“The Cher Present,” headed for Broadway, has discovered its remaining Chers for the pre-Broadway run in Chicago: Actresses Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond will be a part of the beforehand introduced Stephanie J. Block because the legendary singer at three levels in her life.
The present’s full casting was introduced right now by producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Vendor. The castings weren’t confirmed for the Broadway run.
The brand new musical will premiere in a June 12 to July 15 restricted engagement at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, with a Broadway run deliberate to start previews on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre, with a gap on Monday, Dec. 3.
Wicks has appeared in “Depraved” and “Discovering Neverland,” whereas Diamond shall be making her Broadway debut. Additionally introduced right now had been Jarrod Spector (“Lovely”) as Sonny Bono, Michael Berresse (“Kiss Me, Kate”) as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno (“Depraved”) as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik (“It Shoulda Been You”) as Gregg Allman and Emily Skinner (“Prince of Broadway”) as Cher’s mother Georgia Holt.
The total firm may even function Marija Abney, Carleigh Bettiol, Taurean Everett, Michael Fatica, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Michael Graceffa, Blaine Alden Krauss, Sam Lips, Allie Meixner, Tiana Okoye, Amy Quanbeck, Angel Reda, Dee Roscioli, Michael Tacconi, Tory Trowbridge, Christopher Vo, Alena Watters, Charlie Williams and Ryan Worsing.
Moreover, video designer Darrel Maloney has joined the inventive crew.
“The Cher Present” is predicated on the lifetime of — because the manufacturing duly notes — Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman: “The child on a tricycle, vowing to be well-known. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits on the high. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with 100 million information offered. The legend who’s finished all of it, nonetheless scared to stroll on stage. The spouse, mom, daughter, sister, pal. The girl, in search of love. The final word survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all right here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it’s. And so they’re all of the star of ‘The Cher Present.’”
The musical’s e book is by Rick Elice, course by Jason Moore, choreography by Christopher Gattelli and orchestrations, preparations and musical supervision by Daryl Waters. Cher’s longtime costumer Bob Mackie is on board, as are set designers Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis, lighting designer Kevin Adams and sound designer Nevin Steinberg.