The Devil Wears Prada’ musical opens in Chicago

The reason Lauren Weisberger’s satirical memoir “The Devil Wears Prada” became famous

 It’s because Weisberger was self-aware enough to see that the thirst for power included herself.

she took out her knives and dissected the terrifying tastemaker Miranda, a stand-in for Anna Wintou

Brooklyn-style cocktail of stubble-faced chefs and Twitter warriors.

Weisberger knew that ambitious 20-somethings desperate for glam media jobs will ice their elders quicker than they can say

So, of course, did Streep and Hathaway, immensely skilled players both

 Devil Wears Prada,” which features a book by Kate Wetherhead and a score by Elton John and that opened Sunday night in a Chicago

Job one is the addition of more wit and irreverence to Wetherhead’s book and Shaina Taub’s lyrics.

Job one is the addition of more wit and irreverence to Wetherhead’s book and Shaina Taub’s lyrics.

It was absolutely not about learning moral lessons.

 Act 1 close and a scene early in Act 2. The former is an on-the-nose, red-devil fantasia, which is frankly awful

Act 2 finds its way with a cool scenic transition from designers Christine Jones and Brett Banakis that finally evokes some of the “La La Land