The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and career of pop icon Cher, will arrive on Broadway in 2018, according to a tweet posted by the actor.
In her posting Cher writes, “Just got off [the] phone with writer and director of [the] musical. There will [be] performance in [the] theatre with actors, dancers, singers! It’ll [be] on Broadway 2018.”
No official timeline for the production has been announced.
The musical has a book by Tony Award-winning librettist Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher). Avenue Q and Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore directs the project, and Flody Suarez and Hamilton’s Jeffrey Seller are producing.
A November 2016 casting notice revealed several details of the musical’s plot and structure: “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 addition to Sonny Bono and Cher’s parents, the show’s breakdown named Bob Mackie, David Geffen, Gregg Allman, Robert Altman, Rob Camilletti, and Sigmund Freud among its characters.
According to previous reports, the show will include Cher’s hits, including “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” “Take Me Home,” “Believe,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time,” among others. Tony winner Daryl Waters is musical supervisor.
Cher appeared on Broadway in the short-lived production of Ed Graczyk’s Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, a role she later repeated on film. She earned the Academy Award for her performance in Moonstruck.
The pop goddess recently wrapped the first leg of “Classic Cher,” her Las Vegas residency at the Monte Carlo, and is scheduled to return in August and November.