Cher is back on Broadway for the first time in 36 years.

The 72-year-old Grammy and Oscar winner is the subject of her own musical, The Cher Show, which had its opening night at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on Monday night.

Cher surprised the audience with a performance of her hit song “If I Could Turn Back Time” during the final curtain call. The Cher Show is based on the actress and singer’s life and features three different women playing Cher at various stages in her career. Stephanie J. Block, show above, is one of the actresses who stars as Cher in the musical.

Cher first appeared on Broadway in 1982, when she played a waitress named Sissy in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. 


The opening night of The Cher Show also saw a well-known celebrity couple attend the performance. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Westwho has said she is a Cher fan many times before.

Rapper West was reportedly on his cellphone at one point during the performance and was called out for this by one of the show’s stars.

“Hey @KanyeWest so cool that you’re here at @TheCherShow! If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here,” tweeted Jarrod Spector, who plays Cher’s late first husband Sonny Bono in the show. “It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much.”

The 41-year-old rapper responded by apologizing for his “lack of etiquette” and by praising the actors’ performances in the show.

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