Friday, August 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome performer Ronnie Marmo for a discussion and signing celebrating the release of How to Talk Dirty & Influence People: The Autobiography of Lenny Bruce, for which Marmo has recorded the audiobook. Additionally, Marmo will perform selections of his play I Am Not A Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce. The Friday, August 4th, 5:00pm event is free and open to the public.
Castigated in his time for breaching such American conversational taboos as religion, sex, censorship, and racism, Lenny Bruce proved to be a pioneer in exposing hypocrisies, the impact of which still echoes on both sides of censorship controversies. How to Talk Dirty & Influence People brings the extent of Bruce's influence into sharp focus.
Ronnie Marmo has directed and produced over 90 plays between LA and NYC. He directed and produced the critically acclaimed Bill W. And Dr. Bob, which enjoyed 400+ sold out performances in the past 15 years. Some of his other favorite directing credits include: the World Premiere of the musical Serial Killer Barbie, the World Premiere of 86’d, the World Premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Last Night In The Garden I Saw You and the Los Angeles Premiere of Shanley’s Storefront Church. Some of his favorite producing credits include the Los Angeles Premiere of Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss,the 40th Anniversary production of Lovers And Other Strangers, and West Of Brooklyn (which he also inked). Marmo is a film director and producer as well. Some of his most recent directing credits are A Loan Officer and a Gentleman, La La Land, and the series Adults Only. His film producing credits include West of Brooklyn, Truck 20’s Location, Limbo Lounge, Stage 4, Applebox, Another Happy Ending, Fish Without A Bicycle, and Adults Only. As an actor, Ronnie has been blessed enough to work a good deal in film and on TV. Marmo enjoyed a three-year run on ABC’s General Hospital as Ronnie Dimestico. He just wrapped his first Italian film called Nun E Napoli. He continues to serve as the Artistic Director of the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company (Theatre 68) in Los Angeles and New York City.
The Drama Book Shop, currently celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, is located at 250 W40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public.