Fashion Icon Bob Mackie Announced as Costume Designer for Upcoming Musical 'The Cher Show'
When making a musical about a legendary pop star as stylish as Cher, one aspect of the production is absolutely crucial: finding the right costume designer to bring the singer’s iconic looks to life.
The Cher Show accomplished just that feat. The new jukebox musical, based on the life and times of the “Believe” singer, announced that fashion icon Bob Mackie will be offering his services as the costume designer for the show. Mackie shared some sketches of costumes that different iterations of the character will wear during the show.
Cher and Mackie have a long, fruitful history as collaborators. The pop icon and the fashion guru worked together over the course of almost 50 years, with Mackie designing looks for Cher’s appearances on tours, television, awards shows and more. It was only in 2014 that the two stopped working together when Mackie was unable to design for Cher’s Dressed to Kill tour.
Joining the design team alongside Mackie are set designers Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Brett Banakis (The Glass Menagerie), lighting designer Kevin Adams (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and sound designer Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton).
The new musical, which will premiere in Chicago on June 12, follows Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman (yes, that is Cher’s full name) all the way from childhood to superstardom, while singing her hit songs and looking fabulous while doing it.
The Cher Show comes to Broadway this fall.