Author, director and Broadway actress, Kate Wetherhead, is slated to write the book for the new Broadway bound musical The Devil Wears Prada with playwright Paul Rudnick.
The creative team for The Devil Wears Prada includes an original score with music by Elton John and lyrics by Shaina Taub. The company is led by the Tony Award-winning director, Anna D. Shapiro, book co-writer Paul Rudnick, music supervisor Nadia DiGiallonardo, and choreographer James Alsop.
“I am thrilled and honored to have joined the Prada team,” said Ms. Wetherhead, and “I can’t wait to help bring this iconic story to Broadway, and beyond.”
Kate Wetherhead is the co-creator, writer, director and star of the online comedy Submissions Only, as well as co-author of theJack & Louisa book series for Penguin Workshop. As an actor, Ms. Wetherhead has appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Legally Blonde. She has numerous Off-Broadway and regional credits including The Other JoshCohen (Drama Desk nomination), Hurricane Diane and Ordinary Days.
Director Anna D. Shapiro said, "From the beginning, the Prada team has been incredible. To now be able to add Kate, who is both an extraordinary writer and a musical theatre genius, is more than I could have dreamed. Kate adds a deft and original touch to this iconic work and it's been a joy watching her make it her own."
The Devil Wears Prada will play a pre-Broadway, world premiere engagement July 19, 2022 - August 21, 2022, at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre.