We've got a first look at some of the costume sketches that will be gracing the stage. In true Mackie form, he's bringing back the "naked" tulle dresses that made him and Cher famous in the 1980s. He's also resurrecting Cher's iconic hippie looks, with her long, straight hair and striped bell bottoms, and doubling down on his signature heavily beaded pieces.
Last year, Mackie told VogueVogue that "not everything I made for Cher was provocative," referencing her nearly-naked looks. "She never looked vulgar in anything because she had such an incredible body and she carried it well—she wore it like she was wearing a T-shirt and jeans." Even today, Cher continues to dazzle in outfits that shock and surprise, helping us to remember that fashion has no age of expiration.
While Cher herself won't be acting in the musical, the beloved icon will be played be three different actresses, each at different parts of her life. The score will, of course, center around her discography, and will be set in her goddess-level pysche. It opens in Chicago in June 2018 before heading to Broadway in New York City.