Make Me Gorgeous!
Closed 1h 30m
Make Me Gorgeous!
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Make Me Gorgeous! NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(514 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
1%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful, Clever

About the Show

A new play based on the true story of LGBTQ trailblazer Kenneth Marlowe.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (357)

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113 Reviews | 34 Followers
100
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to spend a fabulous evening entertained by trailblazer mr/madam Kenneth Marlow. superb performance by Darius Rose aka Jackie!

Don't see it if you are expecting a huge musical performance. don’t see it if you dislike memoirs about gay history.

114 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Terrific, Special, Delightful, Masterful, Brilliant

See it if Want an extraordinary theater experience. The only off broadway show that garnered a standing ovation that it truly deserved.

Don't see it if There is no sane reason to miss this amazing show.

93 Reviews | 36 Followers
100
Fun, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Engaging, fun, made me smile. A show that has a full plot about a real person with singing dancing and costume changes. See it

Don't see it if Don't like LGBTQ themes. Read more

297 Reviews | 187 Followers
100
100% perfection!!!, Must see, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want to fall in love with the wonderful actor portraying Kenneth Marlowe. Wade McCollum is a 5 star gem!!! Mesmerizing performance!!!

Don't see it if I loved everything!!! Masterful.

56 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a masterclass in solo acting tell a compelling, funny, dramatic, and entertaining story, in an intimate setting. Excellence!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable around drag - but even then, do, since you might learn something about the world.

TT
146 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like to laugh. You like flawless delivery of a compelling story about Kenneth with lots of surprises

Don't see it if You don’t like gay humor even exquisitely done

762 Reviews | 147 Followers
100
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if One man show that is so entertaining some chair around table and so rows. Great show.

Don't see it if If you are close minded and did not want have a good time.

210 Reviews | 150 Followers
100
Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’re interested in the trailblazing story of Kenneth Marlowe exploring his gender & his adventures & careers True story. 1 person show.

Don't see it if If not interested in LGBTQ stories, one person shows Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatermania
January 16th, 2024

"...is likely to be one of the season’s sleeper hits, so see it while you can."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 17th, 2023

"A picaresque life that often reads like Candide crossed with Fanny Hill, the lusty, lubricious adventures of a gay naif from the provinces who makes a living by doing what comes naturally…Singing, stripping, and hilariously vamping an unsuspecting male in the audience, McCollum is the hardest-working woman in show business….There's a big if, however; even with his considerable skills, McCollum can't keep Make Me Gorgeous! from succumbing to a touch of dullness in its later passages.”
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Talkin' Broadway
November 15th, 2023

“The high-spirited play with a big heart and a fun-time vibe makes good use of the small club-like space of the Playhouse 46 performing area, beautifully supported by the design team: set by Walt Spangler, lighting by Jamie Roderick, sound by Ien DeNio, and delicious costumes by Jeffrey Hinshaw. But, really, go for Wade McCollum's over-the-top performance. It is gorgeous!”
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TheaterScene.net
November 25th, 2023

"As Kenneth/Kate Marlowe, Wade McCollum not only becomes the character but inhabits it. Required to act as narrator as well as performer in both male and female attire, McCollum is totally convincing. His personal charm and rapport with the audience also makes this a pleasurable experience. 'Make Me Gorgeous!' is an unusual biographical show as the details of Kenneth Marlowe’s story will likely be unfamiliar to most theatergoers who will also be entertained by the musical portions of the evening."
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Theaterscene.org
November 15th, 2023

This is an impeccably researched, conceived and performed uproarious biographical solo show with music about American gay fringe figure Kenneth Marlowe (1926-1990). Author and director Donnie and contributor and actor Wade McCollum have created an affective extravaganza, Mr. McCollum’s phenomenal performance is among the most spectacular to be experienced currently on the New York stage.
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