“The Cher Show,” a musical based on the life of the celebrated pop star and actress, will premiere in Chicago next summer ahead of a Broadway opening in fall 2018, producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced Wednesday.
Previews will begin on June 12, 2018 at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre before the show transfers to Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre in the fall.
“The Cher Show” features a book by Rick Elice — the Tony-winning writer who adapted Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ story into the hit “Jersey Boys” — and follows the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman, who became a teenage singing phenomenon, TV star and then Oscar-winning actress.
Jason Moore will direct the show, while Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will choreograph the dancing. The show will feature songs from Cher’s hit-filled catalog, with orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Tony winner Daryl Waters (“Memphis”).
Casting for the bio-musical has not yet been announced.
“My life as a musical on Broadway,” Cher said in a statement. “It seems crazy, exciting and bizarre — but that’s probably how my life seems to most people.”