Cher: My Life Story is Coming to Broadway

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The life of pop icon Cher will be the subject of an upcoming Broadway musical, the 71-year-old singer confirmed this week.

“Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical,” Cher wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “There will [be] performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers!! It’ll [be] on Broadway 2018.”

In case there was any ambiguity about what the musical would focus on, the “Believe” singer cleared it up with a response to a fan.

Details about the forthcoming production, tentatively titled The Cher Show, have surfaced over the past several months.

Tony Award-winning writer Rick Elice is working on the project, according to a report last year in the New York Post. The musical will reportedly include some of the singer’s greatest hits, including “Believe,” “Take Me Home,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies,” and “Tramps and Thieves.”

There has been no official timeline for the production but a casting notice published last November did reveal some details about the show.

“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),” the notice read.

The singer’s music career dates back to the 1960s. She has released 25 studio albums and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide on her way to becoming one of the bestselling musical artists of all time.

An Academy Award-winner, Cher has become known for her social activism and has been a critic of the conservative movement and President Donald Trump. In 2009, she said she does not “understand how anyone would want to be a Republican” because eight years of President George W. Bush almost “killed” her.

Cher has also relentlessly bashed President Donald Trump in recent months. The singer typically uses a toilet emoji to refer to the president in her Twitter messages.

 

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