A musical about the life and career of Cher is currently being written. Cher herself will be part of the production and writing!
the lady herself!
The musical, which will also feature many of the superstar’s songs will present the singer’s life before and after fame. Three actresses will play Cher, at three different times in her life. The first, before she met her partner, Sonny Bono, the next after they had separated in 1999 and the last will play her in the present day. It is hoped that the show will open in New York’s theatre district, Broadway first.
Her biggest hits include ‘Believe’, ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ and ‘The Beat Goes On’.
This announcement comes after another pop act-inspired musical, Viva Forever (Spice Girls) is set to open in the West End this year. Meanwhile Thriller Live! (Michael Jackson-inspired) and Jersey Boys, (telling the story of The Four Seasons) among others are still going strong in the West End!
However, the production process will be slow and although the aim is to open on Broadway, there have been no official announcements as to when or where it’ll open.
There was surprisingly positive responses on Twitter to this announcement!
Are you excited for the prospects of this musical or is Cher really not your thing?!