Elton John Previews “The Devil Wears Prada: The Musical”

Elton John is part of the upcoming musical based on the book/movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” and it sounds like he was more than excited to write music for the show.

“It’s one of my favorite films and the subject matter in the film screams out for music, as well,” he tells “People.” “But I just thought, ‘You have to have characters that you can write [songs] for, and you have to have a backdrop which can inspire you musically,’ and the film does.”

The musical is set to open July 19th in Chicago and run through August 21st, and Elton gave the mag a preview of some tunes, including “Dress Your Way Up,” “When a Legend Is Born” and, “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Elton describes the music as “modern” noting about the show, “”Everyone involved so far has been so enthusiastic, and it’s been a dream,” adding, audiences will, “walk out elated.”