A 'Devil Wears Prada' musical is on the way, and the score is written by Elton John

A 'Devil Wears Prada' musical is on the way, and the score is written by Elton John

A Devil Wears Prada musical is in the works and its score is being written by none other than Elton John.

The musical will be based on both Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel and the 2006 cinematic adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. It is scheduled to begin its run on July 14 next summer at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago.

A scene from the Devil Wears Prada. Credit: 20th Century Fox

In case your memory needs refreshing, the story centers around Andy, an aspiring writer who bags herself a job at a fashion magazine under boss Miranda, who quite literally makes her life a living hell.

While casting for the musical has yet to be officially announced, we do already know a number of titillating details.

In addition to Elton John's role, it will also also be written by Shaina Taub and Paul Rudnick. The cast will be chosen by Stephen Kopel, with its music overseen by Nadia DiGiallonardo.

Helen Mirren in the Devil Wears Prada. Credit: 20th Century Fox

Naturally, the musical will make its way to Broadway too; the date of which is not yet known, though its Chicago run will last until August 16.

Presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical, the musical is being produced by Kevin McCollum and Rocket Entertainment.

The first reading took place in July in New York, and while many might have dreamed of Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep reprising their roles from the movie, they were filled with new acting talent.

A scene from the Devil Wears Prada. Credit: 20th Century Fox

Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner played the fashion magazine titan that is Miranda Priestly and Krystina Alabado (who starred in Broadway's Mean Girls) took on the role of her fledgling assistant, Andy Sachs.

However, because the musical is still in development, just about anything could change in terms of casting.

Regardless, tickets are already on sale and can be purchased for groups of ten or more from the Broadway In Chicago Group.