Rated by 44 members
Review from amaryllis
Red Velvet 104 events 71 reviews

Marmo has such a great handle on Lenny Bruce. Watching the performance, I felt like I got who the man was, and what he was about. It definitely helped enhance my already high appreciation of the groundbreaking crusader that LB was -- a warrior, in...continued

reviewed Aug 25 2017 report as inappropriate
David Newman
Review from David Newman
Red Velvet 102 events 38 reviews

This one-man show is absolutely worth seeing, especially for Ronnie Marmo's committed embodiment of Bruce. The piece could easily benefit from an additional 10 minutes or so, providing a stronger sampling of Lenny's comedy routines, showing that...continued

reviewed Nov 05 2017 report as inappropriate
Martin Zimmerman
Review from Martin Zimmerman
193 events 111 reviews

It appears I'm in the minority, but I was not at all impressed by this show or performance. The laugh lines were obvious, but strained and corny. The pathos was melodramatic and unmoving. The treatment of the character was superficial and...continued

reviewed Nov 12 2017 report as inappropriate
Review from JMJr
145 events 92 reviews

It's a difficult task to reduce a person's life to a 70 minute monologue especially when that person is as iconic as Lenny Bruce. While the show can only offer a cursory overview of Mr. Bruce's time on earth the performance by Ronnie Marmo is...continued

reviewed Aug 27 2017 report as inappropriate
Bill R
Review from Bill R
82 events 79 reviews

Incredible. Brilliant.

reviewed May 06 2018 report as inappropriate
theater goer
Review from theater goer
118 events 73 reviews

An extremely impressive performance. I was not a fan of Lenny Bruce so was hesitant to go. I'm so glad a friend changed my mind and I got tickets because Ronnie Marmo knocked it out of the ballpark!

reviewed Dec 30 2017 report as inappropriate
Mister Mitch
Review from Mister Mitch
109 events 56 reviews

I really enjoyed the performance from beginning to end. The actor was excellent all the way through this 75 minute one-man performance, from the nude beginning to end.

I knew alot about Bruce and the challenges he had as a performer, but didn't...continued

reviewed Sep 15 2017 report as inappropriate
Steve Weinhouse
Review from Steve Weinhouse
53 events 28 reviews

Ronnie Marmo (who portrays Bruce in the show) and I have something in common; a man crush on Lenny Bruce. I've harbored mine for more than a quarter century. However, he is an actor and I am a comic, which makes the basis of our crushing very...continued

reviewed Jan 19 2018 report as inappropriate
Sarah Bellum
Review from Sarah Bellum
369 events 25 reviews

Clearly a labor of love. This portrayal was great. Anyone who doesn't know the trials and tribulations of Lenny Bruce will come away understanding that he was crucified for using words now considered tame in today's casual vernacular. Actor...continued

reviewed Sep 23 2017 report as inappropriate
Debba Rofheart
Review from Debba Rofheart
28 events 14 reviews

A tour de force performance. Heartbreaking, mesmerizing, and hilarious, too. Bravo!

reviewed Dec 22 2017 report as inappropriate
Deborah Kaye
Review from Deborah Kaye
58 events 14 reviews

It was a wonderful performance -- well-acted and well-directed. It exceeded my expectations.

reviewed Aug 24 2018 report as inappropriate
Red Deb
Review from Red Deb
46 events 12 reviews

This was a brilliant performance piece. The best theater I have seen in a very long time

reviewed Aug 20 2017 report as inappropriate
Jeffrey Miller
Review from Jeffrey Miller
26 events 10 reviews

Mostly captivating but with some periods that didn't hold my attention. Interesting character. Difficult life.

reviewed Nov 12 2017 report as inappropriate
Marcia Schor
Review from Marcia Schor
13 events 9 reviews

Very nice and comfortable small theatre. Can see from any seat. Thoroughly enjoyed the play. Ronnie Marmo was excellent. I encourage everyone to see this.

reviewed Jan 20 2018 report as inappropriate
Suzan Allbritton
Review from Suzan Allbritton
39 events 8 reviews

First Rate

reviewed May 12 2018 report as inappropriate
Jonathan Kelley
Review from Jonathan Kelley
17 events 7 reviews

Mr. Marmo has created a succinct, arresting stage play, a gripping eye-opener about an American icon, which he performs flawlessly. So unusual in so much of today's live theater, un-miked to boot, he delivers every word with crystal clarity, at...continued

reviewed Aug 25 2018 report as inappropriate
Review from lamhahn
73 events 6 reviews

The acting in this one man show was phenomenal! The play needed more historical context (maybe, at least, in the playbill) to help the audience understand the full import of Lenny Bruce in his day.

reviewed Jan 06 2018 report as inappropriate
Sandy Matthews Goldman
Review from Sandy Matthews Goldman
10 events 3 reviews


reviewed May 13 2018 report as inappropriate
Ellen Levine
Review from Ellen Levine
7 events 2 reviews

Great performance! A do not miss!

reviewed Jan 05 2018 report as inappropriate
Ken Goldstein
Review from Ken Goldstein
2 events 1 review

Ronnie Marmo is a spectacular Lenny Bruce. He understands the character, looks like him, sounds like him, and he is a great fit as an actor. If you are unfamiliar with Lenny and his work, this one man show is an excellent introduction and you will...continued

reviewed Jul 23 2017 report as inappropriate
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