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The Devil Wears Prada musical reveals its Andy and Emily


The Devil Wears Prada, originally a literary masterpiece that hit the scene with furor in 2003 as a novel by Lauren Weisberger, is now getting a brand new turn as an Elton John-led stage musical starring Vanessa Williams and Matt Henry.

The tale of a young, aspiring assistant in the brutal, fast-paced fashion world with a demon for a boss was an instant hit, especially after it was adapted into a hit film a few years later starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt. The stage production is all set to give this classic a brand new sound and has just revealed who it has cast to play its leading ladies, Andy and Emily.

One nod is good, two nods is very good.

The play follows Andrea "Andy" Sachs, a young woman entering the corporate world. She bags a job as an assistant at a company headed by one Miranda Priestly, the archetypical boss from hell - except in this version, we swap out the pitchfork tail for some pointy stiletto heels.

The 2006 film delivered on every front, from the script and the acting to the cinematography and the costume design. Streep, Hathaway, and Blunt created such iconic roles that it's hard to imagine anyone else in them. Yet, the story's new avatar as a stage adaptation is already creating buzz.

"Oh, don't be silly - EVERYONE wants this."

The West End's Dominion Theatre is gearing up to stage a production of The Devil Wears Prada this fall and has just dropped its cast list. The lead duo of Emily and Andy will be played by Amy Di Bartolomeo (SIX: The Musical, We Will Rock You) and Georgie Buckland (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, City of Angels). Both actresses have earned acclaim for their past work and are undoubtedly going to deliver in this musical as well.

While the titular devil is a reference to Miranda's Priestly, the heart of the film is undoubtedly in the journey Andy takes to discover herself and what she truly wants out of her career. Emily, someone who straddles the worlds of these two women with her desire to be an ambitious go-getter and her inability to be anything but kind when it all boils down to it, adds further nuance to the story. The interactions between them in the movie characterize how the plot unfolds, which makes the casting of Buckland and Bartolomeo all the more exciting.

The duo joins the inimitable Vanessa Williams as Miranda Priestly and Matt Henry as Nigel. The musical also features music by Elton John with lyrics by Shaina Taub and the production will be directed by Jerry Mitchell.

With such brilliance at the helm, it's hard to imagine this musical being anything but a riot in blood-red pumps.

Keep your pearls and pumps ready for the opening of The Devil Wears Prada at the Dominion Theatre on October 24, 2024.

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