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A Broadway Musical About Cher Is in the Works and We Want to Know What Took So Long

Get your jazz hands ready.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Truth or Cher?!

Cher has dominated just about every area of show business, from music to movies to TV. Now the icon is heading to Broadway.

The legendary singer announced the news on Twitter Tuesday. "Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical," she tweeted. "There Will [be] performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS, DANCERS, SINGERS. IT'll [be] ON BROADWAY 2018."


Cher later tweeted that the musical will be autobiographical, and it is slated to be "UP ON ITS FEET IN 'ROUGH' FORM IN OCTOBER."


Cher reportedly held the very first read-through for the musical based on her life in January, Michael Riedel described in his New York Post column at the time. Avenue Q director Jason Moore was at the helm, along with Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller, and former VP of Development at NBC Flody Suarez. Newsies choreographer Chris Gatelli was also at the read-through, as well as the writer of Cher: The Musical, Rick Elice. Cher: The Musical will is set to chronicle the singer's life, from her not-so-glamorous childhood in Los Angeles to meeting future husband and collaborator Sonny Bono to her reinvention as a solo show biz icon following the couple's divorce in 1975. 

If Cher: The Musical hits Broadway, the titular performer will be only one Tony Award away from achieving EGOT status, having won an Emmy in 2003, a Grammy in 2000, and an Oscar in 1988. We believe in you, Cher! 

Cher has slowly been stepping back into the spotlight recently — not that she ever left, really. The 71-year-old singer received the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Her appearance included her first awards show performance in 15 years, which featured her hits "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" and totally stole the show.

Turn back time yourself, and relive Cher's epic appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2013, below.

Cher's Gypsies, Tramps, and Tea!
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