Cher in the album artwork for Dancing Queen | Photo: Dancing Queen
Cher has opened up about the eagerly-anticipated Broadway musical inspired by her life.
The Believe singer has hinted the production will be highly personal, saying: ‘You have to know something more about me after the musical. That’s important to me.’
Asked by the NYT if the show’s premise – a teenage Cher, pop star Cher, and mature Cher interacting – was her idea, the star replied: ’No, that was the idea of Rick Elice [the show’s book writer] always had.
‘It was what kept me coming back to him. It took years to develop this show. But I think it’s a great idea because I’ve lived for so long that I really have been distinct personalities.’
Cher furthermore added of actress Micaela Diamond, who will play teen Cher character: ‘[She] is so brilliant. She just graduated from high school, and it was either go to college or come do this show. She took a big gamble. And she’s so much like me when I was young that she doesn’t even have to do anything. But they’re all working to find me at different points in my life. That’s the great hook.’
Cher serves as a co-producer on the musical.
‘Sometimes you break down’
Further elaborating on the show, Cher added: ‘I want it to be true and fun and like life is: sometimes you’re great, and sometimes you’re pathetic. Sometimes you’re tired, and sometimes you break down. It should be like that. And nothing should be glossed over.’
The Cher Show opens in New York City on 3 December.
Before then, Cher will release Dancing Queen, her album of ABBA covers, on 28 September.