A Cher musical is officially coming to Broadway
The production will tell Cher's life story using some of her greatest hits. Cher, one of the most prolific entertainers of all time, will soon let fans get a glimpse of what her legendary life is really like with an upcoming Broadway production. "Just got off phone with writer and director of musical," the diva shared in a tweet Tuesday. "There will [be] performance in theatre with actors, dancers,singers. It’ll [be] on Broadway 2018.”
According to the New York Post, Rick Elice, the Tony award-winning writer behind "Jersey Boys" and "Peter and the Starcatcher," wrote Cher’s story in great detail. The play also recruited "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller and "Avenue Q" director Jason Moore to helm the project. The show will reportedly feature several of Cher’s mega-hits, including "I Got You Babe," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Take Me Home," "Believe," and "If I Could Turn Back Time." A November 2016 casting notice, shared by Playbill, revealed some of the musical’s juicy details. It read:
“In this production, the characters of BABE, LADY, and STAR represent Cher at different moments of her life- starting as a teenager who falls for Sonny Bono (BABE), a successful music star navigating the challenges of the entertainment industry (LADY) and the lady we know today with a fascinating wealth of life experience, successes, and failures (STAR). Aside from Babe, Lady, Star, Sonny Bono, and Georgia, other roles may be paired together to have the actors double or triple up on the roles.” In January, Cher tweeted more behind-the-scenes details of the play, saying: "I sobbed and laughed, and I was prepared not to like it. Audience clapped after songs, and gave it standing a ovation." We are sure general audiences will react the same way in 2018.