First teased as far back as 2012, Cher: The Musical has been written by Jersey Boys co-creator Rick Elice, and will focus on three stages of the entertainer's life, with a different actor playing her in each part. According to Paybill.com, the show follows "the characters of BABE, LADY, and STAR (that) 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)." Featuring some of the biggest hits from Cher's six decade-spanning back catalogue, the production will be directed by Pitch Perfect's Jason Moore, with the guys behind smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez, set to produce. Cher previously tweeted her approval of the show following an early read-through back in January, writing: "I sobbed & laughed, & I was prepared not 2like it. Audience clapped after songs, & gave it standing ovation."
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
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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