“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.
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