I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Transfers Downtown at The Box
Following multiple extensions at his original Midtown home, America's most outspoken comedian is heading right where he belongs-the toast of downtown nightlife. Producers Just Words Productions, LLC, in association with Theatre 68, and Lenny Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce, are thrilled to announce that I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce will begin an eight-week engagement at the provocative vaudeville theatre The Box, with performances set to resume Friday, March 8. Performances will be Thursday and Friday at 8pm; and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. For full performance schedule and to purchase tickets, ranging in price from $59-$149, please visit www.LennyBruceOnStage.com. Please note, I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce runs approximately 90 minutes, explores mature themes and includes strong language & nudity.
An advocate for free speech and fiercely supportive of the artistic expression that graces its stage,The Box established itself as a downtown institution the moment it opened its doors over ten years ago. This exclusive cabaret stage is will be the new home for the transfer of I'm Not a Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce, directed by multi award-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna. StarringRonnie Marmo as the most controversial comedian of all time, I'm Not a Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce chronicles the comedy, alleged obscenity, and untimely death of Lenny Bruce-the perfect companion piece to the no-holds-barred entertainment audiences have to come to expect at The Box.
An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and, of course... comedy. Lenny's tempestuous personal and professional life was marked by great passion and great pain. His unwavering commitment to free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests, fighting all the way to the Supreme Court. Lenny has not yet been surpassed at his particular brand of art, and if he were around today, he would be in as much trouble as when he was alive.
Previews for I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce began October 23; official press opening was Sunday, November 4. It played its final performance at The Cutting Room on February 9. Performances will resume at The Box on Friday, March 8 with the following schedule: Thursday and Friday at 8pm; and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. Please note: there will be no performances on Thursday, March 7; Thursday, March 14; Saturday, March 30; Thursday, April 11; Friday, April 12; and Saturday, April 20. For more information and to purchase tickets, ranging in price from $59-$149, please visit www.LennyBruceOnStage.com. Couple and group packages, including bottle service, are also available, ranging in price from $269-$599.
A portion of this shows proceeds will go to the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. We provide the funds for those who have no insurance or enough money to get treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. For more information please go to www.lennybruce.org. All contributions are tax deductible.