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Oriental Theatre- Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Chicago, IL)
24 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL

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THE CHER SHOW is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who's done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They're all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they're all the star of The Cher Show.


54 Below Features WOMEN OF COLOR ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alexia Sielo and friends in Women of Color on Broadway on Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:30pm. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's Chers Everywhere! Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond Talk All Things THE CHER SHOW!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 8, 2019

When in comes to portraying one of pop culture's biggest superstars of all time, it takes not one... not two... but three Broadway powerhouses to bring her to life onstage. Cher is on Broadway this season, played at three stages of her life by the incomparable Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond. Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with all three leading ladies as they chat about becoming the Star, Lady and Babe, wearing her iconic clothes, and what they've already learned from the living legend! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/8: CHOIR BOY Officially Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 8, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Choir Boy officially opens, and more! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/6/2019. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/7
by BWW Special - Jan 7, 2019

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/6/2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chaz Bono Gets Groovy Visiting THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Chaz Bono enjoyed his share of Broadway this weekend, which of course had to include The Cher Show. He popped backstage to say hello to the stars, check out the photos below! (more...)

Retreat To Broadway Launches National Arts Education Initiative Focused On RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Retreat to Broadway, a national non-profit project that pairs innovative programming with live theater, is launching their second national arts education initiative focused on the groundbreaking musical, RENT. Not only does Retreat to Broadway want to help increase viewership for Fox's national telecast of 'RENT Live!' on January 27, but they also want to provide a unique framework to discuss the important themes RENT presents its audiences: celebrating differences, empathy, cultural diversity, addiction, mindfulness, conflict resolution, acceptance of self and others, etc. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 7th - THE PROM and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Jan 7, 2019

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Prom (2.29%), The Cher Show (1.66%), Head Over Heels (1.28%), Once On this Island (1.04%) and King Kong (0.92%). The top growing current Broadway plays were To Kill A Mockingbird (9.22%), The New One (5.54%), Torch Song (2.56%), The Ferryman (2.41%) and Play That Goes Wrong (2.35%). (more...)

The Ensemblist Launches Podcast Miniseries DOUBLETAPPED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

The Ensemblist, the online advocate for talented artists working in theatre ensembles, launches a new podcast mini-series today: "Doubletapped." (more...)

Video Flashback: Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie on The John Davidson Show in 1981
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2019

We all know and love these three icons, but who knew that Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie all appeared on the same episode of The John Davidson Show in 1981? (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 3, 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 3, 2019

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/30/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/30/2018. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Sonny Bono Attends a Celebrity Charity Tennis Tournament in 1981
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2019

You can see Sonny Bono represented eight shows a week in The Cher Show, but today BroadwayWorld is giving you a glimpse into our archives with this flashback photo of the real Sonny! (more...)

NYC-ARTS Celebrates Groundbreaking Women in Arts in January
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

This January, NYC-ARTS will highlight trailblazing women in the arts, all of whom are celebrated for taking risks and bringing their respective crafts to new heights.  (more...)

Instagram Idols: BroadwayWorld's 100 Must-Follow Instagram Profiles in 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 2, 2019

We take a closer look at 100 Instagram profiles you should add to your feed as we close out the year, accounts noted for stellar content in 2018 and hints as to more excitement to come in 2019. By no means, however, could this list include all of our favorite creatives, industry representatives, and theatrical performers. (more...)

Jeffrey Seller's Foundation Grants Mosaic Youth Theatre $1M
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit announced today that it has received a $1 million grant that will fund two of their key programs - the Summer Camp and the Mosaic Experience Empowerment Program (MEEP). (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 17, 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 17, 2019

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, Brandon Uranowitz, and More Sing Along with ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY 8 at The Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2019

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 8th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 17th, at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, Manhattan, New York. Doors open at 7:45 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Dinner is available. (more...)

Social Roundup: Broadway Celebrates National Swing Day!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 16, 2019

Actor's Equity Association is celebrating the unsung heroes of the theatre community with its fourth annual National Swing Day. In honor of the occasion, we've gathered social posts from swing nation both in New York and on the road. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/13/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/13/2019. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 14-20, 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 14, 2019

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for January 14-20, 2019. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 14th - THE PROM Tops Social Growth Following BroadwayCon Weekend!
by Alan Henry - Jan 14, 2019

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Prom (3.10%), The Cher Show (1.52%), King Kong (1.45%), Pretty Woman (1.11%) and Come From Away(0.78%). The top growing current Broadway plays were The New One (7.44%), To Kill A Mockingbird (6.56%), The Ferryman (6.30%), Network (4.53%) and The Waverly Gallery (2.99%). (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/14: Three Days of BroadwayCon Coverage, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 14, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Still exhausted from running around BroadwayCon all weekend? Ease into the new week by reading the top stories from around the Broadway World! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE CHER SHOW Chats at BroadwayCon
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2019

We are officially into Day Three of BroadwayCon! Today we're taking you inside one of the panels from Day One, featuring the cast of The Cher Show! BroadwayWorld was in attendance at the panel, and you can check out all of the photos below! (more...)

Restaurant Week in NYC from 1/21 to 2/8 Along with Broadway Week and NYC Must-See Week
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 13, 2019

Check out the exciting deals in New York City for Restaurant Week, Broadway Week, and NYC Must-See Week. (more...)

Jarrod Spector To Premiere New Solo Show (CON)ARTIST At Sony Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Broadway's Beautiful, Jersey Boys and currently starring in The Cher Show) will premiere his newest solo show  (con)artist this spring, it was announced today. The one-night-only event will take place at Sony Hall (235 West 46th Street) on Monday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.sonyhall.com/shows/2019/jarrod-spector. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 10, 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 10, 2019

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Photo Flashback: Celebrating the Many Broadway Debuts of 2018!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final hours of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back.  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: New Year's Week 2019!
by BWW Special - Dec 31, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for December 31- January 6, 2019. (more...)

Stealing the Spotlight: Counting Down the Best Musical Moments of 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2018

How do we love thee, 2018? Let us count the ways! Twelve musicals opened on Broadway in 2018, making way for dozens of jaw-dropping performances from seasoned veterans, fresh faces, and everyone in between. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: The Shows of 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Many theatres will get marquee makeovers in the coming weeks, as a handful of shows prepare to take their final bows. Before that happens, peek back on all of the Broadway marquees of 2018 below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Look Back on the Marquees of 2018
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2018

Today, we're giving you a look back on the marquees of 2018, with this retrospective album from our archives. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Inside the 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies!
by Walter McBride - Dec 29, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with  photos from the 2018 ceremonies below! (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Relive the Musicals of 2018!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 29, 2018

It has been a great year for Broadway, with show-stopping twelve musicals having opened in 2018. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2018 wrap up below! (more...)

Broadway's Most Buzzworthy Moments of 2018!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 28, 2018

We're counting down the last days of 2018, and the year has been full of jaw dropping, hilarious, tear jerking, and incredible moments. From once in a lifetime curtain calls, to performances that had us sobbing, 2018 had some truly incredible moments that had the internet buzzing! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/23/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/23/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/26; MOCKINGBIRD Sets Record
by BWW Special - Dec 26, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/23/2018. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Christmas Week 2018!
by BWW Special - Dec 24, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for December 24-30, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Celebrate the Season with a Show! A Guide to Broadway's New Musicals!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2018

The holiday season is here at last, and in just days, the world will be spreading yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, because for theatre fans, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: December 20, 2018
by BWW Special - Dec 20, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Stars from CLUELESS, THE CHER SHOW & More Shine Bright at Broadway Sessions Holiday Edition!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 19, 2018

The Holiday Stars shown bright this last week as Broadway Sessions presented it's annual All Star Holiday Show! Broadway vets and newcomers alike shared their favorite "holiday" tunes and nearly blew the garland off the tree with the power of their voices. Enjoy highlights of performances by Blaine Krauss (The Cher Show), Christine Cornish Smith (My Fair Lady), Harris Milgrim (Cats), Zurin Villanueva (Clueless), Ruby Lewis (Paramour), Anissa Felix ( Summer), Adam B. Shapiro (Yiddish Fiddler), Imari Hardon (Ave. Q), Jed Resnick (Ave. Q), Sean Bradford (The Lion King), Nick Godfrey, Katryna Marrtala, Julie Volk Jonathan Moussett and more. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces $2M Grant From Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) announced today that it has received a $2 million commitment from the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation, Inc. (SLFF). The DGF is an established non-profit organization that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers at all stages of their careers. DGF creates educational programs; provides awards, grants, and stipends; offers free space to create new works; and gives emergency aid to writers in need. (more...)

Aventura Broadway Concert Series Opens with Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner January 13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Aventura Broadway Concert Series presented by the City of Aventura opens with Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner on Sunday, January 13 at 7 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - December 18th - THE CHER SHOW and NETWORK Top Growth!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 18, 2018

With most ticket sales, purchasing decisions, and fan experiences happening online, a Broadway show's digital presence is more important than ever. In this feature, each week I'll analyze our exclusive Broadway Social Media data, highlighting the top growing plays, musicals, and upcoming productions. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/16/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/16/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/17
by BWW Special - Dec 17, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12162018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Stars of THE CHER SHOW Join Lineup at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

BroadwayCon has announced today that the new bio musical The Cher Show has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK (Star), TEAL WICKS (Lady), MICAELA DIAMOND (Babe), JARROD SPECTOR (Sonny Bono), MICHAEL BERRESSE (Bob Mackie/Robert Altman/Frank), MICHAEL CAMPAYNO (Rob Camilletti/Lee), and MATTHEW HYDZIK (Gregg Allman/John Southall) on Friday, January 11, at 4:15 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: December 13, 2018
by BWW Special - Dec 13, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

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