The Gay Internet heaved a collective gasp earlier this week when Cher announced she's been working on a musical through the closest thing we have to Gabriel's horn, her Twitter account:
Spent last 3 Days with Rick‼️ He is Writer of Cher Musical. We had so much fun He wrote Jersey Boys. Hhmmm… She’ll be more of a PAIN
— Cher (@cher) October 25, 2015
The Rick in question is Rick Elice, the Tony-nominated co-librettist of Jersey Boys. But don't start turning back time, Elice says there's nothing to report quite yet.
"The fact is, we're just getting started so I don't think there's a story for you yet," he told Playbill. "No answers at this point, only questions."
Elice is also busy working on a musical based on Whitney Houston's life—thank god—so who's to know when a cavalcade of Chers will finally ride through the theater on horseback belintg out "Half Breed." The legend and Oscar winner—never forget—first announced a musical featuring her pop hits back in 2012, but this is the first we're hearing about it since then.
Elice has a lot to live up to, though. After all, Cher's last musical gave us one of the greatest moments in cinematic history:
Les Fabian Brathwaite—gypsy, tramp, thief...mostly tramp.