Cher Set for Solo West Side Story Revival

Published Tue, 2 April 2024

In an electrifying announcement, the legendary Cher is set to make a triumphant return to the stage in a groundbreaking solo rendition of the timeless classic, West Side Story. This revelation comes hot on the heels of recent solo performances by acclaimed actors such as Andrew Scott and Sarah Snook, marking a thrilling trend in theater.

Cher, known for her iconic solo version of the show back in 1978, is set to revive her seminal performance in a full-length adaptation, spanning close to two hours without intermission. Unveiling her plans, Cher declared, "I was doing that before it was cool. Honey, I invented the solo version of a show."

Not content with solely portraying all the characters, Cher will also take charge of the creative helm, serving as director, designer, costume designer, and sound designer. With her signature flair, Cher plans to rewrite several tunes from the original production, offering fresh takes with titles like "One Hand, One Cher" and "SomeCher."

Amidst the excitement, Cher's irrepressible wit shines through as she humorously renames the iconic "Quintet" to "One-tet." Fans can anticipate a dazzling showcase of Cher's unparalleled talent, reminiscent of her recent captivating performance in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Produced by Premier Avril, details regarding dates and venue for this highly anticipated production are yet to be disclosed. Cher enthusiasts and theater aficionados alike eagerly await the opportunity to witness the icon's triumphant return to the West End stage.