She worked her G-stringed butt off to make it a success, but in the end, “The Cher Show” just wasn’t strong enough to make it.
Despite non-stop promo appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Today,” “The View” and more, the critically acclaimed musical inspired by pop music icon Cher will close on Aug. 18.
The production opened Dec. 3 on Broadway, and will have played 34 previews and 296 regular performances by its final curtain call at the Neil Simon Theatre.
“Telling Cher’s life story on Broadway has been a joy,” says Flody Suarez, who produced the show with four-time Tony winner Jeffrey Seller (“Hamilton”).
But audiences don’t have to turn back time to see the show: A national tour is set to launch in October 2020 with a premiere in Rochester, NY.
“Watching audiences relive her empowering story through six decades worth of iconic songs, movies, costumes and relationships has been incredible,” Suarez says. “We look forward to taking this inspiring message on the road next year. We are incredibly thankful to this brilliant cast and crew.”
Stage vet Stephanie J. Block — in a fab change of pace from less glam roles in “Falsettos” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” — won the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Bob Mackie, Cher’s longtime costume designer, also took home a Tony for his bedazzling work.
“The Cher Show” revolves around the storied life of Cher, with three different singer-actresses fleshing out different periods of her career: Micaela Diamond as Babe, Teal Wicks as Lady and Block as Star. It features a crowd-pleasing batch of Cher’s most-loved songs, from “I Got You Babe” and “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves” to “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe.”
Tickets are still available at TheCherShowBroadway.com.
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