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Ronnie Marmo Brings His Hit Solo Play To The Vogel/Basie Center Next Month Photo Ronnie Marmo Brings His Hit Solo Play To The Vogel/Basie Center Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021

Written by and starring New Jersey native (Woodbridge) RONNIE MARMO and directed by Tony Award winner JOE MANTEGNA (star of TV's CRIMINAL MINDS), the funny, powerful, provocative and moving portrait of the Legendary Lenny Bruce recently played to SRO audiences in Chicago, Off Broadway and Los Angeles among other cities. 

Edmonton's Garneau Theatre Utilizes Marquee In Exchange for Donations Photo Edmonton's Garneau Theatre Utilizes Marquee In Exchange for Donations
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 2, 2020

Metro Cinema's Garneau Theatre is using their marquee to collect donations during shutdown, CTV News reports.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Ronnie Marmo ‚Ä" An Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright, Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Ronnie Marmo ‚Ä" An Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright, and Artistic Director of Theatre 68 in NoHo and NYC
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2020

With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Ronnie Marmo, an actor, director, producer, playwright, and Artistic Director of Theatre 68 who has been touring the country with his dynamic solo show I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce. I attended the show more than once and was excited to hear the news of its New York City and Chicago production dates, which of course are now on hold.

Theatre 68 Presents DEATH WITH DIGNITY...COMES IN A MILKSHAKE Photo Theatre 68 Presents DEATH WITH DIGNITY...COMES IN A MILKSHAKE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019

Theatre 68 is delighted to present a?oeDeath With Dignitya??Comes In A Milkshake,a?? another world premiere by Sam Henry Kass. This will be the fifth collaboration between director Ronnie Marmo and Sam Henry Kass, The show will open October 18, 2019, with one preview October 17 at Theatre 68

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Returns to LA for Encore Run Photo I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Returns to LA for Encore Run
by Julie Musbach - Jul 1, 2019

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE ran for nine months Off Broadway and for an unprecedented 110 performances in Los Angeles, receiving enormous critical acclaim and dozens upon dozens of rave reviews.

Rare Collection Of Nineteen Alcoholics Anonymous Books Going Up For Auction Photo Rare Collection Of Nineteen Alcoholics Anonymous Books Going Up For Auction
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019

Profiles in History is proud to announce a historic and rare collection of nineteen Alcoholics Anonymous books will be going up for auction on July 11th in Los Angeles. All nineteen books are first edition printings and are signed by the founding members of the AA Fellowship.

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Close June 8 Prior to National Tour Photo I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Close June 8 Prior to National Tour
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019

RONNIE MARMO's tour-de-force embodiment of the most controversial comedian of all time, the hit solo show I'M NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE will play its final performance on Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 PM, prior to a national tour. Written by and starring RONNIE MARMO and directed by Tony Award winner JOE MANTEGNA (star of CBS' CRIMINAL MINDS), the funny and provocative play began as a limited engagement at the Cutting Room and continued performances at the world-famous Theatre of Varieties, The Box (189 Chrystie Street, Manhattan).

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Resumes Performances Tonight Photo I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Resumes Performances Tonight
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

Following multiple extensions at his original Midtown home, America's most controversial comedian resumes performances in his downtown Manhattan roots. I'm Not a Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce begins an eight-week engagement at the world-famous theatre of varieties The Box on 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. I'm Not A Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce runs approximately 90 minutes, explores mature themes, and includes strong language & nudity.

Burlesque Artist Pearls Daily Joins I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Photo Burlesque Artist Pearls Daily Joins I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2019

Audiences following the sensational solo performance I'm Not a Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce to its new downtown home will now get an extra dose of vintage entertainment. Producers Just Words Productions, LLC, in association with Theatre 68 and Lenny Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce, are pleased to welcome acclaimed burlesque artist Pearls Daily as the opening act when I'm Not a Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce resumes performances at the world-famous theatre of varieties The Box on Friday, March 8.

BLUE LARGO Celebrates Fourth Album 'BEFORE THE DEVIL STEALS YOUR SOUL' Photo BLUE LARGO Celebrates Fourth Album 'BEFORE THE DEVIL STEALS YOUR SOUL'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 14, 2019

Coffeegrinds Records is proud to announce the release of their 4th BLUE LARGO album BEFORE THE DEVIL STEALS YOUR SOUL, which is a 'Best Blues Album' nominee for the 2019 San Diego Music Awards.

Joe Mantegna To Direct New Lenny Bruce Play Off-Broadway Photo Joe Mantegna To Direct New Lenny Bruce Play Off-Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2018

Hot off a sold-out, wildly successful run in Los Angeles, producers Just Words Productions, LLC, in association with Theatre 68, and Lenny Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce, announced today that Joe Mantenga will direct the Off-Broadway premiere of I'm Not A Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce, written by and starring Ronnie Marmo. Performances begin Tuesday, October 23 at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St).

Stolar Announced as First Independent Artist to Use DOT BLOCKCHAIN MEDIA Photo Stolar Announced as First Independent Artist to Use DOT BLOCKCHAIN MEDIA
by Tori Hartshorn - Sep 18, 2018

DOT BLOCKCHAIN MEDIA¬†(‚ÄúDotBC‚ÄĚ) and NYC-based independent artist¬†STOLAR¬†have announced the successful release of a DotBC track into the music supply-chain via¬†MEDIUM¬†and an¬†accompanying video. As part of¬†his¬†Raw Emotions¬†project (which celebrates its one year anniversary this month), Stolar's song ‚ÄúForget and Feel‚ÄĚ was stamped onto a¬†Hyperledger Sawtooth blockchain¬†last October, watermarked with a link to the blockchain registration, and delivered successfully to all major Digital Service Providers via DotBC's digital distribution partner¬†FUGA.

World Premiere Of Laureen Vonnegut's DEATH BEFORE COCKTAILS Opens at Theatre 68 Photo World Premiere Of Laureen Vonnegut's DEATH BEFORE COCKTAILS Opens at Theatre 68
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2018

Theatre 68 and producer Ronnie Marmo announce the World Premiere of "DEATH BEFORE COCKTAILS."A new play by Laureen Vonnegutacclaimed playwright of The Porcini Test, and a familiar name in the industry.  She will also be directing the show alongside Alex Rotaru.  The modern black comedy is set to open April 20th, 2018 at Theatre 68, in North Hollywood.  Tickets: http://buytickets.at/deathbeforecocktails/155994

Theatre 68 Presents the World Premiere Production of REQUIEM Photo Theatre 68 Presents the World Premiere Production of REQUIEM
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2018

Theatre 68 presents Requiem, a world premiere production by playwright Carlos J. Castillo, directed by Hector Negrete, and artistic direction by Ronnie Marmo. The new play is part of the Theatre 68 17th Anniversary Festival Series. Tickets on sale at www.Theatre68.com.

Star of Lenny Bruce Show to Guest Star on CBS Drama CRIMINAL MINDS Photo Star of Lenny Bruce Show to Guest Star on CBS Drama CRIMINAL MINDS
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 6, 2017

Critically acclaimed star of, I Am Not A Comedian I'm Lenny Bruce , Ronnie Marmo, has just signed to guest star on the popular F.B.I. drama, CRIMINAL MINDS.

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable Photo BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In case you weren't excited enough for your yearly live music pilgrimage to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct for a sensory overload of music, BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure. 

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Second Artist Line Up
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2017

BIGSOUND Festival have dropped the mic today on an undeniable second announcement, filling an epic four-night adventure of sound and setting yet another benchmark for new live music discovery in Australia. Proving that Australia's underground is a wide, diverse pool of talent and innovation, this year's line-up is a cross-genre triumph for anyone wanting to get excited about all that's great about tomorrow's music scene. 

Ronnie Marmo to Star AND Joe Mantegna will Direct the show I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2017

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to present 'I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE' - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, and is set to open at Theatre 68 on June 23, 2017. Previews will be June 16 - 18, 2017.

Photo Coverage: Bobby Rydell Has An Evening At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 17, 2017

 An Evening With… are three of the most powerful words in the entertainment world and they are so often posted and signify an event that can only happen at the Friars Club.  In the early days of the club it was  an evening with James Cagney, George M. Cohan and other show business greats.  Then came evenings with Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, and many other legends. 

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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