In her 50 year entertainment career Cher has captured several awards: Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe. But she could grab another in the very near future: a Tony. Broadway.com is reporting that the 66-year-old legend tweeted on Monday that she is writing a Broadway-bound musical about her life. It will feature herself and two other actresses in the title role.
Another Pop powerhouse will be taking to the theatrical stage: this time in the form of a group. Girl power will reign supreme in London as The Spice Girls will reunite in December for Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre.
A young performer will portray Cher before she met Sonny Bono and during the Sony & Cher years; the second actress will go through her solo career from 1977 up to the 1999 Believe tour; and Cher herself will play a “wise character looking back and communicating with the younger versions of herself. Musical numbers of her hits such as “I Got You Babe,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and “Believe” will be featured. No further casting, creative team or a timeline has been announced.
But do not get too excited. The show is not ready to go up just yet. Cher tweeted “It’s a VERY slow process! been working on it quite a while now.” Risa Shapiro, the diva’s spokesperson, said the show still faces years of work.
As for the Spice Girls, the show is the brainchild of Mama Mia! producer Judy Craymer. According to Sky News, the script is written by Absolutely Fabulous’ Jennifer Saunders (Edina) and will based around the Spice Girls’ catalogue but will feature a contemporary story using a TV talent show as a backdrop.
Victoria Beckham, Posh Spice, tweeted over the weekend: “Travelling to London today!! Song of the day “Spice Up Your Life”!!!
Gaysocialites.com will bring you the latest up-to-the date news on the Cher project and Viva Forever as details emerge!