The Cher Show (NYC)
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The Cher Show (NYC)
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The Cher Show (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(948 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
7%
Negative
2%
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."

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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
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. Read more

927 Reviews | 379 Followers
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! Read more

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
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

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
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

628 Reviews | 93 Followers
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. Read more

593 Reviews | 222 Followers
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.

481 Reviews | 317 Followers
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. Read more

501 Reviews | 127 Followers
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. Read more

Critic Reviews (62)

The New York Times
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 wastes so much time hammering its biographical bullet points and tunestack into place...that it never seems to notice the unintelligible result...At least the musical numbers are gleefully staged."
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Time Out New York
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...Like Cher herself, the musical has the virtue of never seeming to take itself too seriously: It’s a delivery system for fabulousness, right up to its 'Mamma Mia!'–like finale, and as such it succeeds."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 this gusher of shamelessness the only thing that could have happened here?...'Cher’s' triple threat strategy feels a bit cribbed...It’s the show’s blithely formulaic nature that drags things down."
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The Hollywood Reporter
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. Would I see it again? Duh, already planning on it. Director Jason Moore's production, unashamedly embraces its abundance of trashy-flashy, tacky vintage-Vegas kitsch."
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Entertainment Weekly
December 3rd, 2018

"This show too can boast of incredible simulation. Credit for that goes largely to its star, Stephanie J. Block, a charismatic stage presence in her own right who is here a careful mimic...No discussion of thin plotting, of costumes changes subbing for character development, or of retro har-har jokes will dissuade true believers looking for a bedazzled good time. Except perhaps this: Why not go see Real Cher who, at 72, looks and sounds at least as much like her younger self as Block does?"
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Variety
December 3rd, 2018

"Despite an icon with attitude, an armful of pop tunes and a can-do cast, the script never quite finds a satisfying style — or a genuine heart — as a winning stage musical...What 'The Cher Show' rarely does is get real, despite the tell-it-like-it-is attitude of its subject. It only takes itself semi-seriously, keeping genuine emotion at arm’s length...The pleasures in the show come from individual performances...Keeping the show afloat are the strength of its combined Chers."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 6th, 2018

"May well be the glitziest, campiest musical ever to hit Broadway—the budget line for Bob Mackie’s costumes alone must surely have been big enough to send a another rocket to Mars—but one that is devoid of cleverness, much less wit...Stephanie J. Block, Micaela Diamond and Teal Wicks impersonate Cher at different times in her life, and they all do it well, Ms. Block in particular...Beyond that, there’s not much more to be said for 'The Cher Show.'"
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The Observer
December 4th, 2018

“While this fleshly, bespangled jukebox musical seems to worship its purple-voiced pop icon, it dances stubbornly on the surface of her phenomenon, rendering her a wry, camp cipher...The theatrical presentation could be more expressionistic, less mock-Vegas schmaltz. The book could be a truly feminist investigation of her life and times...Instead, we get sequins and non sequiturs...The show lacks heart, and heart is what Cher has in abundance.”
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