You Need to See Cher Play All the Parts in ‘West Side Story’

Do Tony and Maria believe in life after love? They better.

In 1978 Cher had a TV special called “Cher… Special.” Why would it have any other name? I don't know! Anyway: A huge chunk of the special — about 14 minutes of it — was devoted to Cher playing all the parts in a truncated version of “West Side Story.” You read that right. She' plays every role, male or female, and sings all the parts too. Only in America!

Thirty-six years later, the spectacle is spellbinding. Somehow, someday, somewhere — There's a place for Cher.