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Cher doesn’t hold back about the upcoming Broadway musical on her life and says it needs work

The iconic singer saw a preview of the show and has given suggestions about how to improve

By Steve Brown

Cher admitted the upcoming Broadway musical about her life “needs work”.

After seeing a preview of the upcoming musical, The Cher Show, the Grammy award-winner didn’t hold back about the show and although she said it needs work, she admitted there weren’t part where she “wanted to gouge my eyes out”.

Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Cher said: “Some parts of it are really fabulous.

“We’re going to work on the other parts. In many parts, it was much, much better than I thought it would be. And there were no parts where I wanted to gouge my eyes out.

“It needs work. I’m not supposed to say that, but I don’t care. But you know, I was really very surprised by how close to real these people feel. Some of the boys are so on the mark, it’s creepy.”

The show – which has been directed by Jason Moore – will cover everything from her family to her marriages to Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman as well as her 50-plus-year career in the industry.

“I think it’s a story of struggle,” the 72 year old added. “I was resilient. There were no other options for me.

“There was nothing else for me to do. I had to put my big-girl G-string on and go for it. From the time I was little, it was never easy for me.”

The iconic singer also teased she wants to have some “concert-style” musical numbers like in Mamma Mia – which Cher has joined the cast for the upcoming movie sequel.

She said: “There are lines in the show that sound like quotes but aren’t right. I’ve been telling him [Moore] the real quotes.

“And I am pushing them to do three dance songs in a concert-style way at the end, a bit like they do in Mamma Mia.

“I think the audience would like that… I am actually pushing them to be more truthful about me. I’ve already said so much about my life.

“It would be silly for them to come up with a Mother Theresa.”