Make Me Gorgeous Off Broadway Play
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EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH MARCH 24TH!

Darius Rose aka Jackie Cox joins the show February 1 - 25!

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH MARCH 24TH!

Darius Rose aka Jackie Cox joins Make Me Gorgeous February 1 – 25!

About The Show
A trailblazer before there was a trail to blaze.

Make Me Gorgeous! is the fabulous and incredible true story of Kenneth Marlowe, an oft-overlooked trailblazer in LGBTQ history. Described as one of mid-Century America’s gayest and most openly homosexual personalities, Marlowe took on many roles in life. Kenneth was private hairdresser to the stars; the madam of a notorious gay prostitution ring in Hollywood; an author; a hustler; a female impersonator; a private in the U.S. Army, a call boy; a Christian missionary, a mortuary cosmetologist; a newspaper columnist … and for the final decade of an incredibly lived life, Marlowe was a woman, having transitioned to become Kate Marlow.

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Make Me Gorgeous has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Meet The Team

DARIUS ROSE (Kenneth Marlowe)

[he/they] is best known as their drag alter-ego Jackie Cox (she/they), one of the Top 4 contestants from Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. She was the first queen of Iranian descent to appear on the show, making history when she wore a hijab on the runway. In her hometown of NYC, Jackie has long been a feature of the theatrical cabaret scene and recently completed the world tour of her one-woman show, JackieVision. She also appeared in the world premiere of Drag The Musical in Hollywood and as the Teen Angel/Ms. Lynch in Grease with Musical Theater West. In 2024, Darius will appear in the upcoming steaming series “The Struggle” and in the short film “Identiteaze” for Nebula TV. Regional Theater Credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig) Theater Out, Light in the Piazza (Giuseppe) El Portal Theater, Big River (Huck) The Gem Theatre, Les Miserables (Lesgles) Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre, and Godspell (Jesus) Pacifica Spindrift Players. Additional TV/Film: NBC/Peacock “Days of Our Lives” (Recurring), Disney+ “This is Me: A Pride Celebration”, ABC “What Would You Do?”, Fusion “Shade: Queens of NYC”, and numerous appearances on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” as Lisa Rinna and others. @jackiecoxnyc

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WADE McCOLLUM (Additional Material)

Broadway: Wicked (Witch’s Father, Wizard/Dr. Dillamond cover) London’s West End: World Premiere of It Happened In Key West (Carl) Broadway Tours: Lincoln Center Theatre’s My Fair Lady (Karpathy/Higgins cover), Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (Tick/Mitzi), Jersey Boys (Norm). Off-Broadway: Triassic Parq (Velociraptor of Faith), Secondary Dominance (The Muse), and McCollum’s Lortel Nominated and Norton Award-winning performance as (Ernest) in Ernest Shackleton Loves Me. World Premieres: Water For Elephants, Alliance Theatre (Wade), Michael Weller’s A Welcome Guest, CATF (Shimeus), Rob Askins’ The Carpenter, Alley Theatre (Gene), Fly By Night Theatreworks Palo Alto (The Narrator). Select Theatre: I Am My Own Wife, PCS (Charlotte/Others), A Lie Of The Mind, PCPA (Jake), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Willamette Rep (Puck), Batboy the Musical, PCS (Batboy), The Rocky Horror Show, Triangle Productions (Frank-N-Furter), The Santaland Diaries, Syracuse Stage (Crumpet), Cabaret, Dallas Theatre Center (Emcee) – Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Award and Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Triangle Productions and L.A.’s Celebration Theatre(Hedwig) – Drammy, Ovation, Los Angeles Critics Circle, and Garland Awards. Select TV and film: FBI: MW, Madame Secretary, The Knick, Nightcap, At Home With Amy Sedaris, Options, Prodigal Son, Delicate Instruments, Submissions Only, and Ernest Shackleton Loves Me on broadwayhd.comwww.wadesong.com

Donald “Donnie” Horn

DONALD “DONNIE” HORN (Playwright & Director)

Donnie is a writer, director and playwright residing in Portland, Oregon. He founded triangle productions! in 1989, which has become one of the oldest LGBTQ-identified theatres in the nation. Donnie has been the driving force for the company since the beginning opening two theatre venues, touring shows, writing over 15 books, and over 20 plays and musicals. As a playwright his shows including Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (co-author), ’69 – the sexual revolution musical, Soph: an evening with the Last of the Red-Hot Mamas, Gracie – a musical adventure, Ari-Maria, The Jim Pepper Project, TRANSformation, Life: According to Morty and Ruth, the 2019 PAMTA Award-winning Best Original Musical – Darcelle: That’s No Lady, the musical, Sex on the River, and Mr. Madam. Through his leadership, triangle has produced shows about the holocaust (Bent, Rose), AIDS, as well as Ann, Golda’s Balcony, Becoming Dr. Ruth, and At Wits End. He has also been seen on Portland’s stages as an actor in musicals and plays such as: Trovarich, Bleacher Bums, Once Upon A Mattress, Funny Girl, The Potting Shed, and Pal Joey. In 2014, he took to the stage again starring in his own highly successful show, The Donnie Show. He and his theater company were awarded the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for The Darcelle Project in 2021. He holds a BS and MBA from City University and has over 15 published books including, Crumbs of Love (his autobiography), and Agapi Mou. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, NAMT (National Alliance of Musical Theatre), and PATA. www.thedonnieshow.com

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triangle productions! (Producer)

triangle productions! was first launched with the world-premiere of After the Rain in 1990. Established by Donald Horn (aka Donnie), triangle productions! has enjoyed a unique niche in the arts landscape of Oregon by producing rich stories told through diverse perspectives, particularly the gay perspective. triangle is one of the oldest theater companies in the Portland metro area and is one the oldest LGBTQ-identified theatres in the US. Using the company’s mission, material is chosen with the goal of promoting diversity and acceptance, striving to bring relevant issues to a theatrical setting allowing the audience to be both entertained and educated. Throughout the company’s history, it has staged over 250 productions and has brought professional, entertaining, and provocative theatre dealing with a wide variety of issues such as AIDS, drug addiction, homophobia, abortion, acceptance, racism, and individuality. www.trianglepro.org

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