Do you believe?
“The Cher Show,” a new musical based on the life and career of the singer and actress, is Broadway-bound.
The show will first open in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre. Previews begin on June 12 of next year, and the limited engagement will run through July 15. Then, in fall of 2018 “The Cher Show” plans to open at the Neil Simon Theatre in Manhattan.
“My life as a musical on Broadway. It seems crazy, exciting and bizarre — but that’s probably how my life seems to most people,” Cher said in a statement.
Cher has a decades-long, multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry, earning a Grammy, Emmy, Academy Award, and three Golden Globes. She’s known for hit songs including “Believe,” “I Got You Babe,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” She made her own Broadway debut in 1982 in “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”
“The Cher Show” comes courtesy of a number of Broadway veterans. Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys”) wrote the book, Jason Moore (Avenue Q) is the director, and Christopher Gattelli (“Newsies”) handled choreography. Daryl Waters (“Memphis”) is responsible for orchestrations, arrangements, and musical supervision.
The new musical is produced by Flody Suarez (“What’s New Pussycat”) and Jeffrey Seller (“Hamilton”).