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'Cher Show' to debut in Chicago in June, ahead of fall 2018 Broadway opening

By Karen Butler
'Cher Show' to debut in Chicago in June, ahead of fall 2018 Broadway opening
Cher attends the premiere of "The Promise" in Los Angeles on April 12. "The Cher Show" is to open on Broadway in the fall of 2018. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The bio-musical The Cher Show will have its world premiere in Chicago this June before heading to Broadway in the fall of 2018, producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced Thursday.

"My life as a musical on Broadway. It seems crazy, exciting and bizarre -- but that's probably how my life seems to most people," said Cher in a statement about the show, which will cover the 71-year-old entertainer's nearly six-decade-long career.

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The musical features a book by Rick Elice, direction by Jason Moore, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Daryl Waters.

"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," a synopsis said. "The teenage phenom who crashes by 20. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with 100 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."

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