A production telling the story of a ‘goddess of pop’ is trading the bright lights of Broadway for Brighton’s seafront this autumn.
The Cher Show will be performing at the Theater Royal Brighton from Tuesday 1st November to Saturday 12th November as part of their UK and Ireland tour.
The two-time Tony Award-winning show, written by Rick Elice, who is responsible for Jersey Boys, The Addams Family and more, promises a “party” in the aisles, is directed by Arlene Phillips and choreographed by Oti Mabuse European premiere.
The show follows the life of the American singer and actress from the shy daughter of an Armenian-American truck driver to her meteoric rise to fame.
Cher takes the audience by the hand and introduces them to the influencers in her life, from her mother and Sonny Bono to fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie.
The musical is packed with 35 of their biggest hits, including Turn Back Time, I Got You Babe, Strong Enough, The Shoop Shoop Song and Believe.
With over 100 million records sold, an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, three Golden Globes and an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Cher has impacted popular culture more than most.
Her screen career began in 1971 with her weekly television show, which drew 30 million viewers a week, and has spanned starring roles in cult films from Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, to Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, which hit New York Magazine to state, “Any single film—no matter how flawless—would be infinitely better if it featured Cher.”
Her “Farewell Tour” became the highest-grossing music tour in history – followed by two other sold-out worldwide arena tours.
She is the only female artist in history to have had a #1 hit on the Billboard charts for six consecutive decades; a feat that led Vogue to consider her “eternally relevant and the ruler of outré reinvention.”
And in the 1990s, she founded the Cher Charitable Foundation to support charitable causes around the world.
“I’ve been a Cher fan since I first heard I Got You Babe in the mid-’60s and can’t wait to direct her musical,” said Arlene Phillips.
“I love stories about strong, inspirational legends like Cher, and I’m proud to have two women on the creative team who have already made a huge impact in their careers: Oti Mabuse as the choreographer of the many different genres in the show and Gabriella Slade for the iconic costume designs.
“This exciting show will be an uninterrupted journey through Cher’s roller coaster life, introducing audiences to Cher’s iconic songs, glorious dance numbers, unique costumes and her epic drama. All they have to do is come along and believe.”
Oti Mabuse said: “I can’t wait for the audience to see what we’re doing with The Cher Show. Cher’s music covers so many styles, genres and rhythms that makes choreographing so exciting. Every song on the show is a hit and we go all out with exciting routines and moves. It’s gonna be a party!”
Gabriella Slade added: “Cher is literally a style icon. Her fashion moments pushed the boundaries of time and continue to do so.
“I’m so excited to take tremendous influence and inspiration from these looks as I begin creating the costume design for this new production of The Cher Show.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20683686.broadways-cher-show-coming-brighton/?ref=rss Broadway’s The Cher Show is coming to Brighton