Inside The Magnificent Cher Suite in New York City!
By Ryan Shea
June 29, 2019
All the Cher fanatics out there now have one more reason to love her. An amazing hotel in Manhattan has just introduced a Cher-themed suite that transports you out of the concrete jungle and into a world of 70’s fashion, sparkly décor and so much more.
Sofitel, one of the chicest hotels in Manhattan, just launched this suite dedicated to the “Believe” songstress earlier this month. The midtown hotspot is the perfect place to stay for all your NYC needs including a quick trip to Times Square, a subway ride to Central Park and an endless foodie scene that will leave you feeling stuffed and satisfied.
I was immensely happy to be the inaugural person who got to stay at this suite a couple of weeks ago. My excitement was on display the minute I walked inside and saw all the detail that went into creating such a magnificent setting.
There’s so much to look at when you go in. First off, the room is spacious and comfortable, with a sprawling bed and great view of New York City.
Secondly, it’s a freaking Cher bonanza in there! The homage that Sofitel pays to the Oscar winner is seen throughout the room. Outfits of Cher’s designed by Bob Mackie (who won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for The Cher Show this year) is plastered on the walls as are classic photos of her from the 70’s and beyond.
Other décor details include: a Cher Show poster signed by the cast, TIME Magazine cover signed by Cher and Bob, Cher portraits by Hirschfeld, and original costumes from The Cher Show. The hotel will also offer a Cher-themed specialty cocktail, Turn Back Thyme—with a percentage of sales donated to GLAAD.
And from now until July 15 the hotel’s Gaby Bar will host a Proud Hour from 8-10 p.m. daily. 20 percent of all cocktail proceeds will benefit The Ali Forney Center, serving and empowering homeless LGBT youth.
The Cher Show Sets Broadway Closing Date
By ADAM HETRICK
June 25, 2019
The musical about the pop icon opened December 3, 2018, at the Neil Simon Theatre.
The Cher Show, the new Broadway musical that charts the life and career of award-winning entertainer and pop-culture icon Cher, will end its run August 18 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
The production will have played 34 previews and 296 regular performances when it closes.
The new musical, which drew positive reviews from critics, opened on Broadway December 3, 2018, following a Chicago out of town try out last summer. A national tour will launch in October 2020 in Rochester, New York.
The Cher Show won two Tony Awards this season, including Stephanie J. Block for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and Bob Mackie for Best Costume Design of a Musical.
Mr. Mackie's fashions have been recreated in exact detail from the original pieces worn by Cher in music videos, television specials, concerts, and award shows. An entire number in the show is dedicated to Mackie's dazzling collection.
Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys book writer Rick Elice wrote the book for the musical that incorporates 35 of Cher's songs, from her career-launching 1965 duet with Sonny Bono, "I Got You Babe," to her 2013 dance album Closer to The Truth.
Tony Award winner Block (Falsettos, Wicked), Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), and Micaela Diamond (NBC’s recent live Jesus Christ Superstar) play different incarnations of Cher.
Directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect), The Cher Show features choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies); music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters (Memphis); music direction by Andrew Resnick, and dance music arrangements by Zane Mark and Daryl Waters.
The musical's cast also includes Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys) as Sonny Bono, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse(Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line) as Bob Mackie,
Michael Campayno (Wicked) as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Side Show) as Gregg Allman, Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner(Prince of Broadway, Side Show) as Georgia Holt, and Dee Roscioli (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof) as the Standby for Star and Lady.
The cast is completed by Marija Abney, Carleigh Bettiol, Taurean Everett, Michael Fatica, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Michael Graceffa, Blaine Alden Krauss, Sam Lips, Tiana Okoye, Amy Quanbeck, Angel Reda, Jennifer Rias, Michael Tacconi, Tory Trowbridge, Christopher Vo, Alena Watters, Charlie Williams, and Ryan Worsing.
Rounding out the creative team are Tony Award-winning set designer Christine Jones(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, American Idiot), set designer Brett J. Banakis, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot), Tony Award-nominated sound designer Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen), video and projection designer Darrel Maloney, hair and wig designer Charles G. LaPointe, and makeup designer Cookie Jordan. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA. General Management is by Baseline Theatrical.
Cher sets second Madison Square Garden show
By Frank Lovece
June 24, 2019
After selling out her Dec. 3 concert at Madison Square Garden, Cher has added a second show at the arena on Dec. 4.
Tickets go on sale to Citi cardmembers Tuesday at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday, promoter Live Nation Entertainment said in its announcement Monday.
The Grammy Award winner's "Here We Go Again" tour, her first since "Dressed to Kill" in 2014, is expected to include her catalog of hits as well as new songs from last year's album of ABBA covers, "Dancing Queen."
Cher Is the Ultimate Fangirl on Twitter After ‘The Cher Show’ Wins 2 Tony Awards
By Nicholas Hautman
June 10, 2019
The tweets go on! Cher took to Twitter to celebrate The Cher Show winning two Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9.
The legendary singer’s longtime costume designer, Bob Mackie, took home the trophy for Best Costume Design in a Musical, while Broadway veteran Stephanie J. Block, who portrays Cher, won Best Actress in a Musical.
“BOB YAH,” Cher, 73, tweeted after Mackie’s win. “BOB, YOU DID IT. MY [HEART] CAN’T TAKE THIS!! NO ON [sic] IS BETTER THAN BOB MACKIE,& IM LIVING PROOF. I’M SO CRYING. BOB MACKIE DESERVES THIS AWARD MORE THAN ANYONE WILL EVER KNOW.”
Later in the evening, when Block received her award, the “If I Could Turn Back Time” singer excitedly tweeted Opens a New Window. , “OH GOD GODGOD STEPHANIE OH OH OH OH OF. I CANNOT STOP JUMPING, CRYING,LAUGHING,….I FEEL LIKE I WON AN AWARD!! NOT EVEN SURE IF I CAN USE EMOJIS. STEPHANIE,BESIDES ME…YOU ARE THE ‘BEST ME’ BOB I LOVED YOU THE MOMENT I SAW YOU.”
The Cher Show, which opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in December 2018, is a jukebox musical that tells the true story of the pop star’s life and career. Three actresses play Cher in different stages of her life: Micaela Diamond as Babe, Teal Wicks as Lady and Block as Star.
During her acceptance speech at Sunday’s ceremony, Block, 46, honored her 4-year-old daughter, Vivienne, whom she shares with husband Sebastian Arcelus. “Vivi, Mommy won a trophy but like I always tell you, little girl, it’s not about winning; it’s about showing up, doing your best, loving all people and finding joy along the way,” she said.
The first-time Tony winner, who was previously nominated for her roles in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Falsettos, later tweeted, “To my @TheCherShow family… I truly love you guys. @TealWicks @micaeladiamond_ , we are ONE! I lost my place (and a bit of my mind) up there tonight when giving my speech, but please know my heart is yours and I am so grateful for/ to you guys. Thank you.”
Cher's mother has just turned 93 and she looks unbelievable
By Albertina Lloyd
June 3, 2019
Cher has revealed where she gets her youthful looks from, as she shared a snap from her mother’s 93rd birthday party.
The If I Could Turn Back Time star helped her singer-actress mother Georgia Holt celebrate her birthday with her half-sister Georganne LaPiere.
Cher, 73, wrote: “Had a great day at Mom’s birthday.”
Cher revealed that for a birthday present she had told her mother she wanted her to share the Kennedy Centre Honours medal she received in 2018 for contributions to American Culture.
She wrote: “She’s so proud... She’s 93 and the look in her eyes said it all.”
Fans were taken aback by how young both women appeared in the picture.
One tweeted: “93? No way! Respect... Your Mother looks amazing!”
Another exclaimed: “You both really don’t look like 93 and 73.”
Cher announced her new fragrance, Eau de Couture by Cher, one day after celebrating her 73rd birthday
By KAITLYN FREY
May 21, 2019
After more than 30 years, Cher is finally introducing a new fragrance to the world.
The Grammy Award-winning artist announced her latest endeavor with ScentBeauty, the world’s first multi-brand e-commerce platform for bespoke fragrances, the day after celebrating her 73rd birthday. Cher’s new signature fragrance, called Eau de Couture by Cher, marks the star’s big return to the industry after her Uninhibited perfume became discontinued in 1987. But this time, Cher took a different approach to selecting the perfect scent.
“This is a genderless scent. I made it for people who love perfume and want to smell good and for people who feel that it’s part of who they are,” she said in a press release of the fragrance, which features notes of vanilla, bergamot, neroli, jasmine and vetiver.
She added: “I like vanilla. It’s very touchy-feely. It makes you want to hold yourself.
But before bringing a new product into the world, Cher wanted to make sure every aspect of it, from the packaging to the scent itself, was perfect.
“I have worked on this fragrance for the last four years. It is a labor of love and I am especially happy to announce this the day after my birthday,” she said.
While Cher has yet to confirm the exact launch date (she tweeted when she’s “ready” she will “share it”), ScentBeauty says the fragrance will hit its website and key retailers starting in late fall 2019. In the meantime, Cher is wearing her scent at every chance she gets.
“This too is a milestone in my career as an artist. It completely expresses who I am, and I wear it every day,” she said. “I know there are people who don’t want to have anything on them, but I cannot even go to that place.”
Cher-themed suite opens at NYC's Sofitel hotel
By Lilit Marcus
May 20, 2019
(CNN) — A jukebox musical about one of the world's most iconic singers, "The Cher Show" is on Broadway. And now Cher is also in a hotel suite.
The Sofitel hotel in New York City is paying tribute to the singer and the musical with a Cher and Cher Show-themed suite.
In addition to the usual upscale amenities, the suite will feature a "Cher Show" poster signed by the cast, a Time magazine cover signed by both Cher and her longtime costume designer Bob Mackie, Cher portraits by noted celebrity illustrator Al Hirschfeld and some original costumes from "The Cher Show."
The Sofitel, which is in Midtown Manhattan a few blocks north of Bryant Park, is located in the middle of all the Pride action that's going on.
Pride is always an event in New York City, but 2019 is an especially notable year.
This year, WorldPride takes place in the Big Apple to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which marked a major turning point in the battle for LGBTQ rights in the United States and around the globe.
The Sofitel is also about a 15-minute walk from the Neil Simon Theatre, where "The Cher Show" is playing.
Three actresses play various incarnations of Cher, from the variety show era Cher to the superstar days, in every performance. They belt out some of the one-named diva's biggest hits, such as "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time," along the way.
The suite is available for bookings beginning June 10 and going through September 15.
If you already have your accommodations booked but still want to get a taste of the experience, the Sofitel's Gaby Bar is offering a special Cher cocktail called -- what else? -- Turn Back Thyme.
The cocktail consists of gin, lime juice, ginger beer and thyme-infused simple syrup, topped off with a candied bit of ginger.
Gaby Bar will host a "Proud Hour" from 8 to 10 p.m every day from June 10 to July 15. They say 20% of all cocktail proceeds will benefit The Ali Forney Center, a New York City-based organization that helps to prevent LGBTQ teen homelessness.
In 2018 and 2019, the Sofitel was the official hotel partner for the Tony Awards. For hardcore theater buffs, there is a year-round Tonys-themed suite that features signed playbills, classic performance photos and more.
Bookings for the "Cher Show"-themed suite begin at $499 per night.
Cher Style is now on Instagram!
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Cher Gets Campy During Surprise Performance at the 2019 Met Gala
By MCKENNA AIELLO
May 6, 2019
You didn't think the 2019 Met Gala would exclude the Queen of Camp, did you?!
After the biggest names in Hollywood headed into the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the intimate bash, the one and only Cher took the stage with a surprise performance that we could only presume turned back time to the performer's heyday.
Famous attendees like Bella Hadid, Tracee Ellis Ross and Hailee Steinfeld documented the spectacle for their Instagram followers, which included a troupe of dancers decked out in '70s-inspired gear. Cher herself channeled her inner disco girl as she belted out hits like "Believe" and "Waterloo" in an embellished bomber jacket, light wash denim and a platinum blond 'do.
Lady Gaga, who co-chaired the event, helped introduce the living legend.
"We have some incredible performances tonight and I would ask you kindly to pay attention," Gaga shared onstage. "Are you quiet? Are you focused? Are you ready?"
As soon as stars like Bella, Sarah Paulson, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani—who were all seated at the same table—followed Gaga's instructions, Cher really got the party started.
The 72-year-old then concluded her performance with a heartfelt speech about her lifelong connection to the Met Gala.
"I wasn't going to say anything tonight, but then I saw the First Monday in May documentary and it reminded me of when I was a little kid, and it made me kind of excited and depressed, and drama queen-ish. That's who I am," she recalled. "But I was really poor, and dyslexic... I had to wear rubber bands on my shoes. I was s--t poor, but I had this love of color and painting and patterns and everything, fabric."
She continued, "When that 64 box of Crayola came out, I lost my mind. I wanted to be something, and I wanted to be more than just a singer and when I met Sonny he'd do anything I'd want him to do, so I just lived out my dream with him, and we just kept going. I just want you to know how proud I am to be here and be a part of this."
Tony Nominee Stephanie J. Block and the Cast of The Cher Show to Perform at Barnes & Noble
By Adam Hetrick
May 1, 2019
The show’s stars will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording May 14.
The cast of The Cher Show will celebrate the in-store release of their original Broadway cast recording with a May 14 performance at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble.
The show’s trio of leading ladies, including 2019 Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond, will join co-stars Jarrod Spector and Matthew Hydzik for the 4 PM performance and CD signing to follow.
The Cher Show’s original Broadway cast album, which is now available on all digital retail and streaming platforms, will be released on CD May 10 in stores.
In addition to Block's Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, The Cher Show also received Tony nominations for Best Lighting Design and Best Costume Design of a Musical.
The complete track listing for The Cher Show's original Broadway cast album follows:
1. If I Could Turn Back Time
3. The Shoop Shoop Song
4. I Got You Babe
5. When the Money's Gone - All Or Nothing
6. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
7. Living in a House Divided
8. Bang Bang
10. Song For the Lonely
11. All I Ever Need is You
12. Heart of Stone
13. Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
14. Midnight Rider - Ramblin' Man
15. Just Like Jesse James
16. Dark Lady
17. Strong Enough
18. The Way Of Love
19. The Beat Goes On
20. I Found Someone
21. You Haven't Seen The Last of Me
The Upper East Side Barnes & Noble is located at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street.
7 Surprising Facts About The Cher Show Costumes,
Straight from Tony Nominated Designer Bob Mackie
The icon's longtime fashion collaborator opens up to PEOPLE about bringing her looks back to life for Broadway
By BRITTANY TALARICO
April 30, 2019
“Make it bigger, Bob!”
Those four words built the foundation for designer Bob Mackie’s more than five-decade relationship with the ultimate stage and screen queen, Cher.
Cher herself admits that she would not be the style icon she’s known as today without Mackie, her fashion whisperer, bringing her visions to life. The duo met in the ’60s when Mackie was hired to do all the costuming for The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. They would go on to create one of the most show-stopping wardrobes in history, with their creations landing everywhere from the Oscars red carpet to music videos to Vegas stages.
So when it came time to outfit Cher’s latest project, The Cher Show, a Broadway biopic of her life and career, she knew Mackie was the only person that could turn back time and bring her closet back to life. And she was right. On Thursday, Mackie earned a Tony nomination for Best Costume Design, leading a team that assembled over 450 costumes for the stage, most exact replicas from Cher’s famous closet.
“She’s never intimidated by anything she wears,” Mackie tells PEOPLE of Cher’s risk-taking sense of style. “She just wears it like a T-shirt and jeans. And she looks like she was born to wear it — because she was.”
The show follows Cher’s life through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, with three different actresses taking on each stage of her life: Star, Lady and Babe. And the clothes serve as their own character.
“They stand up and give standing ovations for his costumes,” Cher said in a recent interview with the Today show. “I was shocked the first time, but totally excited. At the end, people just stood up and started screaming.”
Below Mackie takes PEOPLE inside the show’s sparkly fashion closet.
Mackie Still Had Original Patterns from Cher’s Famous Wardrobe
“I kept all of the the original patterns from every look we did. We even had beading patterns from her most famous outfits, which all require thousands of beads. That helped craft the wardrobe on a short timeline. There were some absolute replicas, especially her 1986 Oscars gown. I had a wardrobe for years and we kept everything that we ever made, and for the Oscars we had the original one to look at, which made a big difference. If it was somebody else trying to do it, I think it would be a little harder. And it was hard enough.”
Speaking of the Oscars Dress… Bob Advised Cher NOT to Wear It
“I’m always the conservative one. At first I told her, ‘You can’t dress like that to give somebody an award, you’ll pull all the focus from them.’ And she said, ‘Oh, they won’t mind.’ Then there she is, and she’s on the cover of every newspaper all across the country. She knows what she’s doing. Of course she was the one that got printed. People liked it and hated it at the same time. Critics said, ‘Well, that’s not fashion.’ Well, it wasn’t meant to be fashion. She wanted to do it just because it was fun. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she loves to dress up. She always says, ‘I don’t ever want to be dressed like a housewife in an evening gown.'”
The Entire Cast Wardrobe Took One Year to Make
“It wouldn’t have taken all that much time, but there are always re-writes on a script. When you do that, it changes the costumes. We worked on it for almost a whole year.”
There Are Upward of 450 Outfits Featured in the Show
“We have a huge ensemble to outfit. The Chers are just one piece. We have the most amazing group of dancers, all of Sonny’s outfit changes. It was really so much fun to create each and every look.”
There Is a Full-Time Beader to Fix Costumes Backstage
“A lovely and talented man, Philip, works on the outfits every day. He fills in beads and he makes sure everything is kept looking perfect. Which is the way you have to do it, because clothes like that usually are made to wear one night and then you put it away and say, ‘Oh, that’s what I wore to the Academy Awards.’ But every night that stuff goes onstage, and it’s put on and taken off. It wears out fast from all the quick changes.”
The Chers’ Understudies Also Had Complete Wardrobes
“Everything we made for each Cher was to the actresses’ exact measurements. And since we have a whole other group of talented women who are understudying these parts, and we had to make a complete new set of clothes for each of them as well. The costume budget is quite amazing when you think about what we have to make doubles of. I’m sure we went over budget. That’s part of what that girl’s story is all about.”
Mackie’s Least Favorite Cher Look Is the Turn Back Time Video
“When she was doing ‘Turn Back Time’ on the big boat with all the sailors, I hated that outfit, but she made me do it. And then she put a jacket on over it, and it made it look even more naked because you couldn’t see where the look started and it stopped. Anyway, I didn’t admit that I’d had anything to do with it for years. She’s gotten a lot of attention from the way she dresses and the way she looks. And she’s gorgeous. The thing about Cher is that her body was always so toned and so perfect that nothing, no matter how naked [it was], ever looked vulgar. It always looked immaculate. Like ‘Okay, I’m good. Everything’s in place.'”
CHER AND THE CHER SHOW CAST ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
April 16, 2019
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.
Goddess of pop Cher performs “If I Could Turn Back Time” with the Broadway cast of The Cher Show for the Tonight Show audience.
Cher and The Cher Show Broadway cast, Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond, chat about the musical that spans six decades of and 35 hits from the legendary performer’s life and career.
Cher joins the Broadway cast of The Cher Show for a performance of “I Got You Babe” for the Tonight Show audience.
Cher discusses her return to touring, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and what she thinks of people doing impressions of her.
Jimmy and Cher take turns lip-syncing to audio of random people singing karaoke to her hit classic “Believe.”
Cher talks about her life-long struggle with shyness and producing a Broadway show about her life.
Cher recreates her iconic Moonstruck slap after escorting Jimmy to the stage before his monologue from Monday, April 15.
SiriusXM to Launch 'The Cher Channel' This Week
By Rania Aniftos
April 16, 2009
SiriusXM is officially launching its much anticipated Cher channel this week, the broadcasting company announced Tuesday (April 16). The limited run will begin April 17.
The channel will play music from throughout the icon's career, including her hits and her musical influences, along with stories from Cher herself about her music that defined multiple decades and her life. The channel will also feature tracks off the original cast album for The Cher Show, the new bio musical currently playing on Broadway.
“Working with Cher these last three years has confirmed everything I always thought about this extraordinary icon: She’s brilliant, she’s brave, and she is one of the greatest artists of our time,” said Producer Jeffrey Seller in a statement. “The Cher Channel on SiriusXM is a perfect way for fans to get even deeper into the inspiration that is Cher.”
SiriusXM subscribers since April 3, 2019 will be able to enter for the chance to win two trips for the winner and a friend to New York City. The prize includes airfares, hotel stays and a pair of tickets to see The Cher Show on Broadway, plus see Cher live at Madison Square Garden from the front row and the opportunity to meet her.
SiriusXM’s The Cher Channel will launch on Wednesday, April 17 at 12 p.m. EAT and run through Wednesday, May 1 at 3 a.m. EST on SiriusXM radios (channel 4) and on the SiriusXM app.
Cher, Broadway Musical Cast Plot ‘Fallon’ Takeover
Singer will perform “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” with stars of ‘The Cher Show’
By RYAN REED
April 9, 2019
Cher will join the stars of the Broadway musical The Cher Show — Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond — for a Tonight Show takeover dedicated to the singer. The quartet will appear on the program’s Monday, April 15th episode for interviews with host Jimmy Fallon and two musical performances.
Block will join Cher for a live version of 1989’s “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and all four singers will perform 2010’s “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.” Previous Tonight Show takeover installments have featured Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.
The Cher Show, a jukebox musical that traces the iconic performer’s life and career, premiered in June 2018 in Chicago before opening on Broadway six months later. The production is framed around the three stages of her life, with the actresses playing the characters Babe (Diamond), Lady (Wicks) and Star (Block).
Cher released an album of Abba covers songs, Dancing Queen, in 2018. In recent Twitter posts, she’s teased the possibility of Christmas LP, a second record of Abba covers, an autobiography and a biopic on her life.
Chita Rivera Awards Will Honor Jeffrey Seller, Cher, and More!
April 9. 2019
Graciela Daniele, Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher will be honored at the 3rd Annual Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, off Washington Square Park) on Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm, it was announced today by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (www.NYCDAFoundation.net). Lanteri produces in conjunction with Patricia Watt.
Dancer, choreographer and theater director Graciela Daniele will receive the third annualLifetime Achievement Award, and Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher (producers of The Cher Show on Broadway) will be honored with the Ambassador for the Arts Award honoring their contribution to the convergence of theater, film, and television.
Graciela has worked with Chita Rivera on four shows: Chicago, The Rink, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and The Visit.
The nominations for the Chita Rivera Awards will be announced on Friday, April 26 and the nominee reception will be on Monday, April 29.
Carrying the name of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the Chita Rivera Awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence past, present and future. The mission of the awards is to honor the superb achievements of the nominees, and also to recognize the talent and passion of all theatrical choreographers and dancers. Additionally, through education and scholarships, the awards nurture future generations and preserve notable dance history.
Nominators consider outstanding choreography, featured dancers and ensembles in Broadway and Off Broadway shows, as well as outstanding choreography in film during the theatrical season. The Off Broadway and Film committees make nominations and name winners in those categories. Broadway nominees are designated by the Broadway nominating committee and winners selected by the Broadway awarding committee.
Hillary Clinton Attended 'The Cher Show' on Broadway
April 4, 2019
(L-R) Emily Skinner, Michael Berresse, Jarrod Spector, Teal Wicks, Hillary Clinton, Stephanie J. Block, Micaela Diamond, Michael Campano and Matthew Hydzik are seen backstage at 'The Cher Show' on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 3, 2019 in New York City.
Cher always draws a crowd, and on Wednesday night Hillary Clinton was among the fans.
The former presidential candidate was spotted in the audience at The Cher Show on Broadway, which traces the trailblazing singer, comedienne, actress’s career.
The former presidential candidate was happy to pose for snaps at the Neil Simon Theatre, which were shared wide on Twitter and Instagram.
Cher and Clinton are friends from way back. The pop legend is a longtime – and vocal -- supporter of Clinton and in 2016 campaigned for the former First Lady at a string of campaign events. Cher will be on the road through much of the year with her Here We Go Again tour, which has just expanded with 14 new dates.
Cher Adds 14 Dates to North American Tour
March 29, 2019
By Taylor Mims
Cher performs on stage during the opening night of her "Here We Go Again" tour at The Hertz Arena on Jan. 17, 2019 in Estero, Fla.
Cher has added 14 dates to her North American Here We Go Again tour. The new dates will follow a sold-out European leg and begin in Portland, Ore. on Nov. 19 at Moda Center.
The legendary entertainer will go on to hit San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and New Orleans. Cher’s new dates are scheduled to conclude with three stops in Texas including Houston, San Antonio and a final stop at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The newly announced dates will also follow Cher’s Spring trek that begins on April 18 PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Those dates conclude on May 18 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC will continue as the special guest for the North American outing. Cher’s Here We Go Again tour, which kicked off in January, marks her first trek across the U.S. in more than five years.
Tickets for the new dates will go on sale to the general public on April 5 at 10am local time via Live Nation. Check out the new dates below.
Newly announced dates:
Nov 19 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Nov 21 — San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Nov 23 — Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Nov 25 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Nov 27 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
Nov 29 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Dec 03 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec 06 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Dec 08 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Dec 10 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Dec 13 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Dec 15 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Dec 17 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Dec 19 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
VIDEO: Stephanie J. Block of THE CHER SHOW Performs
'If I Could Turn Back Time'
March 15, 2019
By Stage Tube
Stephanie J. Block from "The Cher Show" stopped by this morning's episode of "Live with Kelly and Ryan" to perform "If I Could Turn Back Time" from the Broadway musical!
Watch the performance below!
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. The Cher Show features a book by Rick Elice and direction by Jason Moore.
The Cher Show stars Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), and Micaela Diamond (Broadway debut) in the role of the iconic singer and actress at various times in her life and career. They are joined by Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys) as Sonny Bono, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line) as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno(Wicked) as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Side Show) as Gregg Allman, Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner(Prince of Broadway, Side Show)as Georgia Holt, and Dee Roscioli (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof) as the Standby for Star and Lady.