Vanessa Williams Cast as Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical with Music by Elton John

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Vanessa Williams participates in the Pamella Roland style program throughout New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Starrett-Lehigh Building on Feb. 12, 2024.

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Don’t drop and slap your directly the sidewalk at this information, yet there’s a brand-new Miranda Priestly around. Vanessa Williams is readied to represent Runway‘s daunting editorial director in the West End musical of The Devil Wears Prada, the manufacturing introduced on Monday (Feb. 19).

In a video clip shared to Instagram, the singer-actress shows off with a workplace in orangey-red strappy spike heel, guide in her hands, prior to tossing her coat over a workdesk as just Miranda Priestly could, after that taking a seat and pivoting about in her chair to eliminate her sunglasses. “Don’t just sit there,” Williams-as-Miranda states icily to the video camera. “Go buy tickets … or something!”

The reveal — based upon the successful unique and struck 2006 film starring Meryl Streep as Miranda and Anne Hathaway as her less-than-fashion-forward aide — is readied to release in October at London’s Dominion Theatre, and will certainly include an initial rating by five-time Grammy champion Elton John, with verses Shaina Taub, in addition to choreography by Tony champion Jerry Mitchell, that formerly worked with Kinky Boots, Hairspray and a lot more.

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Streep’s renowned representation of the effective editorial director gained her a 2007 Oscar election for finest starlet. But Williams isn’t entering into the function without her very own experience. The vocalist — whose hit “Save the Best for Last” covered the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks in 1992 — has actually played an effective editor herself. She depicted SETTING manager Wilhelmina Slater in the hit ABC dramedy Ugly Betty — which additionally starred America Ferrera — from 2006 to 2010, throughout which she gained 3 Primetime Emmy elections for finest sustaining starlet in a funny.

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