Make Me Gorgeous!
Ends Dec 31 1h 30m
Make Me Gorgeous!

Make Me Gorgeous! NYC Reviews and Tickets

(215 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, 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 (186)

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145 Reviews | 28 Followers
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

738 Reviews | 144 Followers
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.

206 Reviews | 151 Followers
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

203 Reviews | 107 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a skilled actor mesmerize you with his voice, costumes, singing, and presence. What a gorgeous man in a gorgeous show!

Don't see it if don't mind missing one of the best off-Broadway shows happening right now.

222 Reviews | 42 Followers
Captivating, Impressive writing, Impressive direction, Impressive acting, Entertaining

See it if You are LGBTQI friendly. you enjoy one-man shows, you enjoy people's life stories, you enjoy drag, you enjoy a performance that draws you in

Don't see it if you want something splashy, you don't like solo shows, you are gay intolerant

310 Reviews | 174 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Best solo show 2023, Drag full of heart

See it if Wade is a triple threat. Made an unknown “queen” our best friend. What a life to celebrate! What a history! What perseverance!

Don't see it if LGBTQ+ content. Partial nudity. Sexual even raunchy. Full of punchlines and gay culture references. 90+ min of fun ride.

522 Reviews | 81 Followers
Intelligent, Exquisite, Profound, Must see, Masterful

See it if Just see what is the best solo show in town. Bravo to Wade McCollum!

Don't see it if Gay themes are not your thing. This performance should be seen.

63 Reviews | 16 Followers
Funny and entertaining, Great actor, Original, Amazing

See it if You want to have a great evening. Show is excellent. The actor is amazing and personable. Great story. I'd say it's must see.

Don't see it if Gay stories don't interest you.

Critic Reviews (4)

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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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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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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