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
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Amazing costumes

See it if You want to have a really fun time for 2 hours, 20 minutes. I was blown away how much I enjoyed this show. Acting & costumes are incredible

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Cher and her music.

82
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You love Cher’s music and want to see it performed by a great group of women.

Don't see it if You need a strong plot

80
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Cher, her music and want to learn about her life

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

80
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're a Cher fan. Even if you aren't, it's a creative look at Cher's life with great singing. It's not deep, just lots of fun.

Don't see it if you don't like Cher or light musicals. Warning: "If I Could Turn Back Time" will definitely be stuck in your head for a week -- or more.

75
Entertaining

See it if You like Cher and you followed her most of your life-people in the show are people you can relate to-Sonny Bono, Greg Allman, etc,

Don't see it if You do not like Cher, her music and have no interest in her life story-more of a tribute

77
Great dancing, Good story, Exquisite costumes, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like Cher (first and foremost), great dancing, great singing, and exquisite costumes with multiple sets. Cast is excellent. Good story.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Cher or you don't like Las Vegas style extravaganzas.

Also This is a very spectacular show with a very talented cast singing and ... Read more Read less

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

82
Entertaining, 683 costumes, 400 quick changes!

See it if You love a spectacle & Cher, similar speed biopic to Summer, incredible Mackie costumes

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher/her music, dance party or biopic book format. Story is her life in quip format

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if You love Cher! Great singing! Great songs! Amazing costumes!

Don't see it if You are not into Cher or want Sonny's perspective.

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

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

80
Entertaining, Nostalgic, Fun

See it if You watched The Sonny and Cher Show and are a fan of Cher's. This isn't a perfect show but it's a good time.

Don't see it if You don't like juke-box shows or if you're not a fan of Cher's.

84
Cliched, Great costumes, Nostalgic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to watch a retrospective of Cher's life & multi-faceted career, love her songs, glitzy costumes, to see S.J. Block perform, fun!

Don't see it if you don't like Cher or her music, no interest in jukebox musical about her, this is a run through of her accomplishments without depth.

Also Lots of fun to watch the Sonny and Cher Show portion. Touches on every... Read more Read less

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

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you love Cher's songbook and over the top costumes or want to see epic performances by Block and Spector.

Don't see it if you are expecting a great book, the script falls short. If you want to see a deep and meaningful show.

75
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Cher.

Don't see it if if you do not like Cher or biographical musicals.

84
Lavish costumes, Great dancing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if If you like Cher or Sonny & Cher you will love this show. Amazing costumes, fantastic dance numbers, great singing.

Don't see it if If you don't like Cher or music history. A couple solos too many...

70
Disappointing, Refreshing

See it if You want a history of Cher’s life In snippets and with just snippets of some of her songs. If you just plain love Cher and can’t get enuff

Don't see it if You expect a Detailed background of cher’s life or A concert type show

55
Ok

See it if Love Cher and everything about her.

Don't see it if Love Cher and everything about her, because you might get bored.

Also I was entertained by the performers and the costumes, but it doesn't h... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Enjoyable evening

See it if you love Cher! Stephanie J Block blows you over, Spector is good too. And Mackie gowns of course. Choreography stunning.

Don't see it if you are expecting more than a jukebox musical; and the 3 Cher personas are irritating-Stephanie J Block is all you needed.

Also It's a good night's entertainment.

84
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing

See it if you like Cher and enjoy biopic style big glitzy musicals. The three Chers really did the songs justice and Micaela Diamond was a standout!

Don't see it if you don't like Cher's music or care about her background, life and career. Also, if you hate glam and sequins, this isn't for you.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you want to feel like the whole world's an old-school variety show—so fun.

Don't see it if you don't know or care about Cher, or hate jukebox musicals.

75
Indulgent, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You know Cher's life and you appreciate her music or you want to see SJB in yet another fantastic turn.

Don't see it if You are too interested in a well rounded story - this highlights Cher, but doesn't show as many flaws.

69
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Fluffy, Some fun moments

See it if you adore Cher and Bob Mackie and don't expect more than a skim-the-surface Facebook profile of a show.

Don't see it if you'd prefer more Broadway and less Vegas.

Also Though Stephanie J. Block was out, her standby did a credible job. Don... Read more Read less

70
Great singing, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated

See it if You love Cher's songs and costumes. You can sit through a long boring story just for the songs.Terrible techno digital scene for background

Don't see it if Cher's songs are not your thing. You expect something good.


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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