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Vanessa Williams to star as Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical in London

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Vanessa Williams to star as Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical in London

Vanessa Williams, 60, and the producers of the upcoming London musical adaptation of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ announced that Williams  will play the iconic fictional Runway magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly when the show begins performances in October.  Williams said per Variety: “Bringing Miranda Priestly to life in the West End is an absolute dream come true. Gird your loins, folks.”

Williams and the production’s Instagram account shared videos of her in character as Miranda to make the announcement.  Williams wrote in a caption to one post “Yes…it’s me ,”and another video she shared shows her entering the fictional magazine’s offices in character.  Williams says the video: “Don’t just sit there. Buy tickets, or something” adding in the caption of the post: “that’s All…now buy some tickets to @pradawestend #thehouseofmiranda.”

The Devil Wears Prada musical adaptation first opened in Chicago in 2022. The musical is based on the 2006 movie of the same name, which was based on author Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel. Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel played Miranda Priestly at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in London prior to the production’s move to the West End. The Devil Wears Prada musical will hold an exclusively preview engagement at Theatre Royal Plymouth in Plymouth, U.K., this July prior to its opening on the West End, as the production previously announced. The show opens at London’s Dominion Theatre in October.

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