Cher fans will soon be able to turn back time—on Broadway!
The Cher Show will be hitting the Great White Way in the fall of 2018, following a brief first-run in Chicago. Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical) will be directing, Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) will be writing the book (or narrative structure of the musical), and Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) will be choreographing.
In a statement, Cher said, “We have been discussing this musical for 10 years. It’s exciting and scary.”
Taking a page from the legendary star’s flamboyant and fun life, The Cher Show will not be your typical Broadway musical. Instead, it will take place in a “closet” of sorts of her life and be akin to a variety show, ala her classic ’70s TV show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Three actresses will portray Cher at different stages. Actors will also be playing her late husbands, Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman, and Bob Mackie, who crafted some of her most iconic costumes and ensembles over the years.
Producer Flody Suarez was inspired to create a musical ten years ago, thanks to a greatest-hits album by the Oscar-winning actress and singer. Cher’s story is perfect for the stage, Suarez told the New York Times: “The show is very funny, emotional, and really tells you how Cher managed to keep knocking down doors that were closed against her—she forced people to see her. She’s had a big roller coaster of a life, and it’s all played out in the media, but this show lets the audience underneath all of that, to see what they didn’t see in the tabloids.”
With nearly three dozen of her most popular songs and a lifetime of stories and fabulous clothes, The Cher Show will be bringing down the house on Broadway next year.
Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will ???? performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS??— Cher (@cher) June 7, 2017
IT'll ????ON BROADWAY 2018