The book version of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was released in 2003 and became a New York Times Bestseller. The film version was released in 2006 starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The first preview performance took place on July 19, 2022. After the Chicago run, it is planned to head to Broadway.
Andy is a new college graduate who has been looking for a job for six months. At the last minute, she gets an interview at Runway magazine with the Chief Editor, Miranda. She doesn’t know much about fashion, but she still surprisingly gets the job. She struggles with the work at first, but with the help of Nigel she gets a makeover and begins to fit in. While she is laser focused on her career, her friends and boyfriend feel neglected. Will she find a balance between her work and personal life?
A handful of the songs by Elton John are great. However, another handful could use some work. There is a good balance between the amount of dialog and the songs.
Taylor Iman Jones is excellent as Andy. She truly transforms from the beginning of the show to the end. Beth Leavel is fierce as Miranda. She is a strong and powerful boss. Javier Muñoz (Hamilton and In The Heights on Broadway) is great as Nigel, who has an excellent song in the second half.
The outfits in the show are stunning in appearance and in number. The set is also impressive as it spins around and as it tranforms from New York to Paris. It is definitely Broadway quality.
Cost of a ticket: $153 (Back Orchestra)
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price –
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets now for The Devil Wears Prada through August 21st!