The Cher Show
“Do you believe?” The Cher Show is coming to Broadway
The Cher Show celebrates the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends and multitudes of fans call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they’re all the star of The Cher Show.
Touching on the various high points of her 50-plus-year career, from her early days with Sonny Bono up through her solo career, reinvention as an actress, later hits and farewell tour, this electrifying musical includes 30 songs including “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” “Take Me Home,” “Believe,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time." Bringing the superstar to the stage are three women who will play Cher at various stages of her life, known in the show as “Babe,” “Lady,” and “Star -Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland) and Micaela Diamond (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar).
Imagine you’re in the audience for a live-taping of a variety show that just happens to be about Cher’s life. The "guest stars" on the faux variety show include almost all of Cher's famous or infamous husbands, boyfriends and friends. Tony nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) as Sonny Bono, Tony nominee Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate) as Bob Mackie and Matthew Hydzik (It Shoulda Been You) as Gregg Allman are just a few who make appearances on the “show” as the three Chers offer advice on life and love.
Not only is Bob Mackie a character in the show, the real-life nine-time Emmy Award winner is also designing the costumes for the show. Just the sketches are enough to make us book tickets for the show! “It's not like dressing a regular person—it's like dressing a crazy goddess," Mackie said. "Sometimes she's an Egyptian goddess and sometimes she's a biker chic goddess."
Follow Cher through her rags to riches to rags to riches story, as you discover the woman behind the splashy headlines. What a great chance to “turn back time” for a few hours!
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Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at the New York Palace on Madison Ave., between 50th & 51st St and then at 57th and Madison. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.