BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
It looks as if “The Cher Show,” or whatever the final title becomes, will be a reality on Broadway.
On Tuesday, Cher tweeted that the production will be ready for the main stage in 2018.
The musical will be based on the life of the inimitable singer/actress. The book will be written by Tony Award-winner Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys,” “Peter and the Starcatcher”) with “Pitch Perfect”’s Jason Moore directing and Flody Suarez and “Hamilton”’s Jeffrey Seller producing.
In November, a casting notice noted several details of the musical’s plot, which includes three incarnations of Cher: “Babe,” the teenager who falls for Sonny Bono; “Lady,” the successful music star; and “Star,” the “lady we know today.”
Other characters expected to appear in the musical include Sonny Bono, Bob Mackie, David Geffen, Rob Camilletti and Gregg Allman.
Cher made the trip to Macon this past weekend to attend the funeral of Allman, her husband (briefly, but beloved) in the mid -‘70s and father to their son, Elijah Blue.
According to Playbill, the show will include Cher hits “I Got You Babe,” “Take Me Home,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Believe” and many others. Tony winner Daryl Waters is the musical supervisor.
There is no official timeline for the production.