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The Cher Show to close August 18th

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#2
Posted: 6/25/19 at 6:43pm

DAMN! Really enjoyed this show. Wasn't expecting to it have a long run but was hoping it make through to the end of the year.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Posted: 6/25/19 at 6:43pm
Nooo. Glad I caught it last week with Dee Roscioli as Star. It was a fun afternoon at the theatre


Thought it has enough steam to last through the fall.....
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#4
Posted: 6/25/19 at 6:43pm
This actually really breaks my heart. I loved the show. I was hoping to see it again in November
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#5
Posted: 6/25/19 at 6:44pm
This makes me sad. I really liked this musical. I actually learned a lot about Cher from this-what a story.
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#6
Posted: 6/25/19 at 6:59pm
I’m stunned and saddened as well! The show was far from perfect, but it was every bit as good as On Your Feet, and was a really fun, campy, nostalgic night at the theatre. SJB was legendary and the costumes were to die for! One thing I do think that doomed this show was the marketing, specifically how little Cher was involved, I’m guessing due to her current tour. IMHO, Cher should have been plugging it left and right, making impromptu curtain call performances, etc. I think the marketing team failed on this, but can’t believ this couldn’t last through the end of the year... so grateful I got the opportunity to catch this last month!
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#7
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:02pm

I hope that it does really well on tour! I did see this coming though and. I am still sad

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#8
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:03pm
I will be seeing this several more times before it closes and hopefully the final show.
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#9
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:11pm

I'm sad to see it go but the writing was on the wall. The theatre was half empty during the week. I thought the show was better in Chicago. It never caught on. It wasn't compelling from a book standpoint and they actually used too many of her unknown back catalog songs to appeal to the unwashed masses.SJB is giving a master class and I am very proud of her intensive work on this.

Cher needed to lay low from performing during this musical's run. Her energy should have been directed at promoting the show rather than pulling focus. However, I don't think any of her money is tied into it so why should she care. I think secretly she hates the show but praises the actresses because they impressed her. They should revive it after she passes. 

 

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#10
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:15pm

I absolutely loved this show to pieces when I saw it in previews. I am sad to see it go.

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#11
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:18pm
I keep wondering why such a pre mature closing when grosses went up with SJB on vacation last week.Something must want the Simon(like Carousel replacing Comet even though that closed from the "stans")
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#12
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:19pm

I really thought this could make it to January. The Cher Show to close August 18th And SJB just won the Tony too. SO sad to see it close, it was definitely my favorite jukebox musical. 

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#13
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:19pm
After that Tony Award performance, this isn’t shocking at all.
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Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:23pm

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#15
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:27pm

Bettyboy72 said: "I'm sad to see it go but the writing was on the wall. The theatre was half empty during the week. I thought the show was better in Chicago. It never caught on. It wasn't compelling from a book standpoint and they actually used too many of her unknown back catalog songs to appeal to the unwashed masses.SJB is giving a master class and I am very proud of her intensive work on this.

Cher needed to lay low from performing during this musical's run. Her energy should have been directed at promoting the show rather than pulling focus. However, I don't think any of her money is tied into it so why should she care. I think secretly she hates the show but praises the actresses because they impressed her. They should revive it after she passes.


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Bob Mackie said on Radio Andy that Cher has money in the show.

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#16
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:31pm

Jordan Catalano said: "After that Tony Award performance, this isn’t shocking at all."

Yes that was embarrassing. Beetlejuice actually seems to have been helped by their Tony performance. 

 

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#17
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:41pm

Bob Mackie said on Radio Andy that Cher has money in the show.

No s**t, Narda.  She’s one of the many producers of the show.  

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Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:45pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "Bob Mackie said on Radio Andy that Cher has money in the show.

No s**t, Narda. She’s one of the many producers of the show.
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Being billed as a "producer" means nothing as far as having money invested in the show.  Just ask Oprah, Bette Midler, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg, etc (just to name a few).

 

 

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Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:46pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "Bob Mackie said on Radio Andy that Cher has money in the show.

No s**t, Narda. She’s one of the many producers of the show.
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I was responding to Bettyboy regarding the show not being Cher’s money.  

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#20
Posted: 6/25/19 at 7:57pm
I do hope this tours. Just use the same set & costumes from the Broadway production.
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#21
Posted: 6/25/19 at 8:06pm

A friend texted me "RIP Cher and King Kong." Had a mini heart attack, but turns out it's just the show. It seems like not many of this season's new musicals will last, save Hadestown, Beetlejuice, and ATP.

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#22
Posted: 6/25/19 at 8:23pm

They are taking in over 800,000 pwe week which isn't too shabby.

Does anyone know what the weekly running costs are?

I loved the Cher Show. Its a guilty pleasure and the most fun I have had at a broadway musical

 

 

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#23
Posted: 6/25/19 at 8:25pm
Their advance for the summer is probably fine, otherwise they'd be closing this Sunday. They likely had no advance after Labor Day (tickets were on sale through mid-October).
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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The Cher Show to close August 18th#24
Posted: 6/25/19 at 8:38pm

This is sad.  I loved this show so much in Chicago , as complicated as it was I saw it more times than I care to admit- and was heartbroken when I saw it in New York and realized they had turned it into an amusement park ride.  It definitely did not help that Cher was performing all over the country, including New York City during this run.  I also wonder if SBJ had a Tony Winner clause in her contract and so suddenly the show got more expensive to run.   I wish the cast and crew all the best.

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The Cher Show to close August 18th#25
Posted: 6/25/19 at 8:49pm
I have to say I am not surprised. I enjoyed the show, maybe not as much as others. But the night I saw it the energy levels were low. Just not what I was expecting. On Your Feet had much better energy.