The upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada has tapped Anna D. Shapiro to direct the show, which is eyeing an eventual Broadway run.
The story of an aspiring writer who works for the magazine editor from hell has previously been a best-selling book (by Lauren Weisberger) and a hit movie with Meryl Streep. The stage show features music by Elton, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and book by Paul Rudnick.
The new musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions, and Rocket Entertainment. The producers said that a production plan and casting will be announced at a later date.
Shapiro is the artistic director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She previously won a Tony Award for directing August: Osage County.
On the announcement, Ms. Shapiro said, "I am truly honoured 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."