The Cher Show is going to dazzle us—that much is clear. And with today's announcements about the Cher musical's creative design team additions, we're seriously freaking.
Longtime Cher collaborator Bob Mackie has been confirmed as the show's costume designer. The iconic costumier Mackie has dressed everyone from Judy Garland to Diana Ross, and has created many of Cher's most cherished looks over the past decades, including the 1986 feathered Oscars look and all of the costumes for recent Las Vegas residencies.
Other design team members announced today include set designer Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), set designer Brett Banakis (The Glass Menagerie), lighting designer Kevin Adams (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and sound designer Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton).
It's been previously announced that Rick Elice, who worked on Jersey Boys will write the book, Jason Moore (Avenue Q) will direct, Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) will coreograph, and Daryl Waters (Memphis) will serve as orchestrator, arranger and music supervisor.
The Cher Show, which follows the singer's life and career, will come to Broadway in fall 2018, after an initial run in Chicago this summer.
Take a look at some of Mackie's initial sketches for the show below:
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