The latest in jukebox bio-musicals, the show makes its out-of-town debut at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, beginning performances June 12 and playing through July 15. The show is slated to open on Broadway in the fall at the Neil Simon Theatre—where the revival of Angels in America officially opened March 25.
Three actors will play Cher throughout various stages of her life and career—Babe, Lady, and Star—with Block set to play Star. No word yet on the other two actors sharing the role with Block. With a book by Tony winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), the show will be directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q) with choreography by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). Tony winner Daryl Waters (Memphis) serves as musical supervisor and longtime Cher collaborator Bob Mackie as costume designer.
The show is produced by Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton).
Block most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Falsettos, earning a Tony nod for her performance as Trina. Prior to that, she starred in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, for which she received her first Tony nomination. She has also starred on Broadway in Anything Goes, 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, and Wicked. She made her Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman.
Block currently plays a recurring role on NBC’s new series Rise—also produced by Seller—as conservative mother Patricia Saunders.