Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning superstar Cher is eyeing the one award she hasn't won: Tony. According to her Twitter feed, Cher is writing a Broadway-bound musical about her life, which will feature herself and two other actresses in the title role: A young performer will portray the singer from before she met Sonny Bono through the Sonny & Cher years; a second will follow her solo career from 1977 through the 1999 Believe tour; and Cher herself will play a "wise" character looking back and communicating with the younger versions of herself. The new musical will include the legendary recording artist’s biggest hits. No further casting, creative team members or timeline has been announced.
Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) began her career as a backup singer before rising to international fame as one-half of the music duo Sonny & Cher. Her 50-year career in entertainment includes 39 albums, four television shows and 18 hit moviess, including an Oscar-winning performance in Moonstruck, Silkwood, Mermaids and The Witches of Eastwick. Cher is the only artist in history to reach #1 on the Billboard charts in each of the past six decades. The diva has one Broadway credit; she starred as Sissy in Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean in 1982. She reprised the role in the movie version the same year.
Cher’s hit songs include “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,” “Half Breed,” “The Beat Goes On,” “Dark Lady,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss),” “Strong Enough” and “Believe.”