Cher mu­si­cal Broad­way-bound

Waterloo Region Record - - ARTS & LIFE -

Here comes Cher. And Cher. And Cher. A new mu­si­cal us­ing Cher’s songs to tell her story — with three ac­tresses play­ing dif­fer­ent as­pects of her life — is head­ing for Broad­way. “The Cher Show” will play first in Chicago, be­gin­ning per­for­mances June 12 at the Ori­en­tal The­ater and run­ning for five weeks. It will then trans­fer to the Neil Si­mon The­ater on Broad­way, open­ing next fall. The mu­si­cal has an un­usual ap­proach — it will be struc­tured like a va­ri­ety show, nod­ding to “The Sonny & Cher Com­edy Hour,” which helped pro­pel her to celebrity in the 1970s. The show cur­rently fea­tures all or part of 35 to 40 of Cher’s best known songs. “The Cher Show” has not yet com­mit­ted to a cast.

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