Natalie Cressman Headed To Broadway As Part Of ‘The Cher Show’ Orchestra
Musical The Cher Show tells the story of famed performer Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman, a.k.a Cher. The Cher Show premiered at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago on June 12 and ran in The Windy City until July 15. Now, the musical is headed to Broadway and a familiar face will be part of The Cher Show’s band.
Natalie Cressman will play trombone and bass trombone in the pit orchestra for The Cher Show on Broadway. The longtime Trey Anastasio Band member will be on hand when The Cher Show officially launches at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 3. Previews begin November 1. The rest of the band has yet to be revealed.
The Cher Show covers three different periods of Cher’s career: “Babe,” “Lady” and “Star.” Actresses Micaela Diamond, Teal Wicks and Stephanie J. Block will play Cher when The Cher Show premieres on Broadway. One part of the musical will focus on Cher’s brief marriage to Gregg Allman. Actor Matthew Hydzik has been tapped for the role of Gregg. While Cher doesn’t star in the musical, she worked with book writer Rick Elice to share her story and has been intimately involved with the show’s development.
Natalie Cressman told “Tour Stories” on a recent installment of The JamBase Podcast. Listen to Episode 11 below (Cressman’s segment starts at the 17:30 mark):