A new musical, based on the life and career of Cher, will open on Broadway next fall following a Chicago tryout.
“My life as a musical on Broadway. It seems crazy, exciting and bizarre — but that’s probably how my life seems to most people,” the iconic singer said in a statement.
The production will debut with a limited date at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on June 12, 2018, with tickets going out on Oct. 18, before heading to the Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre next fall.
The Cher Show will feature a book by Tony-winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), choreographed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), and arrangements and musical supervision by Tony Award-winner Daryl Waters (Memphis). Jason Moore, the Tony-nominated director of Avenue Q and Pitch Perfect, is set to direct.
This is the second main musical to debut during Chicago’s 2018 season. It was announced on Tuesday that a musical adaptation of Pretty Woman starring Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee will begin performances at the Oriental Theater on March 13 before heading to the Broadway stage in the fall.
In addition to The Cher Show and Pretty Woman: The Musical, musical adaptations of Frozen and Mean Girls will open in the spring along with the U.S. debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two according to ET.