Cher Developing Broadway Musical Based On Life and Career
By Adam Hetrick
Producers are at work developing a Broadway musical based on the life of Academy and Grammy Award-winning performer Cher, the pop star recently tweeted.
The star states that the musical will incorporate songs from her career, with three different actresses set to play her at various stages of her life. One actress will play a young Cher through her "Sonny and Cher" years, while another will play the icon through the "Believe" tour, with a third to inhabit the star at the current point in her life.
The show will incorporate a theatrical conceit that allows all three actresses to talk to one another and perform together.
Cher also revealed that she is part of the writing process on the musical, which has been in development for "quite a while." Broadway is the goal.
No producers have been named as attached to the project. While Cher didn't explicitly state that she intended to be a part of it, she did tease via twitter, "I could b old Cher!"
Cher appeared on Broadway in the short-lived production of Ed Graczyk's Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, a role she later repeated on film. She earned the Academy Award for her performance in "Moonstruck." Most recently, she co-starred with Christina Aguilera in the film musical "Burlesque." She has earned Grammy Awards for her lengthy recording career, and her additional screen credits include "Mask," "Silkwood" (Golden Globe Award), "Moonstruck" (Academy Award/Golden Globe), "The Witches of Eastwick," "Mermaids" and "Tea with Mussolini."
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