The Devil Wears Prada on Broadway Show Information and History

The Devil Wears Prada Summary

  • Show Status: Future
  • Genre: Musical
  • The Devil Wears Prada is 2 Hours 20 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: January 11, 2023
  • Show Opens: February 2, 2023
  • Show Closes: Open ended

An aspiring journalist attempts to survive her job as the assistant to a merciless editor at the world's most illustrious fashion magazine.

The Devil Wears Prada on Broadway Background

The Devil Wears Prada is a Broadway adaptation of Lauren Weiseberger’s 2003 novel of the same name. Upon the books release, it held a spot on the New York Times Best Seller List for six months and went on to receive a film adaptation in 2006. The film featured an all-star cast including Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and Anne Hatheway, as well as a strong supporting cast including Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci and Adrian Grenier. The film would go on to earn multiple Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.” The story is loosely based on Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine and she is infamous for allegedly treating her staff very poorly.

The Broadway adaptation of this award winning story is directed by Anna D. Shapiro, who is an American theatre director and is the the artistic director of the Steppenwolf Theater Company. In 2008, Shapiro received a Tony Award for “Best Direction” for her work on August: Osage County and brings similar levels of enthusiasm to this production. The show features music from songwriting legend Sir Elton John with lyrics by Shaina Taub. This creative writing duo successfully encapsulate the same feelings of passion and stress, that exist in both the book and film versions, that now exist in the new musical score.

The production premieres at Chicago’s CIBC Theatre from July 13 through Aug. 15, 2021, which is one year later than expected and the Broadway opening is anticipated shortly thereafter.

What’s The Devil Wears Prada Like?

The Devil Wears Prada follows protagonist Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a recent college graduate and aspiring journalist trying to forge a career in the competitive environment of New York City. When she cannot find her dream job, she accepts a position as a fashion assistant in a New York magazine. Despite her initial feelings about the fashion industry, she accepts a position as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. Priestly is an accomplished, yet insatiable, fashion critic who pulls no punches when it comes to her employees. Andy begins working 15 hour workdays and slowly alters nearly every aspect of her personality to better suit her new line of work. While this is an exciting work experience at first, Andy must ultimately decide who she really is, what she wants out of life and what she is prepared to give up.

Is The Devil Wears Prada Good for Kids?

This show is suitable for children of all ages, however certain scenes may be intense and frightening to younger children, especially when Priestly does her best to act like a real-life Cruella De Vil.

Theatre Information

Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,232
Entrance: 41st Street between 7th and 8th avenues
Theatre Information

Nederlander Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Miranda Priestly
Beth Leavel
Andy Sachs
Taylor Iman Jones


Kevin McCollum

Fox Stage Productions

Rocket Entertainment

Production Credits

Press Agent

Creative Team

Book & Lyrics
Paul Rudnick
Music & Lyrics
Shaina Taub
Elton John
Anna D Shapiro