Show Review: Lady luck is a whore by Leanne Linsky.

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NYCTalking was invited to a press showing of the one woman show “Lady luck is a whore”. This is a show that is performed solely by Leanne Linsky.  Personally, I’m always a little worried when I go to a one person show. Why you ask? Let me answer that for you then. It’s easy, if you don’t enjoy the person and the show, you are screwed because you are stuck with that one person the entire time.

Thankfully that wasn’t the case here, I was entertained and engaged the entire time. I saw aspects of comedy, drama, and clever wit tonight from Ms. Linsky.  Now you may not know this, I didn’t initially, but the skits in the show are actually based on her real life. That leads me to conclude that the lovely Leanne has led an interesting life to say the least.


(Our press passes)


(Iwante Diamond, Kristy Rody, Angel Rodriguez, Christine Ngai)

The show opens up with an awesome ukulele song that I’m going to assume is aptly named “jerk”. It’s actually a very catchy tune where Leanne tells us about some jerks she’s met along her life. Then the lights go dark, a big band like song plays, lights come back slightly dim, and then she adds or removes a clothing item, lights back on. That’s the pattern as the show continues. Throughout the show Leanne goes through a large series of characters and scenarios. To give you an idea of what happens here, her characters range from her very entertaining dad and his advice, to a hot sexy strip dance in what turns out to be a clothing dressing room at a deparment store. I enjoyed the strip dance. To be honest I never really cared for strip teases to rock music, but something about Leanne doing it was very sexy. Oh yeah! #nocreepermode

As stated prior, throughout the show we meet quite a few characters from Leanne’s life, she does a very convincing job in her roles as other people. While only adding a shirt top here and there she takes us through many different characters, male and female. My favorite character had to be her dad. I never met him, but after watching her impersonate him I can only imagine how interesting of a character he would be. She does an awesome job imitating him. Wait!!!  Not to be outdone, we also met Leanne’s mom. Her character also came across as very interesting, a funny mom. “Why are those women looking at your dad if they know he’s married to me”?


(Kristy Rody, Leanne Linsky, Christine Ngai)

Throughout the show we also met several Angels and at one point even God himself. Leanne has a thing where she dials up heaven whenever she is having a problem. The thing is that God is usually busy with other things like cats stuck on trees and cannot answer the phone.  The Angels usually answer the phone, but frankly they are not very helpful to Leanne. Leanne shares with the audience about her marriages and divorces, she emphasizes several times through the show that now she only just dates. She’s a beautiful woman, and one can only conclude that those men that let her go are loco in the cabeza, their loss. Cray cray.

This show was part of the solo festival, a festival that this year is hosting 100 different solo shows. I plan to come in and watch another show. I recommend watching this show if you have the chance. I came with my wife and two friends and we all had a good laugh, it was a lot of fun. Considering the fact that it literally is just one person performing the entire show, you can’t help but become impressed by Leanne’s abilities and presence. You leave the show feeling like you met and watched much more than just one person.


(Angel Rodriguez, Leanne Linsky, Iwante Diamond)

After the show we went down to the lounge and got to meet with Leanne and Susanne Pinedo (Public relations), and quite a few other random folks. It was pretty cool, a nice night and great way to break up the work week. Leanne is very down to earth and quite pleasant. The entire event was a lot fun and I look forward to seeing more from Leanne. She’s very talented and I expect big things from her. Get out there and look up “Lady luck is a whore”. Let us know what you think of the show if you have seen it or watch it in the future.


(Iwante, Kristi, Angel, Christine)

Check out another great review by our friends over at Sneakers and Ale. Here is some of Leanne’s information courtesy of Sneakers and Ale’s post:

Tickets are $18.00, and are available for purchase at the Theatre Row Box Office, 410 West 42 nd Street, NY
10036, via, http://unitedsolo.org, Telecharge, http://www.telecharge.com or 212.239.6200. All media inquiries
in reference to Lady Luck is a Whore please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email
SusannePinedo@gmail.com.

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  • Thank you so much for attending the show and for this amazing review! Wow! Leanne and I are floored by your incredible words. It was was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful team. Thank you again for this brilliant review!

    • The pleasure was all ours. It was a great event and we enjoyed it very much. I look forward to seeing you again sometime!

  • Great read Angel, I really enjoyed it!

    • Thank you, I enjoyed your article as well and I found it very informative. I hope you guys are ok with my sharing some of it on the post. I gave credit for sure. 🙂