Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Over Chering?


Via Newsday: And now, "Cher the Musical?" The pop diva tweeted Sunday that she had spent the previous three days working on an autobiographical musical with Rick Elice, who co-wrote (with Marshall Brickman) the books for "Jersey Boys" and "The Addams Family," Newsday's Linda Winer reports. According to the British website WhatsOnStage, Cher, 69, said in a 2012 tweet that she was thinking about a show "about my life with my music." There reportedly will be three versions of Cher -- the time before and during her life with Sonny Bono, the time after she left the "Believe" tour and the present -- and they will interact with one another.

While this doesn't sound like a far-fetched idea -- the way Neil Sedaka begging for one about his life in the closet? does -- it does strike me as the equivalent of a made-for-TV movie about the O.J. Simpson saga. It sounds great on paper, but since we LIVED IT ALL in real life, what's the point? I for one wouldn't want to see a Broadway star pretending to be Cher on stage when you can see the real deal if you just wait a few minutes for her to come out of retirement again.

3 comments:

James Greenlee said...

Yours is one of the few allusions to Neil Sedaka I've seen. I've always wondered if that was because he was never cute, that nobody cared? But I've known he was gay for 20 years. And seemed to have a thing for blonde twinks, at least when I saw him out in Vegas, years ago.

Chad Townsend said...

You know I'm Mr. Broadway and even I'm not very excited about this. *YAWN* If I can't "Get On Your Feet" for Gloria, not sure I'll manage to "Turn Back Time" for Cher. And we all now what a hit that "Taboo" was about Boy George…

dishy said...

I actually LOVED "Taboo" - I thought it was very well done. I agree, Gloria Estefan - whatever. BUT ..... Cher is Cher and with a good writer it could be incredibe.

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