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
82
Avg Score

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.

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

90
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a Cher fan, love her career, her wonderful wardrobe. The singing & dancing, customer are terrific!

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

78
Stephanie shines, Fabulous costumes, Weak book, Good performances in a flawed show, Hot ensemble

See it if you can tolerate badly written dialogue to enjoy the show for what it is. SJ Block transforms into Cher. Costumes & ensemble are highlights.

Don't see it if you want something deeper than a superficial story of Cher's life. If you aren't a fan of her music.

Also I enjoyed this while being aware as I was watching it that it wasn't a... 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.

86
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Gorgeous costumes

See it if you are a fan of Cher or know nothing about her. Fans have the time of their lives and others learn about this incredible icon. So much fun!

Don't see it if you cannot stand rude theatre etiquette. A lot of her super fans would not stop singing which is quite upsetting to any true theatergoer.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to have fun. Great from beginning to end. Must see if you like Cher. Great music, TOWERING performance from Stephanie J. Block.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher, don’t like jukebox musicals, and that’s about it. It was funny, entertaining, had great performances, and was FUN.

Also This was all about Stephanie J. Block and Cher. Teal Wicks and Michael... Read more Read less

81
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great costumes

See it if you love Cher and her music, and particularly, her costumes

Don't see it if you want deep insight into Cher, the woman. Didn't care for all 3 Cher's (different ages) being on stage together most of show

75
Great acting, Great singing, Epic, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you can appreciate camp at a high level and are not expecting a straight-laced biomusical

Don't see it if you don't like Cher, biomusicals or humor.

Also It's not perfect or great, but it is a fun and funny evening at the th... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Engaging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a good old-fashioned musical; you enjoyed Cher on TV

Don't see it if you expect to see Cher herself; you don't like musicals

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Epic

See it if Original 3 Chers are epic and well cast; Cher fans will be brought back to all her eras; smartly conceived in 3-5 minute scenes

Don't see it if Broadway orchestrated Gregg Allman started Act 2 problems in book and concept that served Act 1 so well

80
Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Indulgent, Great costumes

See it if you are a huge Cher fan, if you want to see fantastic performances by 3 actresses/singers playing Cher. Or if you love Bob Mackie costumes.

Don't see it if you are bothered by biographical shows that whitewash the story, if you expect high art, or if you just don't like Cher's persona or music.

71
Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you are a Cher fan and want to see a well-acted and well-sung story of her life.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy biographical musicals and/or Cher's music.

79
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a Cher fan. It is visually stunning. The costumes and sets are quintessential Broadway.

Don't see it if You are not looking for a brassy musical.

92
Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like Cher and want to see her life story portrayed. There are 3 people who play Cher that intermingle at various parts of her career.

Don't see it if if you are want a concert of all of her beloved hits in chronological order. The show is more about Cher life rather than her music.

88
Delightful, Great costumes, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love jukebox musicals, a fan of Cher or love the 70's. It was great entertainment!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Cher, her music, not interested in her background story, or will be annoyed by loud fans singing, dancing or being rude.

80
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Cher has had success in t.v., music, theater,and movies.Her sui generis voice,and sense of style has turned her into a Pop icon.Bravo!

Don't see it if see it..you will not be disappointed.Great music, and a sensational performance by Stephanie Block.Lively and enjoyable show!

80
Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing, Great staging, Big splashy fun, but leave your brain at home.

See it if If you're big Cher fan, you should definitely see this show. It's big brash and colorful and the hits just keep on coming.

Don't see it if If you're looking for an intelligent history of a legend with deep insights into her life and career, you will be rather disappointed.

72
Entertaining

See it if You love the music. If you want to see best Cher ever. With more powerful voice than Cher.

Don't see it if You expect plot or dialogue. That’s painful to follow. Relax and sing along (lip synch I mean)

68
Theatrical, Great costumes, Fluffy, Flat, Entertaining

See it if You love Bob Mackie, want to enjoy some dazzle dazzle.

Don't see it if You want a deep look at what makes Cher tick.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Campy, Indulgent

See it if You're a Cher fan or just looking for a good time in the theatre. It doesn't break any new ground, but it's a lot of fun!

Don't see it if You're not a Cher fan or tired of the juke box/bio musical genre.

Also Every time Micaela Diamond was on stage I kept thinking she'd make a t... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great costumes, Great stageworks, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a big fan of Cher and are ok with some flexibility for art's sake, the story is "artistically" written and probably takes liberties

Don't see it if You want impeccable writing, while this was a nice show, it was a little off on the writing, something about it was just odd

Also There are MANY bright lights used in the show, if you are sensitive to... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love Cher and musical theater...

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

70
Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you like Cher.

Don't see it if you don't like Cher. It was a disappointment.

Also As we could see, Cher wanted to show her memoirs into a Broadway music... Read more Read less


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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