Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Cher Show (NYC)

From 855 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

About the show

The Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy-winning entertainer’s life story comes to Broadway in this new musical, featuring her many hits including "If I Could Turn Back Time" and "I Got You Babe." More…

"The Cher Show" is her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: The kid starting out, the glam pop star. and the icon. "The Cher Show" is 35 songs, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, and enough Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City.

2h 30m | Already closed | Neil Simon Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (855)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Great staging
82
Avg Score

79
Great singing, Fun, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of Cher. Great performances. Fun and entertaining. The costumes!!! wow!

Don't see it if you want to learn anything new about Cher. The show is almost devoid of conflict. Extremely sanitized.

Also There is a certain je-ne-Cher-quoi missing about it. Cher's va-va-voom... Read more Read less

96
Must see, Exciting, Great singing, Funny, Sentimental

See it if You’re a Cher fan, especially if you’re a child of the 70’s and fondly remember those TV shows-or if you just want to see a FUN FAB show!

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher. Other than that I say see it. It’s the best jukebox musical I’ve ever seen!

Also This was WAY better than I expected. So much more to it than just a ju... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Cliched, Indulgent, Great singing, Clever

See it if It's the American Dream story wearing sequins and singing! Beauty of the piece is it's 'tongue-in-cheek' outlook Block's "Cher" shines best

Don't see it if It's also cliched & at times insipid but the sheer extravagance wins you over (like the Diva herself!) with all those hit songs & costumes

74
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You love Cher and want to see something relatively light that you don’t need to put much thought into.

Don't see it if You’re expecting an interesting bio musical. Apparently Cher’s life isn’t especially remarkable, and you don’t learn anything new about her.

85
Great singing, Great costumes. fun to see the fashion show, Absorbing, Fun

See it if You’d enjoy a very well done show with many familiar tunes. Excellent singing. Fantastic costumes. Three different Chers worked for me.

Don't see it if You hate Cher or have no interest in her life. The last 10 minutes WAY too loud, the rest was fine.

Also I was very surprised at how much I liked it. Very enjoyable. Especiall... Read more Read less

78
Great costumes, Energetic, Interesting approach, Great music, Entertaining

See it if you believe that the only thing better than one Cher is three. The biographical information surprised me. I had forgotten her early songs.

Don't see it if The musical suffers from squeezing 70 years into 2.5 hours with a lot of music. Cher is unhappy most of time. Best costumes on stage briefly

85
Wonderful choreography, Great lighting effects, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to have an enjoyable time learning about Cher, her personal life and career. Great singing, staging and wonderful dance numbers.

Don't see it if you don't like Cher or like sophisticated musicals.

Also Enjoy the magnificent costumes by Bob Mackie.

85
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, A trio of cher’s

See it if You are a true Cher fan who wants to enjoy the story of her career. Three actors play various stages of her fabulous life. Amazing costumes!

Don't see it if You expect a biopic with one actor playing Cher, and a boring boy meets girl story of her career and family life.

Also See this show if only for the Bob Mackie costumes, fantastic singing, ... Read more Read less

88
Fabulous staging, set and lighting design, Sexy choreography and dancing, Looks like cher, sounds like cher, Phenomenal, outrageous costumes

See it if You’d like to see a recap of Cher’s career and songs retelling most of what you already knew and a little that you didn’t.

Don't see it if You think that three characters playing Cher at the same time is a little too much. You don’t like Bob Mackie inspired costumes.

Also The Members are right and the Critics are wrong. The Cher Show is much... Read more Read less

70
Fun, Indulgent, Great singing, Great costumes, Gimmicky

See it if lighthearted fare, good singing & a show not taking itself seriously; all 3 women playing Cher are great but Block is exceptional.

Don't see it if you're looking for substance or a story that gives more info than you already know; needs editing; feels like a chain of vignettes.

Also Bob Mackie's costumes are the stars of the show.

74
Fun, Empowering, Silly, Great costumes

See it if if you love Cher and her rise to fame story and all that old music, and BOB MACKIE!!

Don't see it if you dislike juke-box musicals that are a little goofy and disjointed.

97
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You want a great evening of non -stop Entertainment. See it before it closes because you deserve it!

Don't see it if If u don’t like splashy over the top spanglitious productions. U probably won’t have a chance to see it again as its 2 expensive to produce

75
Feathered, beaded & bangled, Grab bag, For the fans, Fabulous costumes, Best when it makes fun of itself

See it if you're CHER fan, want a sing-along,high energy dancing, gllitz, don't mind similarities with other jukebox musicals, like Stephanie Bloc

Don't see it if hate jukebox musicals, want all 3 Chers to sound like Cher, dislike color & light and Bob Mackie

95
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Terrific

See it if you love big, brassy musicals.Stephanie J. Block is a gift from the theatre gods.Add in Bob Mackie's costumes, fun music, and you have a hit

Don't see it if you want a standard bio pic.This is quirky and fun and exciting, just like Cher herself. It takes 3 women to do Cher justice. Brava to all.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you’ve been disappointed w/the narrative of recent biographical musicals. This isn’t Jersey Boys’ level, but exceeds On Your Feet & Summer.

Don't see it if you hate Cher’s music/Bob Mackie’s gloriously extra costume design or to avoid Stephanie J. Block making you forget she’s not actually Cher.

Also Block and Mackie should and will get Tony nominations for their respec... Read more Read less

85
Great costumes, Great staging, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if fan of Cher & her music & Bob Mackie's wonderful glitzy costumes, want a fun high energy evening; great choreography; S.J. Block great

Don't see it if don't like jukebox musicals or Cher's music, want some emotional depth (some of her ups & downs should have been more moving); 3 actors*

Also *playing Cher, often on stage at same time (I found it very clever.)

79
Great choreography, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals fast paced lots of fun. The three Cher’s excellent. Choreography superb. Forgettable but enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher and the songs she sang. Even that should not deter you.

90
Fun, frothy, fierce, and feministic, Stellar singing by the whole cast, Great choreography, costuming, and design, Energizing, Cher’s casual fans will leave as cher lovers

See it if even a casual Cher fan. You’ll find this “jukebox musical” one of the better ones in terms of storytelling, acting, and overall performance.

Don't see it if you'll feel uncomfortable around scantily-clad dancers and “Chers” (she always has been a risk-taker); don’t appreciate this icon/her music.

Also I was in no rush to see The Cher Show but won the ticket lottery and p... Read more Read less

60
Great singing, Entertaining, Jukebox, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You absolutely love cher and her music.

Don't see it if you want to see a better written show and you don't like jukebox musicals.

85
Great costumes, Fun, Entertaining

See it if are a fan of Cher or want to see a veritable catwalk of her outfits. 3 Chers - kid, 20's, adult - was an interesting take.

Don't see it if you don't care for Cher or get irritated by her voice. The Chers try for that throaty voice on and off.

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you love Cher or anything about the woman- fashion, music, celebrity

Don't see it if the thought of a musical about a powerfully charismatic woman doesn't send tingles down your spine.

Also Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond bring Cher to life... Read more Read less

78
Great singing, Amazing costumes, Fluffy, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you are a fan of Cher and want to learn more about her story. Or if you want to see some spectacular Bob Mackie costumes

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Cher or don't enjoy biopic/jukebox musicals.

Also This was an entertaining show. I'm not a Cher superfan, but I like her... Read more Read less

71
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Awesome costumes

See it if you love Cher.

Don't see it if you don't want a full on sparkle fest.

79
Well meaning juke box bio, Incredible dance solo, Great singing, Wonderful costumes, Entertaining and fun

See it if A fan of Cher, Bob Mackie or dancer Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, whose Dark Lady stops the show. Fun if at times clichéd, good embrace of Cher.

Don't see it if Not a fan or expecting the production as a whole to match the costumes. Terrific singing & Block's vocals nail Cher, but in all a thin bio.

Also The world is a better place for having Cher in it, & how fun to have t... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Plain fun

See it if Surrender to Cher and have a fabulous time. Although jukebox musical, a lot,of heart and glam. Better than expected.

Don't see it if Juke box of and about Cher


December 3rd, 2018
"Except for the dozens of eye-popping outfits Mr. Mackie gorgeously recreates for the occasion, it’s all gesture, no craft: dramatically threadbare and surprisingly unrevealing...You can’t distinguish scenes meant to borrow comedy-hour elements from those meant to be taken at face value... It was...
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December 3rd, 2018
"The show whirls through six decades at a dizzying pace that disguises, up to a point, that it doesn’t have much to stand on...Cher’s actual hits can’t support that task: They are likeable but skimpy pop ditties. Elice’s script responds to this challenge by skipping past most of them quickly...Li...
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December 3rd, 2018
"It’s such a garish, obvious pastiche, such an unabashedly soulless explosion of wigs and trite memoir wisdom, that somewhere in the midst of its overinflated two and a half hours—probably during one of its dips into stodgy, life-lesson-y sentiment between showstoppers—you start to wonder: Is thi...
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December 3rd, 2018
"We get Cher at three distinct points in her evolution, cracking wise and offering cautionary advice, encouragement and consolation through her ups and downs. That quasi-interior dialogue is often quite affecting...Is the show good? Certainly not in the sense of traditional musical-theater craft....
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