DNA Magazine - - NBT / THEATRE -

The Cher Show will tell her life story with, not one, but, three ac­tresses play­ing the star in a ret­ro­spect of her ca­reer. Cher her­self is be­hind the pro­duc­tion. Broad­way will also pre­miere Sum­mer: The Donna Sum­mer Mu­si­cal directed by Tony Award win­ner Des McAnuff. Fea­tur­ing over 20 hits from the Queen Of Disco in­clud­ing I Feel Love, MacArthur Park, Hot Stuff and Enough Is Enough they won’t be short of show­stop­pers.

The cel­lu­loid world con­tin­ues to mi­grate to the stage with the

1984 com­ing-of-age The Flamingo Kid get­ting the mu­si­cal treat­ment. The orig­i­nal film was directed by the late Garry Mar­shall, who also hap­pened to di­rect Pretty Woman, also mak­ing its Broad­way de­but this year. Sa­man­tha Barks will take on the Ju­lia Roberts role. The Lon­don pro­duc­tion of Dream­girls will trans­fer across the At­lantic.

Au­da­cious Aus­tralian writer and per­former Ed­die Per­fect, one of DNA’s Straight Mates, has writ­ten the stage ver­sion of the kooky

1988 film Beetle­juice. Per­fect is also re-writ­ing King Kong, which orig­i­nally pre­miered in Mel­bourne four years ago, and will get its Broad­way de­but in Novem­ber.

Per­haps the big­gest news of all is that there will be a stage adap­ta­tion of the Meryl Streep 2006 com­edy The Devil Wears Prada. Given that El­ton John and Paul Rud­nick will be re­spon­si­ble for the score, this has hit writ­ten all over it. El­ton pre­vi­ously pro­vided mu­sic for The Lion King, Aida, Le­s­tat and Billy El­liot.

Donna Sum­mer.

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