LENNY BRUCE LIVES

Steve Cuiffo takes it back to Carnegie Hall

Think back to our abysmal Snowpocalypse in December and you’ll have an idea of what it was like on February 4, 1961, the night the famously crude provocateur Lenny Bruce had a midnight show at Carnegie Hall. The snow was nearly two feet and rising, winds were at 80 miles per hour, and there was an official ban on driving. But you can’t stop New Yorkers from going after what they want: 2,000 fans made it to the theater to see Bruce give what many consider to be his greatest stream-of-consciousness performance. In honor of the 50th anniversary of that memorable night, the actor and magician Steve Cuiffo will re-create, riff by glorious riff, Lenny Bruce at Carnegie Hall. We hope it snows.
Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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