Elton John's upcoming Broadway aimed musical version of The Devil Wears Prada has tapped songwriter Shaina Taub to write lyrics for the project, joining Elton who's composing the music and book writer Paul Rudnick. Elton said in a statement announcing Taub joining the project, "We’re all having a blast and I’m delighted with the way the show is shaping up."

Playbill.com posted background on Taub, writing, "The former Jonathan Larson Grant recipient has penned music for the Public Theater's adaptations of As You Like It and Twelfth Night for the Public Works initiative, with the latter returning to the Delacorte Theater stage later this summer. Her additional credits include songs for Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats, as well as performances in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812 and Hadestown Off-Broadway."

No casting announcements, prospective opening dates, or possible theaters have been rolled out yet for the production.

Elton John has always remained a composer at heart -- with his theater projects finding him teaming up with the likes of Lee Hall for Billy Elliot and Tim Rice for The Lion King and Aida. With Elton's partnership with Bernie Taupin having reached its 50th anniversary, they are without a doubt the longest running songwriting team in rock. Although Taupin has gone on to write music in his solo career, Elton is happy solely remaining a melody man: "I was never interested in writing lyrics, 'cause I never really thought I was any good at it, so I just stuck. . . I knew I could write melodies and I liked Bernie's lyrics, so I just, sort of, left it at that, and that's the way it stayed, really."

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