Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:01 PM Elton John-scored 'Devil Wears Prada, the Musical' eviscerated by critics trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:01 PM Elton John-scored 'Devil Wears Prada, the Musical' eviscerated by critics trends now
Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:01 PM Elton John-scored 'Devil Wears Prada, the Musical' eviscerated by critics trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:01 PM Elton John-scored 'Devil Wears Prada, the Musical' eviscerated by critics trends now

The Elton John-scored musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada was eviscerated by critics after its opening performance in at the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago on Sunday.

The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical, is currently on its world premiere before a scheduled 2023 Broadway debut, but its best reviews say it is far from ready for the NYC stage.

The worst reviews have critics calling it an irredeemable fiasco, citing boring music, zero style, and flat characters.

'Call the Fashion Police,' wrote critic Johnny Oleksinski in The New York Post, 'The alarmingly un-fun and sluggish show with a score by Elton John and Shaina Taub is a dud about duds, and the worst screen-to-stage move in recent memory.'

'Every song is lousy, and there is nothing here worth fixing,' he added. 

The show was adapted from Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel about less-than-stylish hopeful journalist Andy Sachs serving as assistant to major New York City fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly - well understood to be a stand-in for Anna Wintour - which itself was later turned into a the beloved film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

The show pulled out all the stops in its production, hiring rocker and hit-tested Broadway songwriter Elton John to handle the score

The show pulled out all the stops in its production, hiring rocker and hit-tested Broadway songwriter Elton John to handle the score

Elton John pays a visit to the cast of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical on August 3 in Chicago

Elton John pays a visit to the cast of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical on August 3 in Chicago

The show pulled out all the stops in its production, hiring rocker and hit-tested Broadway songwriter Elton John to handle the score, and Tony award winner Beth Leavel to play Runway magazine editor Miranda. 

Despite its star power and glamorous subject, however, the musical seemed to do anything but shine on Sunday evening. 

''The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical' runs the gamut from mildly

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