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The Satan Wears Prada already has a vital scene about belts, however now it’s going to have so many extra belts, particularly of the singing selection. Beth Leavel, a two-time Tony winner lately heard sustaining C naturals for an inhuman amount of time in The Promenade, will star as Miranda Priestly within the long-in-development musical adaptation of the Meryl Streep–Anne Hathaway film, which will even star Head Over Heels’ Taylor Iman Jones as Andy. Sir Elton John is writing the music for the present, which actually tracks with the casting of stars who can belt, whereas Shaina Taub (who’s been concerned in writing music for the Public’s Public Works sequence, together with Twelfth Night) is writing the lyrics. The musical has a ebook from Paul Rudnick (In & Out), Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County) is directing, and James Alsop, the choreographer who worked with Beyoncé on “Run the World (Ladies),” will choreograph.
The musical packaged this casting announcement with the information that it’s going to premiere in Chicago for a pre-Broadway tryout a 12 months later than beforehand introduced, in the summertime of 2021 as a substitute of 2020. It’s typically not the perfect signal for a manufacturing as large as this one to push issues again a 12 months, however these types of musicals do are likely to take a whole lot of time to gestate. They’re most likely simply determining tips on how to flip all of your viral tweets about how Andy’s boyfriend is the actual villain right into a patter track.