Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Cher musical heading to Broadway in 2018

Melody Ballard | 07 June, 2017, 18:47

Now comes word that this one-named diva has her sights set on a Tony as a musical based on her life is set to hit Broadway next year.

In her posting Cher writes, "Just got off [the] phone with writer and director of [the] musical". "There will be performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers..." The eponymous Emmy, Grammy and Oscar victor tweeted news about the stage version of her life last night.

The 71-year-old singer, shown here with husband Sonny Bono, launched her legendary career in 1962, when she began working as a backup singer for Phil Spector. "It'll be on Broadway 2018".

It's being reported the musical will start by chronicling the singer's tough childhood in Los Angeles, during which her mother waited tables to support her family, while her truck driver father (who had a gambling addiction), was mostly absent.

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The show will be directed by Jason Moore, who previously controlled the stage musical "Avenue Q" as well as the popular a cappella film "Pitch Perfect", while 'Hamilton's Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez are on board to produce.

According to Playbill, these stages are represented through the characters of Babe (Cher's early life with Sonny Bono), Lady (the artist's successful solo career) and Star (the Cher we know today).

A request for comment from Cher was not immediately returned.

A reading of the show in January earned Cher's stamp of approval.

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