'Prada' musical delayed, will open in Chicago in 2021

  • Taylor Iman Jones was announced to star as fashion magazine intern Andrea "Andy" Sachs for the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2021.

    Taylor Iman Jones was announced to star as fashion magazine intern Andrea "Andy" Sachs for the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2021.

  • Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel will star as Miranda Priestly for the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2021.

    Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel will star as Miranda Priestly for the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2021. Courtesy of Nathan Johnson

 
 
Updated 12/3/2019 4:57 PM

Chicago audiences will have to wait a year longer for fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly to sing.

Broadway in Chicago announced Tuesday that "The Devil Wears Prada" musical will now play the city at the CIBC Theatre from July 13 to Aug. 15, 2021. The pre-Broadway world premiere was originally slated to start in July 2020 at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel ("The Drowsy Chaperone," "The Prom") was announced to star as Priestly, while Broadway veteran Taylor Iman Jones ("Groundhog Day," "Head Over Heels") will play the journalism intern Andrea "Andy" Sachs. MTV Video Music Award-winner James Alsop, known for working with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, has joined the production as choreographer.

This musical adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 blockbuster film was previously announced to feature a score by composer Elton John and lyricist Shaina Taub, plus a script by Paul Rudnick. Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Anna D. Shapiro is still slated to direct.

For more information, visit broadwayinchicago.com.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.