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24 W. Randolph St.
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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.


Cher Announces HERE WE GO AGAIN Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The one and only Cher is set to hit the road with the HERE WE GO AGAIN Tour beginning January 17, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL.  A full list of dates follow this release. The upcoming tour was officially announced during Cher's appearance on Ellen today.  (more...)

Catch THE CHER SHOW's Stephanie J. Block in Indianapolis Next Weekend; Plus Kate Baldwin, Betsy Wolfe, and More
by Julie Musbach - Sep 5, 2018

Hot off of her run in Chicago sparkling as Cher in The Cher Show, Stephanie J. Block is stopping off in Indianapolis before bringing the shine to Broadway. (more...)

Brief 9/5: Cher Talks THE CHER SHOW, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 5, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Cher discusses her hopes for The Cher Show, and more! (more...)

Who Knows What You'll Find! A Guide to the 2018 Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2018

The heart of NYC's theatre district will be filled with Broadway stars, fans and unmissable theatrical treasures this Sunday, September 30, 2018, for the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)


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THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

11th Annual Living For Today Concert to Feature Neuwirth, Benton, Margherita, Wolfe, & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The 11th annual Living for Today benefit concert, featuring a lineup of  Broadway favorites who this year will be singing their favorite Kander and Ebb tunes, takes place October 1 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Brief 9/19: Brandon Uranowitz Joins THE BAND'S VISIT, Raul Esparza Returns to the Stage, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Brandon Uranowitz will join the company of The Band's Visit, Raul Esparza will return to the New York stage, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 19- Happy Birthday, Stephanie J. Block!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

On this day we're sending a loving birthday shoutout to one of the stars of Broadway's The Cher Show, Stephanie J. Block. (more...)

VIDEO: The Stars of THE CHER SHOW Bring Cher to Vanity Fair
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Below, get a behind the scenes look as the three leading ladies of The Cher Show on Broadway star in an editorial for Vanity Fair magazine! Watch as Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond strut their stuff for the camera and serve some of Cher's signature moves in the process! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Babe, the Lady & the Star Make Their Way to Broadway in THE CHER SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture - breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is her story, and it's packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: The kid starting out, the glam pop star and the icon. The Cher Show is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy, and enough Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequins shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Yellowjackets And More Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market And Grand Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Jump start your ultimate theatrical treasure hunt as early bidding opens today on dozens of auction items you can't get anywhere except at the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. (more...)

VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS Star Taylor Louderman Stops By Broadway Boo's
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Mean Girls resident queen bee, Taylor Louderman, stopped by Broadway Boo this week. Check out her visit below! (more...)

Something's Coming: Fall Into the New Season with Broadway's Incoming Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

As Labor Day quickly approaches, it's time to take a look at all of the upcoming shows hitting Broadway between now and the the end of the year. With thirteen new shows opening between now and then, this season has something for everyone! (more...)

Cher's 'Dancing Queen' Debuts at Number Three on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

It looks like 2018 will go down as The Year of Cher with Billboard reporting that Cher's new album Dancing Queen debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, tying for the diva's highest-charting solo album ever with sales of 153,000 units. It also earns the biggest sales week of 2018 for a pop album by a woman, and Cher's largest sales week since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Announces Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

The Cher Show has announced it will hold a digital lottery! A limited quantity of $30 tickets will be available to each performance via a digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, by visiting https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/cher/. The digital lottery will open at 8:00AM EST on Thursday, November 1 for tickets to that evening's performance. Lottery seat locations may vary per performance but will always include seats in the first row. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan, and More To Join Stephen Schwartz for ORPHANED SONGS FOR ORPHANED STARFISH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

An array of  talent from Broadway and stage will join composer Stephen Schwartz for a special concert titled 'Orphaned Songs for Orphaned Starfish.'  The 7:00 pm event on  Monday, November 19th, and held at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, NYC  benefits The Orphaned Starfish Foundation www.osf.org. It features an evening of unsung and new songs as well as hits by Stephen Schwartz.   (more...)

Terrence McNally, Andrea Martin, and More Join Lineup for Drama League Gala Honoring Nathan Lane Plus Online Auction Now Live
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The Drama League has announced additional special guests for its 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring film, television, theater icon and three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. (more...)

Elphabios: Your Guide to the Twenty Green Girls of WICKED Past!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs tonight, October 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 29- November 4, 2018
by BWW Special - Oct 29, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for October 29- November 4, 2018. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 House Seats to THE CHER SHOW, With Signed Playbill by Cher and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

Experience the thrill of The Cher Show on Broadway with 2 house seats. (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley puts the home and the heart in dysfunction
by Robert Sokol - Oct 25, 2018

It would be easy to make FUN HOME a dour polemic about LGBT oppression from within and without, but the gifts of Kron, Tesori, Bechdel - which director Robert Kelley artfully deploys - are the moments of lightness and pure joy that make the losses all the more tragic. (more...)

Mike Karns & Greg Nobile Acquire Theater Review Website 'Did He Like It
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Broadway producers and entrepreneurs Mike Karns and Greg Nobile have acquired the website DidHeLikeIt.com from producer Ken Davenport in a deal that closed in early October 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 5- 11, 2018
by BWW Special - Nov 5, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for November 5-11, 2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - November 5th - THE PROM and THE NEW ONE Top Growth!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 5, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Prom (+8.20%), The Cher Show (+5.24%), King Kong (+3.93%), My Fair Lady (+2.90%) and Pretty Woman (+2.87%). The top growing current Broadway plays were The New One (+29.58%), Torch Song (+12.82%), To Kill A Mockingbird (+8.48%), American Son (+6.39%) and The Ferryman (+4.31%). The top growing upcoming Broadway productions were BeetleJuice (+11.51%), Network (+4.90%), Ain't Too Proud (+2.65%), Be More Chill (+1.70%) and Tootsie The Musical (+1.53%). (more...)

Broadway's Blaine Alden Krauss and Others To Be Honored At Leukemia Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

The Jane Elissa Extravaganza: An Intimate Evening with Broadway and Daytime Stars will celebrate its 31st anniversary on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Manhattan's Marriott Marquis Hotel. The event benefits the Jane Elissa Endowment Fund for Leukemia/Lymphoma Research, as well as Cancer research, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, and other charitable causes. The evening is sponsored in part by Bridgehampton National Bank and Manhattan Mini Storage. Celebrities who have attended and/or been honored at past events include Kelly Ripa, Josh Duhamel, Michael Weatherly, Cameron Mathison, Mark Consuelos, Sarah Michelle Geller, Jacklyn Zeman, James Barbour, Mauricio Martinez and Michael J. Fox. (more...)

Casa Manana Theatre Presents TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Casa Mañana Theatre presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Holiday Musical and Parody Spectacular, sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac and Macy's as part of the 2018-2019 Children's Theatre season presented by Regions. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Bid to Win Two House Seats to THE CHER SHOW on Broadway, Signed Playbill by Cher & Swag!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Experience the thrill of The Cher Show on Broadway with 2 house seats. Complete with Cher memorabilia, this experience includes an autographed Playbill by Cher from The Cher Show's run at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, a male Cher Show t-shirt, a female Cher Show t-shirt, a Cher Show baseball hat, and Cher Show tote bag. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Christmas Week 2018!
by BWW Special - Nov 13, 2018

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

What's Playing on Broadway: New Year's Week 2019!
by BWW Special - Nov 13, 2018

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

What's Playing on Broadway: Thanksgiving Week 2018!
by BWW Special - Nov 12, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for Thanksgiving week, November 19-25, 2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - November 12th - KING KONG and THE NEW ONE Top Growth!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 12, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were King Kong (+16.52%), The Prom (+6.83%), The Cher Show (+2.25%), Pretty Woman (+1.67%) and Head Over Heels (+1.18%). The top growing current Broadway plays were The New One (+22.34%), Network (+12.60%), American Son (+5.65%), Torch Song (+5.49%) and The Waverly Gallery (+5.30%). The top growing upcoming Broadway productions were BeetleJuice (+7.88%), Ain't Too Proud (+3.32%), Tootsie The Musical (+1.70%), Be More Chill (+1.67%) and Moulin Rouge (-0.07%). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/11/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/12
by BWW Special - Nov 12, 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 11/11/2018. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 12-18, 2018
by BWW Special - Nov 12, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for November 12-18, 2018. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: November 1, 2018
by BWW Special - Nov 1, 2018

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

No Need to Turn Back Time! Meet the Cast of THE CHER SHOW- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Cher to Pay Tribute to Abba With New Album DANCING QUEEN
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The one and only Cher will be releasing Dancing Queen, a new album of all Abba hits on September 28, officially announced today by Warner Bros. Records. Those who pre-order the new album will immediately receive Cher's rendition of the song “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).”  (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Begins This August at Broadway At Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The 2018 season continues with the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the mega-hit musical comedy Mamma Mia!, which has been seen by millions of people worldwide and launched two enormously popular movies. The plot involves a woman who, on the eve of her wedding, attempts to discover the identity of her father by bringing three men from her mother's past back to an island paradise. Featuring more than 20 hit songs by pop super-group ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "The Name of the Game" and "The Winner Takes It All," this high-spirited, feel-good international sensation has audiences singing and dancing in the aisles. Performances of Mamma Mia! are Today, August 7 through Sunday, August 12 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Ticket availability for the show is extremely limited due to high demand. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For UNRAVELED BY JENNIFER BLACKMER; LaDonna Burns, Maxwell Eddy, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Producer Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions have announced the Cast and women-led Creative Team of UNRAVELED by Jennifer Blackmer. The production will be directed by Kathryn MacMillan, with Scenic Design by Melpomene Katakalos, Costume Design by Elivia Bovenzi, Lighting Design by Kate McGee, and Sound Design by Amy Altadonna. The UNRAVELED cast includes LaDonna Burns, Maxwell Eddy, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay, and Kittson O'Neill. Stephanie Clark is the Production Stage Manager, and Jaclyn Lusardi is the Assistant Stage Manager. Casting is by Kate Lumpkin Casting. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Dances Into Broadway at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The 2018 season continues with the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the mega-hit musical comedy Mamma Mia!, which has been seen by millions of people worldwide and launched two enormously popular movies.  The plot involves a woman who, on the eve of her wedding, attempts to discover the identity of her father by bringing three men from her mother's past back to an island paradise.  Featuring more than 20 hit songs by pop super-group ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "The Name of the Game" and "The Winner Takes It All," this high-spirited, feel-good international sensation has audiences singing and dancing in the aisles.  Performances of Mamma Mia! are Tuesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 12 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Ticket availability for the show is extremely limited due to high demand. (more...)

Bob Mackie's Creations for Cher, Carol Burnett and More to Be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Julien's Auctions will celebrate the timeless glamour and inimitable style and genius of legendary fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie in Property From Collection Of Bob Mackie. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: THE CHER SHOW Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2018

The marquee for the upcoming Broadway pop spectacular, The Cher Show, arrived in midtown this week! Check out photos of the show's new signage below! (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

Kidz Theater Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2018

September 11th to the 16th, Kidz Theater will be having auditions for our upcoming Fall Mainstage Production of Jesus Christ Superstar! For the past ten years Kidz Theater has been bringing together some of the most talented young performers in the tri-state area to create incredible pieces of theater in NYC. This production will be no exception! We are looking for young performers grades 6-12 who are hardworking and passionate about performing! For this production, all roles will be cast without regard for gender. For more information about auditions and how to sign up, please visit www.kidztheater.org/fall-mainstage. (more...)

Birdland Announces September 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Jennifer Dinoia And Michael Campayno Reunite at Broadway At The Pierre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Elphaba and Fiyero are back together again! The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel is delighted to announce that former cast members Jennifer DiNoia and Michael Campayno will reunite for one night only as part of The WICKED Ozdust Series, an intimate set of performances leading up to the acclaimed musical's upcoming 15th anniversary. (more...)

VIDEO: Francesca Arostegui Talks Playing Sophie in MAMMA MIA at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

What's it like to play Sophie at Broadway At Music Circus? Francesca Arostegui (Sophie, Mamma Mia!) answers this and other fan questions in the video below! (more...)

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