Anna D. Shapiro To Direct 'The Devil Wears Prada' Musical

Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro will direct the upcoming musical The Devil Wears Prada, with music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and book by Paul Rudnick.

On the announcement, Ms. Shapiro said in a press release, "I am truly honored to be a part of this incredible project. Working with Shaina, Paul, and Sir Elton has already proven to be one of the great thrills of my career, and I look forward to bringing Lauren's beloved world to the stage.

The Devil Wears Prada, based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 blockbuster film, the new musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions, and Rocket Entertainment. Casting and dates will be announced at a later date.

Photo: Frank Ishman

Anna D. Shapiro is a Tony Award-winning director and artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She has directed several notable productions at Steppenwolf, including August: Osage County(2008 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Motherfucker with the Hat (also on Broadway, 2011 Tony nomination for Best Director), The Minutes,Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, and Man from Nebraska. Broadway credits include Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, Straight White Men,Of Mice and Men, and the 2014 production of This Is Our Youth. Shapiro is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia College, and the recipient of a 1996 Princess Grace Award, as well as the 2010 Princess Grace Statue Award. She is a professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre withan endowed Chair teaching in the Directing and Acting MFA programs.