New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Cher Show (NYC)

From 61 critic and 499 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.



90
Theatre's Leiter Side

"'The Cher Show'…is extremely entertaining, and not in the mindless way you might expect…An eye-poppingly lavish, musically engaging show whose producers…aren't afraid to go overboard in order to replicate the visual excess associated with the Goddess of Pop…Most of the attention is garnered by Block's remarkable replication, not only of Cher's vocal qualities, but of her earthy personality, ready wit, and striking appearance…Delivers…slam-bang flash and glitter." Full Review

90
TheaterScene.net

"Rick Elice's libretto for 'The Cher Show' may fictionalize Cher's struggles, but isn't a totally whitewashed version of Cher's glamorous rise to fame. It's an homage spanning her days with her musical mentor and husband Sonny Bono through her transformation into an Academy Award winning legend for 'Moonstruck.'" Full Review

90
Broadway Lover

"A new precedent for jukebox musicals. It doesn't take itself too seriously...The leading ladies shine on stage, sometimes quite literally, thanks to the fabulous costumes...A standout element of the show is the script. When any of the three Chers are talking, it feels like it could be Cher herself...With stellar performances, dazzling design, and jaw-dropping vocals, there is only one thing to say about it and uniqueness that sets it apart from other shows. It is, simply, Cher." Full Review

88
JK's Theatre Scene

"I had a fantastic night and got more than my money's worth...Elice’s book goes a little too far into the Behind the Music realm...Had the book had more focus...it would be a very good musical...It is Block, that really keeps this monster of a show under control...Block fills in the blanks and hints at what is missing in some of the book; she adds depth even when the material isn't there. Hers is a performance not to be missed.” Full Review

85
BroadwayWorld

"Set designers Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis, lighting designer Kevin Adams and the legendary costume designer Bob Mackie provide shamelessly dazzling visuals that define director Jason Moore's slick production as a concert spectacular (or sometimes as a television variety show) with a plot...While 'The Cher Show' is flashy entertainment from start to finish, full of vibrant artists giving splashy turns, the center of it all is Block's solidly grounded acting performance." Full Review

85
New York Stage Review

"Her valentine to herself is just what a fan might have expected it to be: a glittering, glamorous Las Vegas-like jukebox revue elevated by a basic but snappy Rick Elice book...Block, Wicks and Diamond are so effective at their work that it’s got to be said that evidently Cher is imitable, after all...Jason Moore’s direction is spot on from start to finish, as are the actors energized under him." Full Review

85
New York Stage Review

"A wildly entertaining affair, 'The Cher Show' truly represents the singular superstar it chronicles: Just like the lady herself, this flashy new musical regarding the fabulous life and times of Cherilyn Sarkisian Bono Allman is funny, down-to-earth, madly flamboyant, occasionally conventional, blazing with talent, and delivers dozens of hit songs...Although 'The Cher Show' has its occasional stumbles, the production mostly is fluently staged by director Jason Moore." Full Review

82
Front Row Center

“This brazen experiment in jukebox musicality renders unstable results, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The production radiates, providing thrills when you least expect it...But at the same time, the work suffers from some weak transitions, stilted dialog and a general crisis of identity...Thus, with a book that barely knows what it’s doing, balanced by a director, a costumer and a star who very much do, ‘The Cher Show’ is easily the most exciting new Broadway musical of the season.” Full Review

81
Front Mezz Junkies

"'The Cher Show‘s' creators held on and infused this jukebox show with that same casual irreverence, playing homage to the icon with both sparkly style and fun...It’s frothy and bubbly, and makes not attempt for poignancy...These three stars combine with such stellar ease that we happily run along behind their sashay...Moving fast and furious through the years, 'The Cher Show' parades with panache...It’s sharp and solid, reflecting the incredible popularity of her hit parade." Full Review

80
New York Post

"Granted, the jukebox musical that opened on Broadway Monday night has some clumsy and dopey dialogue...Still, it’s thrilling watching the 72-year-old diva’s rags-to-riches-and-back-again life woven by wall-to-wall hits. Stephanie J. Block gives the season its first must-see star turn as one of the show’s three Chers. Between director Moore’s flashy, fleshy, fluid staging and choreographer Gattelli’s high-energy and ridiculously sexy dances the production is light on its feet, too." Full Review

80
Talkin' Broadway

"The enormous talent onstage and behind the scenes, and the sheer audience-loving energy and confidence that suffuse this production, make for a grand evening of entertainment...All right. It's not perfect. The show at times is overstuffed and overindulgent, while at other times it rushes through segments that deserve a bit more than is offered. But what impresses me most is the amount of care that has gone into every aspect, including the casting of every single role." Full Review

80
Theater News Online

"The glittering, gilded-lily work of experts who excel at their craft...A sharp sense of when to pause the non-stop delirium of Gattelli’s ferocious dances long enough for a bit of emotion to remind us that a mostly real story is unfolding. It happens when Cher pays an unexpected and heartfelt tribute to Sonny...It’s good-hearted hagiography and fun. If you’re a Cher fan, it will please you, and if you’re not, it won’t...Either way, you will leave the theater a devotee of Block. She’s a musta... Full Review

80
The Hollywood Reporter

"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." Full Review

80
Stage Left

“’The Cher Show’, a new bio-musical, never tries to be anything it is not, wholly owning its own wry silliness and decadent camp while honoring the pop legend whose story it quite legibly tells, and remaining blissfully entertaining. The show delivers exactly what it needs to—from songs to sequins...Block embodies Cher in a career-high performance. Capturing the self-effacing spirit and pizzazz of its pop diva, ‘The Cher Show’ is aptly titled.” Full Review

80
Newsday

"Boisterous and appealing new musical...Cramming it all in to two and a half hours results in lapses, but much of the story is there...Throughout, the three Chers are a compelling presence, a group of BFFs who converse in sisterly style as they power through her hits...More than anything, the show presents a message of empowerment, as we watch Cher fight for the right to control her career — and her life." Full Review

80
Theatre Reviews Limited

“The book...although a bit campy...is crystal clear and informative...’The Cher Show’ might be billed as a jukebox musical; however...her songs fit perfectly into her life story...Gattelli gives...energetic production numbers...Moore moves the evening along at a fast pace...Then there are the costumes...An endless parade of astonishing outfits...There is nothing groundbreaking about this show, but it is good solid entertainment with performances that would be hard to beat.” Full Review

80
Medium

"There’s amazing Mackie costumes, there’s hunky backup dancers, there’s plenty of Cher-ism jokes pulled from her tweets, and there is even some feminism in there too...So focus on the rhinestones and the songs you love, and try not to to scoff at the whiplash-inducing, uneven book. This is quite an easy assignment, especially since our three Chers provide a lot for the audience to love...It is certainly not a well-written musical, but it is an amazingly fun night of theater." Full Review

80
Exeunt Magazine

"It refuses to be beholden to anything you thought you needed from a musical. The result is equal parts exhilarating and mystifying, hilarious and stupefying, empowering and conflicting. Sounds like Cher to me...As nuts as the whole enterprise is, it goes so far into the absurd that it reinvents the theatrical rules that bio-musicals depend on...It knows what it is and it embraces it. If a musical can’t be high art, at least it can be low art with integrity." Full Review

75
Time Out New York

"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." Full Review

75
CitiTour

"Perhaps the best reason to spend your money on this tuner is the chance to see Stephanie J. Block turn in a performance of a lifetime as one of three women sharing the title role. Amazingly, Block manages to sound almost identical to Cher without relying on cheesy mannerisms or outright imitation, both while singing and delivering dialogue. As one who has seen Cher in concert, it's almost eerie how well she delivers the star's no-nonsense patter," Full Review

75
Wolf Entertainment Guide

"This is sensational actress-singer Block’s show as she turns in a rousing performance...Primarily a flashy expedition...There’s little depth to the book as it attempts to span developments in Cher’s life and career...The main attraction is pure glitz, the kind that sets off applauding by Cher enthusiasts...It is a sweeping jukebox bio with a chance to ooh and ah at the costumes and enjoy performance highlights in the triple-duty depictions of Cher...particularly the stint of Block as Cher." Full Review

75
NY1

"Obviously skilled in the craft of writing Broadway musicals about popular singers, Elice once again relies on narration and a chronological storyline, hitting on key events with a fine degree of humor and heart...Artistically, it's no match for 'Jersey Boys'...Director Jason Moore does a fine job staging this complex show...We may have reached the saturation point with jukebox musicals, but for Cher fans eager to 'turn back time,' the beat happily goes on." Full Review

75
Broadway Blog

"All of the time Cher spends talking to herself might be better utilized in deepening the relationships with those who impacted her life...'The Cher Show' rarely takes itself too seriously, but when it does, the musical offers a captivating glance into Cher’s evolution from shy outsider to multi-faceted star...Director Jason Moore keeps things moving swiftly amid thesuggestive scenic design, which offers cinematic appeal and stadium-like theatrics for some of the flashier production numbers." Full Review

75
NewNowNext.com

“I enjoyed ‘The Cher Show’ starring three interacting women at different phases of her life...The musical is honest about some dark stuff, like Cher’s difficulty reading and the way she was bullied as a child...A glorified Vegas tribute—veered between bouts of grinning and sympathizing. After a too jokey start—it settles into a lively swirl of dramatics, fashion, and music, with fun juxtapositions of the ladies, as they ‘turn back time’ and show how they made their dreams come true.” Full Review

75
Theater Pizzazz

“’Cher’ needs three actresses to play its title character because it spans most of Cher’s life...Block stands out with a take no prisoners performance that is simply fantastic...Being a superstar is hard work, and I have no doubt that Cher paid her dues and then some, but it’s a stretch to buy into her being a victim...Luckily, there is far more singing than sulking...The show, like Cher’s career, has a few valleys, but for the most part...Moore keeps it exciting, with lots of glitz and glitt... Full Review


100
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if If you want a night at the theatre filled with spectacle, glamour, and heart.

Don't see it if You are offended by skimpy costumes or don’t like tongue-in-cheek humor

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

100
Hilarious, Profound, Relevant

See it if You’re a Cher fan... or not. It’s brilliant! It’s beautiful to look at and the cast is otherworldly GOOD. The entire show is mesmerizing!

Don't see it if You are a an uppity conservative. Or if you aren’t a feminist.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want to have a fun night and see Stephanie J. Block slay it! Bob Mackie’s costumes are perfection. Just a delight to watch and hear!

Don't see it if You hate jukebox musicals or anticipate a great book.

100
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Exquisite

See it if You like great acting.Great dancing Great vocals and fantastic costumes.The show is very entertaining You feel you are watching Cher

Don't see it if If you dont like musicals or you dont like Sonny and Cher

Also Must see Fantastic show

100
Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you like retrospective music and big stage numbers

Don't see it if Don't like the music of Sonny and cher

Also This was one of the most entertaining shows ive seen in a long time Th... Read more Read less

100
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Must see, Clever

See it if Stephanie J Block is Cher; the costumes, dancing and staging are fantastic; clever approach to telling her story

Don't see it if You don't like Cher or her music

100
Awesome, high energy, full blown entertaining!, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love musicals, era shows, lots of razzle-dazzle. And most of all, if you are a Cher fan!

Don't see it if You are not a big fan of musicals.

Also Loved the way they intergrated the three Cher rolls to tell the story.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if you like Cher and/or her music

Don't see it if you don't like Cher or her music

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if It was fantastic Stephanie Bloch was amazing.If you loved Sonny & Cher as i did you will enjoy every minute of this show

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it unless you don't like Cher

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love Cher and enjoy her songs and story

Don't see it if If u don’t like musicals

100
Must see, Masterful, Delightful, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if You love Cher and listening to her music and her story comes to live. The cast is mind blowning!

Don't see it if I mean why not

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Spectacular music, Feel good evening

See it if You love Cher. It you love great music and amazing costume designs. If you want to know more about Cher’s life. If you want a memorable nite

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals

100
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if It's EVERYTHING you would expect and more! Look, Is it "profound theatre"? No. BUT IS incredibly entertaining and a FABULOUS time? 100% -

Don't see it if If you're a musical theatre snob who can't jive with a jukebox musical

99
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Cher and want to know more about her and see gorgeous costumes

Don't see it if You don't like her and dont like musicals about a famous person

96
Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love her songs and want to know some of her history; this is a great Broadway production with all the trimmings

Don't see it if you obviously don't like Cher or musicals generally

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging

See it if you even remotely like Cher. This is an amazing production with great acting, staging and talent.

Don't see it if you don't like Cher

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

95
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Sparkly

See it if you remember Cher fondly and you love an exciting musical

Don't see it if you don't like big musicals

Also So much better than Summer which used the same 3-person portrayal of t... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if You love musicals and stories about celebrities. Very clearly done and very entertaining

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals and if you’re not interested in Cher’s life

95
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great costumes, Fun

See it if you want to have a very fun night at the theater and hear some amazing women belt the heck out of Cher's catalog. SJB in particular rocks!

Don't see it if you don't like Cher's music at all

95
Clever, Dizzying, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like Cher. The singing, acting and strength she has as a woman is amazing

Don't see it if I can't think why you won't why to see it.

95
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if If you love Cher and her music go see. Very entertaining!

Don't see it if If you don’t like Cher, pass

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Cher, and want to see her life on stage

Don't see it if Don't like musicals

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Superb dancing, Spectacular costumes, Perfect casting

See it if want to be entertained by Cher's life story while enjoying amazingly matching voices, incredible costumes, dances, and a phenomenal tango.

Don't see it if you expect a deep story, a drama, or new musical songs. It's about the life and music of Cher and that's enough. If you want more, don't see


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