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Lenny Bruce Headshot
Date Of Birth:
October 13, 1925
Date Of Death:
August 03, 1966 (40)
Birth Place:
Mineola, NY, USA
 
Lenny Bruce Headshot
Date of Birth: October 13, 1925
Date of Death: August 03, 1966 (40)

Birth Place: Mineola, NY, USA
I'M NOT A COMEDIAN… I'M LENNY BRUCE Extended At The Venus Cabaret Theater    Photo I'M NOT A COMEDIAN… I'M LENNY BRUCE Extended At The Venus Cabaret Theater   
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2021

Theatre 68 and the Venus Cabaret Theater have announced the extension of the critically acclaimed production, “I'm Not A Comedian… I'm Lenny Bruce,” now running until Jan. 2, 2022 in Chicago. 

BWW Review: THE FUNNY GIRLS, New Wimbledon Theatre Studio Photo BWW Review: THE FUNNY GIRLS, New Wimbledon Theatre Studio
by Gary Naylor - Sep 21, 2021

Barbra Streisand and Joan Rivers kvetch (a lot) and kvell (a little) before and after they become two of the biggest stars in the USA

Theatre 68 Presents I'M NOT A COMEDIAN ... I'M LENNY BRUCE at Loft Ensemble Photo Theatre 68 Presents I'M NOT A COMEDIAN ... I'M LENNY BRUCE at Loft Ensemble
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Written and performed by Ronnie Marmo and directed by Joe Mantegna, the run will continue through Saturday, October 2 only. The lighting, projection, and sound design are by Matthew Richter. The show contains adult content and nudity, and the running time is 90 minutes.

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. 

BWW Interview: Allan Murray on Bringing THE LAYERS OF TOM LEHRER to HFF21 Photo BWW Interview: Allan Murray on Bringing THE LAYERS OF TOM LEHRER to HFF21
by Shari Barrett - Sep 1, 2021

In the 50s and 60s during the Cold War nuclear panic, mathematician Tom Lehrer became an international comedy sensation as he sang twisted tunes that satirized war, pornography, race, kink, death, religion, the environment, education and politics. I've been a fan of Lehrer's creative musical musings for many years. So I decided to chat with comedian and actor Allan Murray who tickles the ivories and brings Lehrer and his acid-tinged ditties to life during this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival in his World Premiere of THE LAYERS OF TOM LEHRER.

SPANKING MACHINE Will Be Performed at the Marsh in September and October Photo SPANKING MACHINE Will Be Performed at the Marsh in September and October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2021

Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh San Francisco stage for live performances of Spanking Machine, her by turns funny, intense, and heart-rending memoir of growing up brown and queer in Washington Heights. Childhood pranks, Devil Dogs, sadistic nuns on poppers, assault, and suppressed memory play their parts in Gomez's shift across gender, latitudes, and generations.

REVIEW ROUNDUP: What Do Critics Think of ANNETTE? Photo REVIEW ROUNDUP: What Do Critics Think of ANNETTE?
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 5, 2021

Find out what critics are saying about the musical drama, which is about a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann, a world-renowned opera singer.

The Broad Stage Announces An Evening With Fran Lebowitz Photo The Broad Stage Announces An Evening With Fran Lebowitz
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

The Broad Stage presents An Evening with Fran Lebowitz, star of the recent Netflix series Pretend it's a City directed by Martin Scorsese. Lebowitz will appear on stage for four performances only April 28 through May 1, 2022. A Q+A with the audience follows the performance.

BWW Review: Eric Michael Gillett JUMP/CUT Raises The Bar For Virtual Cabaret Standard Photo BWW Review: Eric Michael Gillett JUMP/CUT Raises The Bar For Virtual Cabaret Standards
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 20, 2021

In his debut virtual performance the former Circus Ringmaster masters a new medium

Royal George Theatre Likely to Close in the Coming Weeks Photo Royal George Theatre Likely to Close in the Coming Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

The Royal George Theatre is likely to close as the complex is expected to be sold for redevelopment in the coming weeks.

BWW Interview: Marga Gomez of NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER at MarshStream Explores the Hum Photo BWW Interview: Marga Gomez of NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER at MarshStream Explores the Humor in Life's Uncomfortable Truths
by Jim Munson - Dec 2, 2020

It's hard to believe, but the ever-youthful, trailblazing actor/writer/comedian Marga Gomez is now well into the fourth decade of her remarkable career. Known for her funny and touching solo theater pieces as well as her uproarious standup comedy, Gomez recently revived her hit play Not Getting Any Younger for the MarshStream International Solo Fest where it won the award for Best Solo Show. In the play, Gomez weaves commentary through hilarious surreal life vignettes like little Marga visiting the worst amusement park ever with her showgirl mom in tow, and adult Marga trying to get a senior discount at Forever 21. In a swift 55 minutes, Gomez looks back on how even an outspoken lesbian can find herself in the closet for women of a certain age. Luckily for viewers everywhere, Gomez is now reprising the show for two more livestreamed performances on December 5th and 6th. Additional details can be found on the MarshStream website. BroadwayWorld recently chatted by phone with Gomez from her home in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco. Our conversation delved into how she adapted Not Getting Any Younger for virtual performance, her experience as one of the first successful, out lesbian comedians, and her colorful family history in the Latino variety show world. Offstage, she is much as you would expect - naturally warm, funny and down-to-earth - but also surprisingly nerdy about the careful technique that goes into making a successful virtual performance.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 28-29- with Colin Donnell, Patti Murin and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 28-29- with Colin Donnell, Patti Murin and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 28, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 28-29, 2020.

Broadway HD Releases A KILLER PARTY, MOBY DICK & More This November Photo Broadway HD Releases A KILLER PARTY, MOBY DICK & More This November
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 16, 2020

Shorter days, and cooler nights means it’s time to cozy up with some hot performances on BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for theater fans!  Today, the streaming platform announced their robust November lineup filled with rockin’ musical numbers, thrilling operas, and even a little holiday cheer. 

BroadwayHD Announces November Lineup - A KILLER PARTY, WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY?, and Mor Photo BroadwayHD Announces November Lineup - A KILLER PARTY, WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY?, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2020

BroadwayHD has announced their November lineup! Shows include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Killer Party, Who's Your Baghdaddy?, and more!

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist: The History Lesson Photo BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist: The History Lesson
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 1, 2020

The Pandemic Playlist is back with a look at the people who made cabaret what it is today.

VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Shares Narrative Music Video to Support Broadway Car Photo VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Shares Narrative Music Video to Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, MusiCares, and Swans for Relief
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 22, 2020

Here comes The Marvelous Music of Maisel, led by Amy Sherman-Palladino's vision, while following COVID-19 stay home orders.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Fr Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

Producer Bren Rapp Raises COVID Relief Funding For 16 DFW Independent Performing Arts Photo Producer Bren Rapp Raises COVID Relief Funding For 16 DFW Independent Performing Arts Organizations
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2020

Producer Bren Rapp has used the power of the arts and entertainment to help a multitude of causes over her career locally and nationally. Now, she is putting what she has learned by doing so to work for 16 independent performing arts groups in Dallas/Fort Worth with a 30 day GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising relief funding for COVID 19 related setbacks: SMALL CHANGE-BIG HELP

Producer Bren Rapp Raises Virus Relief Funding For 16 DFW Performing Arts Groups Photo Producer Bren Rapp Raises Virus Relief Funding For 16 DFW Performing Arts Groups
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020

Producer Bren Rapp has used the power of the arts and entertainment to help a multitude of causes over her career locally and nationally. Now, she is putting what she has learned by doing so to work for 16 independent performing arts groups in Dallas/Fort Worth with a 30 day GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising relief funding for COVID-19 setbacks.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Ronnie Marmo â€" An Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright, Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Ronnie Marmo â€" 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.

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