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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.


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...)

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...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE CHER SHOW Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jun 29, 2018

The Cher Show officially opened its pre-Broadway run in Chicago last night, June 28. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Do the Critics 'Believe' in THE CHER SHOW in Chicago?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Cher Show took its opening night bows in Chicago last night, June 28. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

Up on the Marquee: The 2018-19 Broadway Season Begins!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Tonys have come and gone, which means that the 2018-2019 Broadway season has already begun! Sixteen shows are scheduled to open before the end of the year, including: The Boys in the Band (already open), Straight White Men, Head Over Heels, Gettin' the Band Back Together, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Bernhardt/Hamlet, The Nap, The Lifespan of a Fact, The Ferryman, The Waverly Gallery, Torch Song, American Son, King Kong, The Prom, The Cher Show and To Kill a Mockingbird. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway-Bound THE CHER SHOW In Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 29, 2018

The pre-Broadway engagement of The Cher Show has made its way to Chicago in a blaze of colorful, over-the-top energy and replete with the artist's chart-topping hits. Three utterly talented women share the title role: Broadway veteran Stephanie J. Block as Star, Teal Wicks as Lady, and newcomer Micaela Diamond as Babe. Together, these actors deliver a powerhouse trio of performances worthy of Cher herself. Diehard Cher fans will be pleased to know that such iconic songs as 'I Got You, Babe,' 'If I Could Turn Back Time,' and, of course, 'Believe' are in more than capable hands. (more...)

Brief 6/29: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 29, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Encores! production of Songs For a New World, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Cher x3! First Look at Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks & Micaela Diamond in THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 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 takes its opening night bows in Chicago tonight, June 28. Check out a first look at the Broadway-bound cast in action below! (more...)

Rattlestick's NEW SONGS NOW to Feature Georgia Stitt, Lucas Steele, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for performers and post-show facilitators for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series taking place July 22 through July 26 at 7:00pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2018
by - Jul 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 8, 2018
by - Jul 8, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 7, 2018
by - Jul 7, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/6 - THE CHER SHOW, THE KING AND I, and More!
by BWW Special - Jul 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Cher Show, THE KING AND I, and More! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 6, 2018
by - Jul 6, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 5, 2018
by - Jul 5, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PHOTO/VIDEO: Alex Wyse and Wesley Taylor's INDOOR BOYS Launches Season 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

The Indie Award-winning series "Indoor Boys" created, directed, and starring Broadway's Wesley Taylor (SpongeBob SquarePants; NBC's "SMASH") and Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening; Marvel's "Iron Fist") recently celebrated the launch of its second season. With a total of eight new chapters, Season Two premiered June 25, 2018 with two episodes released each Monday for 4 weeks through July. Check out photos from the launch plus catch up on episodes 1 and 2! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Begins This August at Broadway At Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 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...)

Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley Join Seth Rudetsky for Provincetown's Broadway Series In August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Six of Broadway's most sought-after stars will join Mark Cortale's "Broadway @ The Art House" and "Broadway @ Town Hall" concert series in Provincetown in August. (more...)

Songwriter Scott Alan Returns to Birdland with New CD 'Lifeline'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomes the return of award winning songwriter Scott Alan on Monday, September 24 at 7:30pm for a celebration of his newest album "Lifeline." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2018
by - Jul 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kidz Theater Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Starting next Today, Kidz Theater presents a new production of Cabaret, written by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff. The final show in Kidz Theater's tenth anniversary season in New York City, this new production brings together some of the most talented young performers in the tri-state area to finish off our 10th Anniversary Season in New York City! Cabaret plays at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street) from Today July 20th to Sunday, July 29th. General Admission tickets are $35.00 in advance, with student tickets at $20.00 and orchestra table seats at $25.00. Tickets can be purchased at www.kidztheater.org/tickets. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 2, 2018
by - Jul 2, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rattlestick Announces Chant Bank's RESISTANCE JAMBOREE Featuring Lisa Kron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER in partnership with CHANT BANK and ST. JOHN'S IN THE VILLAGE is pleased to announce RESISTANCE JAMBOREE taking place on July 22, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at St. John's in the Village (218 West 11th St). (more...)

Brief 7/16: The Public's FIRE IN DREAMLAND Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public's Fire in Dreamland opens tonight, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 15, 2018
by - Jul 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Cancels Final Performance in Chicago Due to Technical Error
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 15, 2018

The Cher Show cancelled its final performance in Chicago, which was set for today, July 15, due to a technical issue. The issue was announced to the audience shortly after the show was set to begin. A mini concert was performed in lieu of the full production, including 4 songs. (more...)

Kidz Theater Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Starting next Friday, Kidz Theater presents a new production of Cabaret, written by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff. The final show in Kidz Theater's tenth anniversary season in New York City, this new production brings together some of the most talented young performers in the tri-state area to finish off our 10th Anniversary Season in New York City! Cabaret plays at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street) from Friday July 20th to Sunday, July 29th. General Admission tickets are $35.00 in advance, with student tickets at $20.00 and orchestra table seats at $25.00. Tickets can be purchased at www.kidztheater.org/tickets. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 14, 2018
by - Jul 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 13, 2018
by - Jul 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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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