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

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you want a high energy musical about the life of a legend who has stood the test of time and is still going strong.

Don't see it if you want something more low key.

75
Nostalgic, Fun costumes, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if If you ever liked Cher, Bob Mackie, or were a fan of the 70's. Stephanie Block is a powerhouse performer.

Don't see it if If Cher doesn't do much for you, as the story line is sorta thin. Staging was a little straightforward. Helps if you're a fan.

65
Overrated, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love Stephanie Block and/or Bob Mackie

Don't see it if You're looking for anything more than a greatest hits mega-mix

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if You like Cher, fun music, good acting and singing. If you like Cher’s music you will enjoy this show.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a musical

64
Cliched, Great singing, One impressive dance number

See it if you really love Cher, and don't mind hearing other audience members more than the cast.

Don't see it if you want an original take on the singer biomusical. Same devices as Summer, just Cher songs.

Also Seriously, you'll hear some audience members more than the cast on lik... Read more Read less

90
Flamboyant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like shiny things and perseverance

Don't see it if hmmm... let me think

Also A good jukebox musical wonderfully mixing the personal with the glitz.... 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

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you’re looking for just a damn good time, fantastic singing, sexy dancing, iconic costumes and care about the story of Cher in American pop.

Don't see it if you know nothing about Cher, her influence or don’t care for fabulousness or the bombastic.

80
Wonderful costumes, Loud, Fun, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a Cher fan. You appreciate beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if If you do not like the music of Cher. Also, a number of times it seemed that the songs were being shouted intsead of sung.

Also The audience acted as if they were at a concert. It was very unpleasan... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love Cher & jukebox musicals. Bob Mackie costumes are worth the price of admission alone. Stephanie J. Block is a GODDESS as Star Cher.

Don't see it if You don't like Cher, jukebox musicals, or are tired of the 3 women playing 1 role idea. Show was lighthearted & didn't take itself seriously

Also I went in to this with very low expectations, and had so much fun that... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Biographical, Fabulous costumes, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You feel that a biographical musical about the icon's life is of interest, & you feel the Bob Mackie costumes are enough of a reason to go!

Don't see it if If you loved "Beautiful" and will be disappointed if this is not as good or better. It's not. It's a mistake to have very high expectations!

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if YOU EVER WATCHED THE SONNY & CHER SHOW, SANG ALONG WITH THE SONGS OR LOVED CHER ON HER OWN. IT IS A FUN FILLED EVENING!

Don't see it if YOU DO NOT LIKE THE MUSIC OR A FLURRY OF COSTUME CHANGES.

79
Entertaining, Fun, Amazing costumes

See it if You like Cher, ready 2 have fun

Don't see it if Want an engrossing musical, the ladies do an admirable job but there is really only ONE CHER

72
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like Cher’s hit songs, her costumes, and juke box musicals.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical bios that or the music of Cher.

Also I saw the show for the TDF price, and it was definitely worth that. Th... Read more Read less

80
Great costumes, good cheesy fun, did i mention great costumes?

See it if you loved Bob Mackie's costumes for the Carol Burnett Show, and want to see more (much more) of the same. And Stephanie J. Block is amazing.

Don't see it if listening to pop music for 2-1/2 hours doesn't appeal to you (i.e., if you share the musical taste of Frasier and Niles Crane).

Also Full disclosure: I was given a free ticket to this show, so my score i... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Informative, Authentic costumes

See it if You are at the age when you want to turn back the hands of time or love Cher & her music. U enjoy girl taking on male dominated business.

Don't see it if Have no interest in Cher’s bio or if loud music, bright lights disturb you. GreatCostumes recall shock value of Cher at her time in history

92
Funny, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Cher or want to learn more about her life story, or just enjoy entertaining musical theater

Don't see it if You are not a Cher fan, don't want to see a lavish production or are easily offended by some profanity

64
Entertaining, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you love the music and costumes of Cher. Its bad before it good but I smiled the whole show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a good book. All the Chers interact with each other- its silly but in on the joke.

79
Great costumes, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Cher and her music appeal to you.

Don't see it if Bio shows, even with great singing, are not your thing.

Also The singing and the costumes and the lighting effects are all top notc... Read more Read less

78
Great acting, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You love Cher and want to see these talented people really dig into the material.

Don't see it if You know going in you don't like Cher or Jukebox musicals. Ain't no new ground being tread here.

80
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Are a Cher fan. Are a fashion fan. Are a musical number fan. Need a good night of light theatre. All 3 Cher's impress.

Don't see it if Aren't a fan of Cher, Fashion shows, flashy fast paced shows or celebrity bios with LOTS of singing and.dancimg.

70
Cliched, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You are a huge fan of Cher’s music or love extraordinary costume design.

Don't see it if You want a flawless show.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want pure unadulterated entertainment and are interested in Cher's life. You want to see a star turn by Stephanie Block

Don't see it if You don't like entertainment

Also Stephanie Block is a star. The rest of the cast is great but Block is ... Read more Read less

85
Mindless glitz and glamor at its best

See it if You love Cher, her hits, Bob Mackie costumes, chorus boys, and or the 60’s/70’s. Eye-popping fun. These ladies can sing.

Don't see it if Looking for something thought-provoking.

69
Ambitious, Banal, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Cher or Stephanie J. Block

Don't see it if you want it to be great; it has its moments, but....

Also I should note that I saw this in its first week of previews and I beli... 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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