Speed Queen NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

Hollywood glamour meets queer performance art in this world premiere solo performance about Gay Pride pioneer ‘Joe’ Carstairs, the 1926 World Speedboat record holder.

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565 Reviews | 117 Followers
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Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Singing piano playing and Performing the story about Joe it was very interesting. You have a lot of fun laughing.

Don't see it if If you can not handle anything with gay pride this is not to show for you. Read more

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Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Great show for lovers of interesting stories, beautiful music, LGBT history and terrific acting

Don't see it if You ate lazy or don’t appreciate talent

Critic Reviews (4)

TheaterScene.net
March 9th, 2018

"Hilariously impersonating Dietrich while playing an accordion, singing and trotting about, is one of the grand highlights of performer Legere's 'Speed Queen'...A madcap lesbian historical and musical fantasia...She hysterically incorporated intermittent gaffes and technical glitches...Witty lyrics...Her piano playing is accomplished and she sings superbly...Throughout, Legere's colossal talents and imaginative sensibility are pleasurably showcased."
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BlogCritics.org
March 12th, 2018

"Full of good period-style original songs and great singing, and laced with moments of zingy comedy and aching pathos, but plagued by wildly uneven pacing, laborious exposition, and a mostly slapdash production...It’s too bad the show dilutes her abilities with lecturing and one-note characterizations. It might engage avidly curious college sophomores, as it does give us enough of Joe Carstairs to whet one’s appetite for her life and times."
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Diandra Reviews it All
March 18th, 2018

"I never heard of Joe Carstairs, and that is a problem. A fabulous life like hers should not be so silenced in history...Legere makes Carstairs’ life worthy of Oscars...Legere truly delivers the essence of cabaret as an art form, and test of human being’s capacity to grab attention and transform it into amazement...Nothing stops Legere, but I was completely won over by her determination."
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T
March 12th, 2018

"The result is nothing less than sensational with Legere turning up her star wattage...Legere is front and center throughout the evening in a tale fashioned to her unique gifts and dynamic talents. She plays a sizzling piano, a mean accordion, and sings like an angel with a four-octave range, all while delivering deft impersonations of Joe and her legendary girlfriends. This is Phoebe Legere at her daring and comic best, tongue in cheek throughout an audacious evening of madcap camp."
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