OVER 300 PERFORMANCES OF
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I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE ran for 115 performances in Los Angeles and for 9 months Off Broadway to massive media attention, critical acclaim and dozen upon dozens of rave reviews. An LA Times's Critic's Choice, this look at the life and battles of the most groundbreaking and impactful comedian of all time, Lenny Bruce, not only draws from his many court battles championing the freedom of speech but also includes many of Bruce's original comedic bits and insights from his own writings, masterfully woven together by the show's creator and star, Ronnie Marmo and expertly directed by Tony Award winning stage actor, film and television star, Joe Mantegna.
I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE
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See What Chicago Audiences Are Saying...
CHICAGO REVIEWS ARE IN
"Ronnie Marmo truly brings Lenny back to life"
Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
NEW YORK REVIEWS
"Ronnie Marmo is giving an unabashedly ballsy performance"
Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania
"Funny, touching, tragic...Lenny lives through the brilliant performance of Ronnie Marmo and flawless direction
of Joe Mantegna".
"Lenny Bruce is still talking dirty".
"Marmo embodies [Lenny Bruce] with his body, heart and soul...Marmo thoroughly commands the stage and audience from start to finish ".
"This perfectly inflected performance is expertly directed by actor Mantegna who, through longtime collaboration with David Mamet, knows a thing or two about four letter
"What powers the play is not only the inherent drama, of tragic proportions, in Bruce's life but also Marmo's flawless embodiment of the man. There's never a moment when we doubt the person before us is this smart tormented individual come to life".
"Marmo makes it very easy to suspend our disbelief and imagine that we're actually watching Bruce resurrected".
"Besides showcasing the immense talents of Ronnie Marmo, I’m Not A Comedian...I’m Lenny Bruce serves as a bold testament to the magnitude of its subject’s cultural relevance, historical significance and to how funny he was".
Amazing show...terrific performance. - ABC 7
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Approaching fifty years of stand-up comedy, I will always remember as a kid listening to Lenny Bruce albums on vinyl and feeling as if I was hearing the God of this art-form. Nothing has changed. And never will. The production of I’m Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce is superlative in all departments. Even the candy in the lobby was fuckin great. But it's the tour de force by actor Ronnie Marmo that for me is historic. Lenny's life pours out of him, that would have made Mr. Bruce both extraordinarily shocked and also, in a loving fashion, I’m sure he would have mocked the shit out of this wondrous actor for nailing him so magnificently. I've always been let down reading and watching about my hero but not this time. This was Mickey Mantle finally hitting it out of the stadium.
Go to the Royal George and see “I’m Not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce” Directed by Joe Mantegna, Ronnie Marmo delights as he channels Lenny Bruce. A thoughtful authenticity in performance, direction and script. Bravo Joe, Ronnie and Lenny!