Full casting has been announced for The Devil Wears Prada's upcoming pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago, which, as previously announced, will star Taylor Iman Jones as Andy Sachs and Tony winner Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestly. The production will play a five-week engagement at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre July 19–August 21.
Joining Jones and Leavel are Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) as Nigel Owens, Christiana Cole as Lauren, Megan Masako Haley (Wicked, Mean Girls) as Emily Charlton, Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill, Waitress) as Kayla, Michael Tacconi (The Cher Show) as Nate Angstrom, and Christian Thompson (Ain’t Too Proud) as Christian Thompson.
The ensemble will comprise Kyle Brown, JoJo Carmichael, Olivia Cipolla, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Audrey Douglass, Hannah Douglass, Madison Fendley, Cailen Fu, Michael Samarie George, Henry Gottfried, Marya Grandy, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Liana Hunt, Amber Jackson, Chris Jarosz, Carlos A. Jimenez, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Anthony Murphy, Jim Ortlieb, Johnathan Rice, Sawyer Smith, Terrance Spencer, and CJ Tyson.
Based on the film and novel, the new musical is directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, and features music by Tony, Grammy, and Oscar winner Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and a book by Kate Wetherhead. Also on the creative team are music supervisor Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress) and choreographer James Alsop (Beyoncé's "Run the World," Girls5Eva). Paul Rudnick, previously announced to co-write the musical's book with Wetherhead, has departed the production.
The musical will follow the fictional Runway Magazine, run by the ruthlessly exacting Miranda Priestly, and Andy Sachs, who starts her career there as Priestly's assistant. The project is produced by Kevin McCollum and Rocket Entertainment / David Furnish, and presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.