Stephanie J. Block to Play Cher on Broadway
The Cher Show will run at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago before heading to Broadway this fall.
Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block will play the title role in the new musical The Cher Show. She confirmed the news on Twitter. Block is one of three actors who will play Cher (each will portray the icon during different periods in her life). Previews will begin at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago on June 12 and will continue through July 15. The production will open on Broadway this fall.
The musical features a book by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and is directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q). Christopher Gattelli serves as choreographer, with Daryl Waters providing orchestrations, arrangements, and musical supervision. Cher's classic songs will make up the score.
Production notes describe the production as follows: "The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who's done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They're all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they're all the star of The Cher Show."
Additional information, including casting, will be announced at a later date.