Elton John to make all the music for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical

A gaggle of bright-eyed 20-somethings moved to NYC in pursuit of glamorous magazine jobs because of the 2006 hit The Devil Wears Prada. With dreams as big as the island itself, these aspiring journalists had only one wish: Please don’t let my boss be anything like Miranda Priestly. Soon fans will relive the Prada moment in musical form.

On Thursday, Broadway producers announced that Elton John and John Rudnick have signed with Fox Stage Productions to create a staged musical based on the film. Elton John will write all the songs for the musical that is sure to sell out night after night. “I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world,” John said, reports the BBC. “I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”

The best-selling novel turned film adaptation has long been rumored to be based off Vogue’s HBIC Anna Wintour. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt were the perfect trio to pull off what the we imagine the mean girls of glossies looks like at any woman’s magazine in the big city. Stanley Tucci and Simon Baker were the perfect male accessories in the Girls Only Club.

A musical is already tricky. A good musical finds that right balance between actual storytelling and the music. Once the music overshadows the storyline it’s gone off the rails. Trying to recreate a classic into a musical is going to be even more challenging. Apparently this undertaking has been in the works since 2015 so there has been ample time to get it right.

“To bring The Devil Wears Prada to the stage, we knew we needed to find artists as inimitable as the characters in the story,” the producers said in a joint statement. “We needed artists whose work has run the gamut, from music and publishing to drama and fashion. We could think of only two names: Elton John and Paul Rudnick. That’s all!”

Tony-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum (Something Rotten!, Hand to God, Lion King) is also on board and said, “Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting. I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”

Prada grossed $326 million worldwide when it hit theaters. Those are enormous prada shoes to fill. We’ll hold tight with abated-breath. For the love of all that is great about Miranda Priestly, make us proud.