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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 Spotlight Series: Meet Ronnie Marmo �" 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.

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
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.

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).

Garden State Film To Present Live Script Reading Of 2019 Screenplay Competition Winner
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019

In addition to the over 245 fabulous films from around the globe screening throughout The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival's spectacular FIVE-DAY EVENT March 27-31st, GSFF is presenting the following informative and inspiring professional panel discussions. These lively discussions and workshops offer an array of fascinating topics related to film production and the industry.

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 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
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.

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL Announces Final Call For Entries
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2018

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF), New Jersey's premier annual celebration of independent film, would like to remind those wishing to have their work considered to SUBMIT NOW for the 17th Annual GSFF. The Festival's deadline for submission is December 1, 2018. GSFF 2019 will be held in Asbury Park on March 28-31st. This is the LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES.

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).

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:

The 2018 Garden State Film Festival Announces An Open Casting Call With TV and Film Casting Director And Producer Donna McKenna
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2018

The 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival is thrilled to welcome renowned Casting Director/Producer Donna McKenna, who will be hosting an 'OPEN TALENT CASTING CALL' on Saturday March 24th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove. Donna is a well- respected, award winning, international casting director, producer, and educator. She has cast and produced numerous independent features, short films, television shows, audio shows, pilots and web series with over 20 years of experience behind her. Those who are interested in meeting with Donna can email her in advance at to request an appointment time.

The Garden State Film Festival Announces East Coast Premiere Of MAKING A KILLING
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2018

The 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival is excited to announce the East Coast premiere of 'Making A Killing,' a new independent feature film from Tinton Falls, New Jersey native Devin Hume (Director/Producer/Co-Writer) and Bruce Robinson (Executive Producer/Producer). Starring Michael Jai White, Mike Starr, Jude Moran, Aida Turturro, New Jersey's Jack Forcinito with Sally Kirkland and Christopher Lloyd, this twisted modern-day crime mystery BASED ON A TRUE STORY, tells the story of three morticians who get caught in a web of greed and deceit, involving buried treasure and a tangled love affair. The backstory to this film is as compelling as the film itself. 'Making A Killing' will screen at the Jersey Shore Arts Center with the filmmakers and several cast members in attendance, on Saturday, March 24th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. during the Garden State Film Festival which runs from March 22-March 25, 2018.

Garden State Film Festival Announces Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2018

The Garden State Film Festival, which will be celebrating its 'Sweet Sixteen' Anniversary, which returns to Asbury Park, New Jersey, March 22-25, 2018, is happy to announce some of the feature selections for this year's festival.

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

Garden State Film Festival Partners with Frontlines of Freedom
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with Frontlines of Freedom( for a new innovative monthly film screening and discussion series. Frontlines of Freedom is a weekly syndicated military talk radio show designed to address and discuss the most pressing issues facing our armed forces, veterans, and their families. It is the largest show of its kind in the nation.

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.

Garden State Film Festival Accepting Nominations For The Rising Star Award
by Emily Bruno - Oct 31, 2017

The internationally recognized Garden State Film Festival (GSFF), which returns home to Asbury Park this March for its 16th anniversary, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Rising Star Award.

Garden State Film Festival Kicks Off Call For Entries For 2018 At Swanky Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The globally recognized Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) announces that its annual 'Call for Entries' is open now through December 1, 2017.


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