans accordingly.”
The Satan Wears Prada relies on the 2006 movie and 2003 novel of the identical identify. As beforehand reported, the musical has music by Elton John (Billy Elliot, The Lion King), lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Twelfth Evening at The Public Theater), a e-book by Paul Rudnick (In & Out, Jeffrey), music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress), and route by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County). Additionally producing with McCollum are Rocket Leisure, with the manufacturing introduced by particular association with Buena Vista Theatrical.