The Cher Show Begins Pre-Broadway Run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre

Chicago News   The Cher Show Begins Pre-Broadway Run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre
The new musical about the entertainment icon begins performances June 12 ahead of a fall Broadway arrival.
Micaela Diamond, Teal Wicks, and Stephanie J Block
Micaela Diamond, Teal Wicks, and Stephanie J Block

The Cher Show, the new Broadway-bound musical about the life and career of the multi-hyphenate artist known for her hit albums and award-winning film roles, begins Chicago previews June 12 at the Oriental Theatre, where it will continue through July 15.

The Cher Show will arrive on Broadway November 1 at the Neil Simon Theatre prior to a December 3 opening night.


Bringing the music icon to the stage are three women who will play Cher at various stages of her life: Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), and Micaela Diamond (NBC’s recent live Jesus Christ Superstar).

Directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect), The Cher Show features a book by Jersey Boys Tony Award winner Rick Elice, and costumes by designer Bob Mackie, who has collaborated with Cher over the years on myriad iconic looks, dating back to her 1967 appearance on The Carol Burnett Show.


The cast also includes Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys) as Sonny Bono, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line) as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno (Wicked) as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Side Show) as Gregg Allman, Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Prince of Broadway, Side Show) as Georgia Holt, and Dee Roscioli (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof) as the Standby for Star and Lady.

Rounding out the ensemble are Marija Abney, Carleigh Bettiol, Taurean Everett, Michael Fatica, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Michael Graceffa, Blaine Alden Krauss, Sam Lips, Tiana Okoye, Amy Quanbeck, Angel Reda, Jennifer Rias, Michael Tacconi, Tory Trowbridge, Christopher Vo, Alena Watters, Charlie Williams, and Ryan Worsing.

The musical has choreography by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), and orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Tony Award-winner Daryl Waters (Memphis).

scenic design by Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Brett Banakis (The Glass Menagerie), lighting design by Tony winner Kevin Adams (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), sound designer Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen), and video and projection designer Darrel Maloney. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA.

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