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The Cher Show (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(939 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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Member Reviews (939)

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

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.

Critic Reviews (62)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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December 3rd, 2018

"Might not disappoint anyone likely to applaud a Bob Mackie-designed Oscar gown, but neither does it do any boundary-pushing...The lack of creative ambition and innovation is dispiriting, especially when 'Jersey Boys,' 'Beautiful' and 'Lazarus' have already proven these things needn’t be dreadful...The songs are almost uniformly well-performed...So why does 'The Cher Show' feel as skimpy as a Mackie dress? Part of it, no doubt, are the cartoonish non-Cher performances."
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December 3rd, 2018

"This jukebox musical — the latest in a burgeoning genre that will one day no doubt run out its streak with a tribute show to Milli Vanilli — is so devoid of insight that it takes some of its cliched pop lyrics for earnest commentary, on Cher’s rinse-and-repeat career of rise and fall and rise and fall and...Mackie’s sequin-drenched creations, tacky to the max, make the appropriate splashes in this oddly pasted-together evening."
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December 16th, 2018

"A better show than 'Summer.' And by better I mean it’s a glitzier and more entertaining ride. But once again the math is off: One singular superstar is infinitely greater than the sum of her theatrical knockoffs...This is a jukebox musical, where biography is processed through a kind of playwriting Auto-Tune...Ludicrously long. At times it felt as if I were doing a marathon of laps in a pool of glitter. But when 'Believe' blasts and the three Chers are encircled by hunks, it’s impossible not to karaoke along."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 3rd, 2018

"For all the obvious flaws of 'The Cher Show,' it's an honest, self-deprecating effort, given the givens. Vastly different and greatly improved from its Chicago tryout, which was framed around a phony TV show about Cher, the final Broadway version of the show has Block's Cher striding to center stage and proceeding to tell Cher's story...The show still runs into systemic problems in the crucial heart of Act Two when Cher inconveniently turns to acting in straight plays and movies."
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December 3rd, 2018

"The production proves to be more tolerable than similar star-worship vehicles, though nowhere near as satisfying as 'Jersey Boys' or even 'Beautiful'...The three lead actresses deserve a lot of credit for serviceably recreating Cher’s dark, smoky voice and various personas without dipping into caricature. Before the show turned into a clunky, schmaltzy mess in Act II, I was rather enjoying the show for what it is, which says a lot about Cher’s mass appeal."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 3rd, 2018

"It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does avoid some of the nastier potholes of the bio-musical form while driving home a sequin-studded spectacle...Elice is great for a one-liner, but his book never achieves a dramatic boil. How could it when its protagonist is essentially flawless, triumphing over every adversity with ferocious grace?...Block dominates the show with a convincing vocal performance and authentic diction."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 10th, 2018

"'The Cher Show' benefits from the subject's breezily candid persona, but, as an account of a tumultuous life and times, it has all the incisive detail of a photo-heavy People magazine profile...Rick Elice's book is deficient in both clarity and wit...And then there are the hit songs, all present and accounted for, and most of them devilishly hard to resist...If Jason Moore's direction doesn't impose much order on this hodgepodge of scenes and songs, at least he has kept the tone light and lively."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 4th, 2018

"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 mustang."
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December 3rd, 2018

"It rarely escapes the draggy forces of gravity that weigh down so many bio-musicals: the murky formlessness of any life, and the challenge of weaving a star’s songbook into its events. And yet for Cher-lovers, the musical provides plenty of glitter-festooned, quasi-campy diversions...The songs are mostly just flung throughout the story like spilled bugle beads. They are performed with marvelous gusto...but they rarely infuse the proceedings with any emotional depth or dramatic texture."
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December 17th, 2018

"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.'"
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December 4th, 2018

“’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 glitter.”
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December 3rd, 2018

"The set-up of the Cher-bio book ended by an in-the-works TV memoir is serviceable in terms of accommodating Cher's amazingly long and diverse divadom, but it hardly warrants being described as fresh and original. Though Elice and director Jason Moore do capture the spirit of this multi-faceted woman, I couldn't shake the sense that the theater named for a venerable playwright had a genie somehow transformed the place into Caesar's Palace as I was taking my seat."
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December 10th, 2018

“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.”
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January 12th, 2019

"'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."
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December 6th, 2018

"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."
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December 12th, 2018

“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.”
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 3rd, 2018

"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,"
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December 7th, 2018

"'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."
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December 7th, 2018

“The show is putting its faith in the power of sequins...’The Cher Show’ is banking on the popularity of the star...The clothes are admittedly hard to resist...Gattelli’s choreography captures the spirit of a Cher concert. There are some terrific performances, primarily Block...’The Cher Show’ offers some of the same pleasures as her old television shows, slightly enlarged, or of her concert tours, condensed. For her most devoted fans, that might be enough."
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December 3rd, 2018

"This is a straightforward story of female empowerment, though, as crafted by an all-male creative team, it sometimes feels more like a compilation of girl-power pep talks than an individual woman’s singular journey...Mashing song and story together is the great problem of the genre. 'The Cher Show' doesn’t solve it. Rick Elice’s book relies heavily on exposition...Though there are three Chers, it’s clear from the opening number that Block is the goddess of this particular trinity."
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December 3rd, 2018

"Watching 'The Cher Show' is as much fun as watching old network TV. The jokes are lame, segues between scenes are blunt or nonexistent, and a general lack of inventiveness pervades the entire enterprise. Only one dance number manages to replicate the kind of grand, fun-loving awfulness that Cher brought to wearing Bob Mackie’s impressively tacky gowns...The real star is Block, who may be the best impersonator the Broadway stage has seen in recent memory."
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December 6th, 2018

"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."
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March 15th, 2019

"Stephanie J. Block is flat out terrific...Also instrumental to the success of this show are unarguably Mackie’s fabulous costumes...Elice had the sense to pepper the piece with Cher’s caustic humor...I could scorn the clumsy, this book is about prologue and rhetorically ask when biopic musicals will learn that splitting a heroine into three nonlinear portrayals always gives us 2/3 less clear an idea of the person and over complicates history."
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December 8th, 2018

"The uneven book and the fabulous frocks are not all there is to this dazzling, ultimately entertaining glitz-fest. Moore’s direction is lightning-fast, giving the proceedings the speed and flash of a Vegas concert, and the performances rise above the 'Behind the Music' milieu of the story...Stephanie J. Block delivers a Tony-worthy performance as the third persona...Despite the rushed, shallow nature of the book, 'Cher' contains more than its share of campy fun elements."
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December 3rd, 2018

“’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.”
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December 3rd, 2018

"If you want side-eye and bravura camp, Block supplies it. If you want a full tribute to Bob Mackie’s gloriously outlandish and memorable Cher costumes they are here in the most delirious fashion show New York Fashion Week has never seen staged...It’s an enjoyable circus of spectacle and music and familiarity; and it’s also not the same as having the star itself in a big room entertaining everyone."
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December 3rd, 2018

"As full-grown Cher and the show’s self-referential narrator, Stephanie J. Block may have at last found the sort of showy, outlandish star vehicle perfectly suited to her off-center talents...The story accelerates in fits and starts under Jason Moore’s nimble direction, skimming over certain bits with clever alacrity...Unlike its legendary namesake, 'The Cher Show' doesn’t venture too far outside the box — doing so runs counter to the project of self-mythologizing inherent to the form."
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December 3rd, 2018

"Has all the glitz and glam you’ve come to expect from the star, but little to offer in terms of new information or surprises...What is largely missing from the story is the star’s acknowledgment of her enjoyment or gratitude of the enormous fame and fortune she’s amassed...Is 'The Cher Show' an eye-popping and entertaining look at the life and career of the legendary performer, loaded with her fan’s favorite songs and familiar performances? Yes it is. But it could have been a whole lot more."
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February 1st, 2019

“A jukebox musical that presents the superstar with dry humor, robust belt, and insistent ambition...While all three singers possess hints of Cher’s signature potent voice, it is Block...who is the standout here...Moore stages the show chronologically hitting the important timelines without any real depth. Gatelli provides muscular, athletic dancing, the standout being a theatrical tango...For splash, sparkle, and the sensational Block, ‘The Cher Show’ is a good-time.”
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December 8th, 2018

"There is much to marvel at on the stage of the Neil Simon Theatre...Block has the largest job which she fills magnificently, even nailing the distinctive rhythms and timbre of Cher’s speech...A musical variety show that might make a top TV Special...It’s fun to watch but there is nothing distinctive about it except the size and pizzazz of the production numbers. Lifetime fans of Cher will certainly enjoy roaming through the lady’s past with her."
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December 4th, 2018

“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.”
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December 3rd, 2018

"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."
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December 3rd, 2018

"It’s basically a tribute show performed by talented impersonators, with as many cringe-worthy moments as funny ones...What the cast is doing is less creative interpretation than reenactment, yet Block’s magnetism bursts through, while Spector nails Bono’s quirkiness and nasality...'The Cher Show' attempts to deliver a message of female empowerment...Still it succeeds as a story of one woman’s persistence and survival."
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December 7th, 2018

"There is so much to enjoy in 'The Cher Show' that it is a shame they couldn’t get it absolutely perfect...The woman has led 100 lives and it is impossible to compress all of it adequately into a two-and-a-half-hour format...Elice’s book attempts to encapsulate this legend’s lifetime but ends up being a bit schizophrenic...There is something to be enjoyed by everyone...Besides Bob Mackie’s costumes, there is the indomitable Stephanie J. Block. The woman shines."
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December 6th, 2018

"'The Cher Show' survives the limitations of its book because of a totally compelling performance by Stephanie J. Block...It’s the wardrobe by costume designer Bob Mackie, Cher’s legendary fashion impresario throughout her six decade career that most visually informs the show...Elice’s shallow book gets real wobbly in Act 2. It’s hard to turn Cher’s tutelage by director Robert Altman for her first dramatic stage appearance on Broadway into song."
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December 6th, 2018

"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."
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January 27th, 2019

“’'The Cher Show' is not exactly brilliant art. It's silly and breezy and light...This is the kind of jukebox musical that elicits gleeful applause at the opening notes of a pop standard, or when an actor manages a passable impersonation...’The Cher Show’ is hardly deep: you won't get much about Cher's life here...Still, the show's constant nod to the importance of women speaks volumes...This is a fluffy bauble that knows exactly what it is and exactly how to entertain.”
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December 6th, 2018

"Rarely are audiences treated to a complete Cher song, the production opting instead for a mixed-bag of truncated numbers crafted to fit a script struggling not to burst at its seams...Mostly, I whooped and hollered for Stephanie J. Block...But there’s something to be said for the first seconds of 'I’ve Got You Babe'...Maybe it’s shmaltz and maybe I’m a fool, and it’s certainly not enough to make 'The Cher Show' good theater. But it’s fine enough as the first chords of an iconic song ring in."
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December 14th, 2018

"Block is far and away the most impressive Cher of the three...What’s nice about Elice’s book is that the narrative mostly stays in chronological order, and when the story jumps from one Cher to another, it doesn’t rid itself of the other two phases. Instead, they are nearby, becoming her conscience...A much better than anticipated show and though it isn’t groundbreaking or, at least for me, life-changing, it is an entertaining production and a must-see for Cher fans."
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February 6th, 2019

"Good songs are the main thing when it comes to a musical, and Cherilyn Sarkisian sang a few of them...She managed to hit the pop-culture bull’s-eye in four consecutive decades, in three mediums. Or four, if you count the diva industry, and you probably should...All three actresses are outdone by the guy who plays Sonny Bono, Jarrod Spector...Sonny’s presence coincides with the show’s best moments."
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December 6th, 2018

"A positive aspect of the production is the talent...Cher is played by three extremely gifted women...Two and a half hours of pleasant familiar music that is well-sung and expertly performed. It is attractively presented and is packaged with a positive message...There are many things to appreciate in 'The Cher Show,' but little to hold onto an hour after the curtain falls...Your enjoyment of the show is directly related to the appeal one has for Cher as a performer."
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January 15th, 2019

"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.”
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December 3rd, 2018

"While it doesn't hit the highs of all-timers like 'Jersey Boys' or 'Beautiful,' fans of the singer should have a good time reminding themselves throughout this highlights reel why she is the ultimate survivor...It's frothy fun and full of great tunes, babe, but you'd be forgiven for hoping there would eventually be a little, well, more to it...That it works at all is a credit to Block, who gives a truly stellar performance...Happily, director Jason Moore knows how to end a musical."
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December 3rd, 2018

"The target audience at the Neil Simon Theatre is onboard...A celebratory jukebox musical that has energy and style...Block is the most Cher-like of the trio...She goes beyond impersonation, imbuing the role with strength and vulnerability...As an admirer but not a devotee of Cher and her recordings, I generally enjoyed the party, even if some scenes seem inconsequential...But it’s hard to imagine an unhappy Cher fan at 'The Cher Show.'"
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December 4th, 2018

"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."
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December 4th, 2018

“Despite its many failings, no one can say that ‘The Cher Show’ doesn’t give us heaps of fantastic excess that attempts to match the diva that inspired it...At times it feels like glitzy Las Vegas revue...And then, it eventually veers into something resembling a clip reel as Cher’s Oscar looks are quickly ticked off and other poor decisions are exposed until it explodes into a joyous cacophony of sentimental, shameless nothingness...Despite...the mess, it leaves you wanting to Believe!”
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December 4th, 2018

"There is a lot to love about 'The Cher Show,' which will have your head bopping and leave you with a smile on your face. But while we have a tripartite Cher, she still comes off as a sequined Sphinx most knowable as a character in the early scenes when she is shy Cherilyn Sarkisian. She’s far less knowable once she becomes a star. Sonny, on the other hand, comes off as a fully-developed character...The real star of the show is the costumes."
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