Lenny Bruce News

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

Birth Place: Mineola, NY, USA
David Payne Returns To St. Louis In LEWIS & TOLKIEN, OF WARDROBE & RINGS At Westport PlazaDavid Payne Returns To St. Louis In LEWIS & TOLKIEN, OF WARDROBE & RINGS At Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Emery Entertainment will welcome actor/playwright David Payne back to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza stage in his new two-man production LEWIS & TOLKIEN, OF WARDROBE & RINGS for six performances June 13-16. Tickets are $50 and on sale now. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Groups of ten or more should call 314/402-2430 for special rates. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching Up with BURN THIS Star Brandon UranowitzBWW Interview: Catching Up with BURN THIS Star Brandon Uranowitz
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2019

Brandon Uranowitz is no stranger to the Broadway stage. We took a moment to catch up with Uranowitz about the hard work he's put into his craft that's led to the string of great projects. (more...)

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Extends Through June 1I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Extends Through June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 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 has been extended by popular demand. (more...)

So-fi And Torn Page Announce The Full Line-up For The So-fi Festival June 6-23 2019So-fi And Torn Page Announce The Full Line-up For The So-fi Festival June 6-23 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2019

So-fi (Jody Christopherson (Artistic Director/Producer), Nathan Gebhard (General Manager/Producer)) announce the full line up for the So-fi Festival, a curated festival, for high concept & low-fi, multi-disciplinary solo performance, co-produced in association with Torn Page (435 W 22nd Street, 2nd Floor), a performance space in the historic home of Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. So-fi co-presents touring and local solo artists, who generate work using multiple forms. (more...)

BWW Review:  Ronnie Marmo's I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE Honors The Trailblazing First Amendment ActivistBWW Review: Ronnie Marmo's I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE Honors The Trailblazing First Amendment Activist
by Michael Dale - Mar 27, 2019

'These words might be more offensive now than they were back then,' ponders playwright/actor Ronnie Marmo in the guise of one of 20th Century America's most controversial artists in his (mostly) solo performance, I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE. (more...)

The Vicious Circle To Present Industry Reading Of Amy E. Witting's I WASN'T EXPECTING YOUThe Vicious Circle To Present Industry Reading Of Amy E. Witting's I WASN'T EXPECTING YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

The Vicious Circle will present two private industry readings of Jerome Foundation Fellowship recipient Amy E. Witting's new play I Wasn't Expecting You, directed by Zoey Martinson on Monday, April 8th.  Casting to be announced. (more...)

Garden State Film Festival To Welcome Celebrities, Filmmakers And Fans To Asbury ParkGarden State Film Festival To Welcome Celebrities, Filmmakers And Fans To Asbury Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will welcome celebrities, filmmakers and fans to the spectacular seaside town of Asbury Park next week, from Wednesday, March 27th through Sunday, March 31st at multiple local venues for the Festival's fabulous 17th Anniversary Celebration. This DAZZLING FIVE-DAY EVENT celebrates the best in international and local cinema and will feature exciting networking opportunities, instructive hands-on workshops, an open talent casting call, screenplay competition winner reading, intriguing and informative panel discussions, and entertaining and fun parties - all in addition to the over 245 fabulous films from around the globe screening throughout the Festival. This is also the first year that GSFF will present acting awards, with winners to be announced at the Sunday Awards Banquet. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

The National Comedy Center and legendary producer, director, and writer Carl Reiner announced today, on Carl Reiner's 97th birthday, an initiative to digitally preserve Reiner's extensive personal collection of production-used scripts from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" - one of the most iconic, innovative, and beloved comedy series in television history. (more...)

National Comedy Center Officially Designated As The United States' Cultural Institution Dedicated To ComedyNational Comedy Center Officially Designated As The United States' Cultural Institution Dedicated To Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

The National Comedy Center was formally designated as the nation's official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy on Tuesday, March 12. In a tremendous bi-partisan show of support, both the Senate and House of Representatives passed this bill in February, and the president signed it into law on Tuesday, recognizing the Center as the "Official National Comedy Center of the United States." (more...)

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Resumes Performances TonightI'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Resumes Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Burlesque Artist Pearls Daily Joins I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCEBurlesque Artist Pearls Daily Joins I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Transfers Downtown at The BoxI'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Transfers Downtown at The Box
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

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. (more...)

Tony Speciale To Direct Industry Reading Of Michael Weller's BUYER BEWARETony Speciale To Direct Industry Reading Of Michael Weller's BUYER BEWARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Vicious Circle will present two private industry readings of Academy Award-nominee Michael Weller's new play, BUYER BEWARE or How Lenny Bruce Found a Safe Space (and lost it again), directed by Tony Speciale.  Casting to be announced.   (more...)

CC: YOU IN HELL! Opens February 20th At The Frigid FestivalCC: YOU IN HELL! Opens February 20th At The Frigid Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

"What happens in a horror movie when a chain letter is the killer?" is the question asked in award winning playwright Mark Levy's newest absurd comedy. "CC: You in Hell!" is proudly having its world premiere at the Frigid Festival running from February 20th- March 10th at The Kraine Theatre. Featuring: Caroline Burke, Sara Detrik, Taylor Graves, James Kennedy, Mark Levy, Kayla Mason, Sam Mercer, John Racioppo and the vocal talents of Becca Musser and Stevie Roetzel. Directed by Janet Bentley and Stage Managed by Adam Sherwin. (more...)

Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby and Ike Barinholtz to Enter THE TWILIGHT ZONETaissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby and Ike Barinholtz to Enter THE TWILIGHT ZONE
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Next stop for Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby and Ike Barinholtz is the CBS All Access original series THE TWILIGHT ZONE. They will star in an upcoming episode that will also feature Percy Hynes-White. Previously announced cast for the series includes host and narrator Jordan Peele, as well as John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. (more...)

National Comedy Center To Celebrate Ernie Kovacs with Centennial ExhibitNational Comedy Center To Celebrate Ernie Kovacs with Centennial Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The National Comedy Center will celebrate the centennial year of legendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs with the acquisition and display of never-before-seen material and rare artifacts courtesy of the comedian's estate. The acquisition and exhibit were announced today – on Ernie Kovacs' 100th birthday – by the National Comedy Center and Kovacs estate executive Josh Mills. (more...)

National Comedy Center To Celebrate Ernie Kovacs With Never-Before-Seen Centennial ExhibitNational Comedy Center To Celebrate Ernie Kovacs With Never-Before-Seen Centennial Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The National Comedy Center will celebrate the centennial year of legendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs with the acquisition and display of never-before-seen material and rare artifacts courtesy of the comedian's estate. The acquisition and exhibit were announced today - on Ernie Kovacs' 100th birthday - by the National Comedy Center and Kovacs estate executive Josh Mills. (more...)

The Canterbury Company Of Resident Artists AnnouncedThe Canterbury Company Of Resident Artists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Joey Folsom, Artistic Director of The Classics Theatre Project, today announced the formation of a permanent Resident Artists Company for the theatre to be underwritten by Liese and Mike Canterbury. The company members will be, in addition to Mr. Folsom, R. Andrew Aguilar, Sasha Maya Ada, Chad Cline, Stan Graner, Gretchen Hahn, N. Ryan McBride, Leslie Patrick, Van Quattro, Rachel Reininger and Dean Wray. The Resident Artists will fill many of the roles in the TCTP 3-play 2019 season: "Fool for Love," Summer and Smoke," and "The Crucible." In addition, the RAC members will work as members of the TCPT team in other areas of production, marketing, and development. The Company will be called the Canterbury Company of Resident Artists. (more...)

FRIGID Festival 2019 Announces LineupFRIGID Festival 2019 Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Now in its thirteenth year, FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of our Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be! (more...)

Jessica Cavanagh's SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR Sets NY Showcase RunJessica Cavanagh's SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR Sets NY Showcase Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

After an incredibly successful workshop run at Theatre Three's Theater Too in Dallas, playwright Jessica Cavanagh's SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR is headed for a New York showcase run at Urban Stages. Produced by the Dallas-based team of Cavanagh, actor/director Marianne Galloway, and producer Bren Rapp, the play will run in April during Autism Awareness Month and will feature the original workshop cast under Galloway's direction. Along with the cast of seven, which includes Dallas acting powerhouses Ian Ferguson, Danielle Pickard, Jennifer Kuenzer and Cavanagh, starring as a fictionalized version of herself, the orignal Dallas production and design team including set designer Jeff Schimdt (Artistic Director of Theatre Three) will be involved in transitioning the show from its local workshop phase to its New York showcase. Acting as associate producer, former DFW actor/artist now based in New York, Montgomery Sutton, will help to bring the play to the New York market. Thanks to initial investment, the team is already at wor (more...)

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