If ever there was a diva worthy of having her life turned into a Broadway musical, it would be Cherilyn Sarkisian, AKA Cher.
The 69-year-old entertainer has been very hard at work on the stage play about her life. Plans for the autobiographical featuring her biggest hits from the past six — yes, six! — decades were first announced back in 2012, but then the project stalled. Now, according to the “Believe” singer herself, it’s back on track and may be near completion.
Over the weekend, Cher tweeted that she was busy working with Rick Elice, co-creator of the hit musical Jersey Boys:
Spent last 3 Days with Rick?? He is Writer of Cher Musical. We had so much fun??? He wrote Jersey Boys. Hhmmm… She’ll be more of a PAIN?
— Cher (@cher) October 25, 2015
When the project was initially announced three years ago, Cher revealed that it would focus on three different periods in her life –before she met Sonny Bono, after the couple separated through her Believe tour in 1999, and the present day — with a different actress playing her in each era.
“Prod r trying to write musical of my life at the moment! Its very interesting idea,” she tweeted at the time, adding that she would be closely involved in the writing process “cause I was there and know stories that no1 knows but me.”
No word yet on when the project might be complete or which actresses are in the running to play Cher.
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