It’s been a really, really messed up week. Seven days of torture, seven days of dedication to producing the same quality content you know and trust from our fine publication. Seven days of giving our all to learning everything we could about Lenny Bruce — you’ll notice a plethora of work this week about him and Ronnie Marmo’s play about him, “I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce!” You can find esteemed theater writer Pria Dahiya’s interview of Ronnie Marmo on pages 8 through 13, with a review of the play by review junkie and Pillbox editor Anna Cappella on page 6.
You might notice an imbalance of content from Anna, who decided to use her fall break to pump out three pieces. In addition to the review of Marmo’s play, you can find Anna’s take on the new Taylor Swift album, Midnights, on page 4 and the newest edition of her serial “Love, Maggie” on page 16.
There’s another album review by junior staffwriter Gursimran Singh on page 18 – this one covers Lil Baby’s new album, “It’s Only Me.”
Finally, you’ll find an interview of bass baritone and resident artist at the Pittsburgh Opera by junior staffwriter Alison Zheng on page 14.
And as present as ever, our weekly playlist is on page 19.
We are, as always, dedicated to the art and science of writing about theater and music. And we are, as always, dedicated to you, our readers.
Your PILLBOX editors