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Cher Says Upcoming Broadway Show Based on Her Life 'Needs Work'

Tuesday Jun 26, 2018

Cher is offering fans an update about her upcoming Broadway show, being completely honest and telling the Chicago Tribune it "needs work."

After sneaking into a preview of "The Cher Show," the music icon told the newspaper the show needs to be tweaked.

"Some parts of it are really fabulous," she told the Chicago Tribune. "We're going to work on other parts. In many parts, it was much, much, better than I thought it would be. And there were no parts where I wanted to gouge my eyes out."

"It needs work," she continued. "I'm not supposed to say that, but I don't care. But you know, I was really very surprised by how close to reality these people feel. Some of the boys are so on the mark, it's creepy."

Cher later confessed that her "mind was wandering" while watching the show, but that she "was having a blast." She also gave some advice to director Jason Moore, she said.

"There are lines in the show that sound like quotes but aren't right. I've been telling him the real quotes," Cher told the newspaper. "And I am pushing them to do three dance songs in a concert-style way at the end, a bit like they do in 'Mamma Mia.' "

"I think the audience would like that. ... I am actually pushing them to be more truthful about me. I've already said so much about my life. It would be silly for them to come up with a Mother Theresa," the superstar added.

Cher said the musical will follow her 50-year career in Hollywood, her family and her marriages to Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman.

"I think it's a story of struggle," she told the Chicago Tribune. "I was resilient. There were no other options for me. There was nothing else for me to do. I had to put my big-girl G-string on and go for it. From the time I was little, it was never easy for me."

"The Cher Show" is currently in a limited run in Chicago. Previews of the musical will hit Broadway in New York City in November before officially opening on Dec. 3. Click here to read the Chicago Tribune's full interview with Cher.


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