Orpheum, NYC Minetta Lane, NYC Royal George, Chicago
Lenny Bruce is still talking! Performances begin 10/23
Hot off its critically acclaimed, sold-out Los Angeles and Off-Broadway engagements, the Chicago premiere of I’M NOT A COMEDIAN…I’M LENNY BRUCE is directed by multi award-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna. Star Ronnie Marmo brilliantly chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian of all time.
An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and of course, comedy. Bruce’s tempestuous personal and professional life was marked by great passion and great pain. His unwavering commitment to free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. Lenny fought for freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court.

“Critic’s Choice! Marmo gives a perfectly inflected performance!”
- Los Angeles Times

"Marmo embodies Lenny Bruce with his body, heart and soul...He thoroughly commands the stage and audience from start to finish!”

“Beautifully directed by Joe Mantegna with a strong performance by Ronnie Marmo, this funny, fierce and tragic work vividly brings to life the comedian we so miss today.”
-Award-winning actor and comedian, Billy Crystal

The play explores mature themes and includes strong language and nudity
October 23, 2019 – December 1, 2019
Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

90 minutes, no intermission
Standard Seats - $69
Premium Seats - $79
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