Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons did it. Gloria and Emilio Estefan did it. Carole King did it.
And now Oscar-winner Cher can be added to the list of singers who have transferred their life stories to the Broadway stage. The singer confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday announcing the date:
According to the New York Post’s story earlier this year, Jason Moore (“Avenue Q”) will direct the show, with a book by Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys”). “Hamilton” producer Jerry Slater is reportedly on board to produce “Cher: The Musical.”The songs, will, of course, be Cher’s greatest hits, from “Gypsy Tramps and Thieves” to “If I Could Turn Back Time” and many more in between.
The Post reported three actresses will play Cher at various stages of her life. Her husbands Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman will also be portrayed in the musical, which details the story of Cher’s life and career. In 1999, the made-for-TV movie “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story” chronicled the life and career of the famous music/television duo. Cher won the Academy Award for best actress in 1988 for her starring role in “Moonstruck.”