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The Devil Wears Prada Musical‘s foremost star has simply been introduced, and it is a massive one.

Rumours have been flying for months about who will tackle the long-lasting function of Runway Magazine’s devilish editor, Miranda Priestly, with names like Hannah Waddingham and Gillian Anderson on the high of the checklist. But the official announcement has stunned all.

Vanessa Williams has simply been confirmed because the high-heeled demon for the West End present, and he or she’s already moving into character.

With lyrics written by the legendary Elton John, this adaptation of the bestselling novel and the 2006 film of the identical identify will ship viewers again into the world of Runway Magazine with a brand new spin.

The present is because of start in October, 2024and can run till May, 2025 – so there’s loads of time to see the fabulous rendition of the story.

The Devil Wears Prada Musical will discover its new residence in London’s Dominion Theatreon Tottenham Court Roadthe place it will (for now) reside all through its tenure.

Williams is, in fact, a large identify within the theatre world, and we now have all the data you want on her beneath.

Tickets for the present are out proper now. Lots of them are being bought by London Theatre Direct – one of many largest ticket-sellers within the West End.

The firm’s Director of Business Development, Ryan Woods, commented: “We are thrilled to be the priority agent for The Devil Wears Prada musical. This will undoubtedly be one of the biggest new shows to open in London for a long time. An iconic film along, music by the legendary Elton John and with Jerry Mitchell at the helm – tickets will be flying out the door! Everyone wants a feel-good fabulous night out and this is going to be it!”

Here’s all the data you want on easy methods to get The Devil Wears Prada – The Musical tickets now:

Miranda Priestly can be performed by Vanessa Williams in The Devil Wears Prada The Musical in London’s West End.

Williams is the American actress who’s finest recognized for TV reveals Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives, in addition to numerous motion pictures and theatre productions.

Williams’ casting announcement got here within the type of a sassy video posted on the official Devil Wears Prada Musical Twitter account, the place she instructed followers to cease “sitting there – go buy tickets, or something!”

On becoming a member of the forged, and taking up Meryl Streep’s function from the 2006 film, Williams mentioned: “Bringing Miranda Priestly to life in the West End is an absolute dream come true. Gird your loins, folks.”

At the time of writing, the remainder of the official forged of The Devil Wears Prada Musical has not but been launched.

However, she’ll be in good firm, as The Devil Wears Prada Musical’s wider manufacturing workforce is a star-studded affair.

The award-winning inventive workforce consists of Elton John (Tammy Faye, Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Lion King), new course & choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman, Hairspray), lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Suffs), e-book by Kate Wetherhead (Ever After, Submissions Only), set design by Tim Hatley (Life of Pi, Back to the Future), costume design by Gregg Barnes (Some Like It Hot, Legally Blonde), lighting design by Bruno Poet (The Tina Turner Musical, Frankenstein), sound design by Gareth Owen (Come From Away, & Juliet) and casting by Jill Green CDG.

This article can be up to date when extra forged members have been introduced.

The Devil Wears Prada Musical is predicated on the bestselling e-book of the identical identify (sans “musical”), which was written by Lauren Weisberger.

The official synopsis of the musical is beneath:

“Fresh out of college, aspiring journalist Andy scores a job at the prestigious Runway magazine working for fashion’s most powerful and terrifying icon – editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. Sacrificing her personal life to meet Miranda’s impossible demands, Andy finds herself seduced by the glamorous world she once despised. How far will she go to succeed… and will it be worth selling her soul to get what she’s always wanted?”

The Devil Wears Prada Musical is about to happen in London’s Dominion Theatre.

This 2,000+ capability venue is situated on Tottenham Court Road and is a former cinema owned by the Nederlander Organisation.

At the time of writing, the Dominion Theatre is residence to Grease The Musical.