A Musical About Cher’s Life Is Coming To Broadway
It’s great news for Cher fans, as a musical about the legendary singer is coming to Broadway next year!
It will tell the story of her life so far, and of course see some of her biggest hits performed on stage.
The 71-year old took to Twitter last night to announce the news.
Just got off phone [with the] writer and director of musical. There will [be a] performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers. It’ll [be] on Broadway 2018.
Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will 🐝 performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS‼️
IT'll 🐝ON BROADWAY 2018
— Cher (@cher) June 7, 2017
Rumours of Cher’s musical arose in January of this year when she was seen attending a read-through of the script.
The upcoming show already has some very talented people behind it.
Jason Moore, known for his work on Pitch Perfect, will take the directing lead for the impending stage show.
And Rick Elice, the talented writer behind Jersey Boys, will also pen his skills to the Cher adaptation.
Even though we’d love to see Cher herself take to the stage, three actresses will represent the singer at different points of her life in the story.
Tony award winning actress, Lena Hall, who plays Nicola in Kinky Boots, is one of them.
After the table-read of the production earlier this year, Cher expressed her excitement for the new show, saying,
Just walked [off] the musical. I sobbed & laughed & I was prepared not [to] like it. Audience clapped after songs & gave it [a] standing ovation.
Just walked Of the musical✨💖✨I SOBBED & LAUGHED,& I WAS PREPARED NOT 2LIKE IT.
AUDIENCE CLAPPED AFTER SONGS,& GAVE IT STANDING OVATION🎂
— Cher (@cher) January 17, 2017
With long-lasting hits such as ‘Believe’ and ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, Cher certainly holds the collection of songs needed for a standout musical.
The California-born star isn’t new to the world of Broadway herself, making her debut on the stage in 1982.
From Silkwood to Mask and Moonstruck, Cher was widely loved by critics for her stage performances.
Her self-titled musical hasn’t been given an exact release date but will definitely appear on Broadway in 2018.
She received the Icon Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, saying in her acceptance speech,
I’ve wanted to do what I do since I was four years-oldAnd I’ve been doing it for 53 years … I’m 71 yesterday. And I can do a five-minute plank, ok? Just saying.