Cher has long been rumored to be the subject of a Broadway musical based on her amazing life, and now the timeline for the project has finally been announced. According to Playbill, the Cher musical, which has a book by Tony Award-winning writer Rick Elice, will hit the Great White Way sometime next year.

In addition to casting the perfect Cher (three different actresses will play Cher at various stages of her life), producers have been tasked with finding a singing Sonny Bono, Bob Mackie, Gregg Allman, Rob Camilletti, David Geffen, and Sigmund Freud as well as Cher’s parents. Cher’s mom, Georgia Holt, has always been by her daughter’s side so she will undoubtedly be a major character in the musical.

From a teenager to today

The casting notice reads that the characters of BABE, LADY, and STAR will represent Cher, who is now 71 years young, at different moments of her life. The show will delve into the pop icon’s teenaged years when she met and fell in love with Sonny Bono, and it will follow her challenges and successes in the entertainment industry. Cher’s love life has always been tabloid fodder, so her high-profile marriage to Gregg Allman will also take center stage as will her ‘80s romance with bagel baker Rob Camilletti.

Of course, the musical will also include some of Cher’s biggest hit songs, both with her first husband Sonny as part of their musical duo Sonny and Cher (“I Got You Babe”), and her work as a solo artist on classics like “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves,” “Believe,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time."

Cher took to Twitter to announce that she talked to the writer and director of the upcoming musical, making it clear she is totally on board with the project.

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Cher previously admitted she was prepared not to like a stage musical about her life. The mom of two changed her mind after watching a read-through earlier this year.

The music legend is no stranger to Broadway

Cher herself is a Broadway veteran. The music legend appeared in the short-lived stage production of Ed Graczyk's Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” then went on to star in the 1982 film of the same name.

According to the New York Post, Cher gave her OK on the musical after attending an early read-through of the show earlier this year. The supersized cast read the script and sang the songs, but there was reportedly no dancing during the sneak peek performance.

'Cher: The Musical' hits Broadway in 2018.