Cher musical Broadway-bound
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.