YouTube Treasure: Cher Plays All The Parts In West Side Story


It turns out Cher was the original gender outlaw.

In a segment of her TV show in the 1970s, the superstar portrayed all–and I mean all–the roles in a mini version of West Side Story, including Maria, Anita, and the Jets!

And she’s brilliant.

So brilliant that when she sings “Something’s Coming,” I always think, “Yeah, me!”


Versatility has never been this cost effective.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 2, 2012

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