Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Cher Show (NYC)

From 938 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 (938)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

49
Disappointing

See it if You can’t resist all things Cher.

Don't see it if You want a compelling book. You want more then a bullet point bio musical.

Also There’s a lot of talent on that stage in both performances and design ... Read more Read less

41
Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Overrated, Flashy

See it if you enjoy jukebox musicals, you are a cher fan and want to hear her top 35 with great vocal performances (especially from Block)

Don't see it if you are expecting a well done bio musical. there is little conflict in plot so it's just cher gliding through life and songs. very fluffy

30
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you like Cher’s music or aren’t expecting anything brilliant, and you don’t mind sitting through a brainless skit

Don't see it if you want to see actual theatre, not a glorified costume parade/concert with “dialogue” in between

Also This is the saddest excuse for a biographical jukebox musical I have e... Read more Read less

36
Banal, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like Cher and some of her songs

Don't see it if you're expecting to see great theatre or great musical theatre

Also The talent in this cast is unbelievable. Three Cher's is a bit much...... Read more Read less

48
Fluffy, Disappointing, Great singing, Insipid, Banal

See it if Madame Tussaud’s is closed. You are a die-hard indiscriminate Cher fan who loves her fashion & enjoy Vegas impersonation revues.

Don't see it if You are not the aforementioned person I just mentioned.

20
Vulgar, lowbrow, clichéd

See it if you're such a diehard Cher fan, you even love her impersonators.

Don't see it if you prefer intelligence and good taste in theatre.

Also Three women try to imitate Cher's sound and mannerisms, with varying d... Read more Read less

48
Overrated, Insipid, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you get the $30 lottery seats or your tickets are free.

Don't see it if you loathe mass produced dreck with cheap sets and costumes, canned dialog, a jukebox track, and a myriad of half-baked Cher impressions.

40
Great singing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You love the music of Cher and just want to see her music performed by excellent singers in a parade of costumes.

Don't see it if You want any kind of story or introspection in your musicals.

49
Cliched, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love Cher so so so much and cant afford to see her live

Don't see it if You know how to read

40
Entertaining, Great singing, Bad writing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You’re a Cher superfan or you want to see incredible costumes

Don't see it if You like good writing and storytelling

49
Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Delightful

See it if if you want to hear Cher's songs sung well

Don't see it if if you are not into bad writing and inane jokes

15
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You think the music of Cher is brilliant.

Don't see it if You’re expecting anything other than a costume musical that worships Cher. A vanity project gone amuck. Boring, dumb, repetitive drek.

49
Funny, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you love jukebox musicals, gorgeous re-created costumes, and Cher's nostalgia above all else. You can feel Cher's hand on this show.

Don't see it if it tries to be self-defeating at moments but not too self-defeating as to give a blemish. I felt like it's a commercial for her new tour.

45
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if the only reason you're going is to see Stephanie J. Block sing, which she does amazingly.

Don't see it if you're looking for an interesting story or any type of original Broadway concept.

Also The three women who play Cher are all very good in this show. Unfortun... Read more Read less

40
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Tired

See it if Love Cher, love Bob Mackie, love overproduced anything/everything.

Don't see it if You have to pay for the ticket. I was fortunate to have a complementary tickets. Everything about this show is just sad, excluding cast.

10
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if If you love Stephanie J. Block and would follow her over a cliff. (Guilty Here)

Don't see it if You love Cher. Honestly how do you take a personality like Cher and her catologue of insanely fabulous songs and make a dull evening.

Also Okay 1st things first. Stephanie Block who is amazing was out for my p... Read more Read less

46
Banal, Ambitious, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You want to see great costumes

Don't see it if You want an original show with an interesting story

17
Insipid, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you love cher beyond all measure.

Don't see it if you like strong female characters.

During previews
45
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if u want a superficial, trivial, sycophantic celebrity bio in which no one acts (they only impersonate), but all sing & dance their butts off.

Don't see it if you don't know Cher & her music; you aren't interested in an expensive Bob Mackie costume parade (which is essentially what this show is).

Also I know, I know... "It's all just tongue-in-cheek"... I need to just ch... Read more Read less

During previews
45
Boring, Great acting, Disappointing, Great costumes

See it if you are an over-the-top Cher fan and care more about the songs than the story.

Don't see it if you want an engaging story with any drama.

Also Despite some AMAZING performances by Stephane J. Block, Jarrod Spector... Read more Read less

During previews
25
Terrible book, Banal, Insipid

See it if Really bad. Cher's songs are best sung by Cher. One well danced number, but it's an Argentine Tango; you've see better on Dance With Stars

Don't see it if You can see Cher perform. Songs are all forced to fit into an attempt at a rambling story.


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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