The Cher Show: Review, pics, video

Stephanie J. Block as “Star” Cher

“The Cher Show,” the new Broadway jukebox musical that offers a whirlwind tour of the music, life and six-decade career of the entertainer and self-proclaimed  “goddamn Goddess Warrior,” is banking on the popularity of the star, using three different actresses to portray her.  One could argue that Cher’s fans expect no less – and no more – than what The Cher Show gives them: glitz, hits and highlights.  But Cher’s very popularity – along with her longevity, range, and contradictions – might have made for a portrait not just fabulous but also fascinating…and maybe even (dare I say it) nuanced.

Instead, the show is putting its faith in the power of sequins.

Full review on DC Theater Scene

Test your knowledge in “Cher and Broadway: A quiz.”

 

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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