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John Leguizamo bringing 'Latin History for Morons' to Broadway

UPI News Service, 08/24/2017 

John Leguizamo's sixth one-man show -- "Latin History for Morons" -- is to begin preview performances Oct. 19 at Broadway's Studio 54.

Directed by Tony Taccone, the limited engagement is scheduled to officially open Nov. 15 and is expected to play through Feb. 4.

Leguizamo previously performed the show at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater.

"Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project," a press release noted.

"From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style."

"John Leguizamo is a brilliant actor, a comic genius, and an artist of astonishing integrity and insight," Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said in a statement.

"In these troubled times, his voice is a joyous reminder of what is best in America. Latin History for Morons is spectacular entertainment, but it is also the cure for what ails us. The Public and Berkeley Repertory Theatre are thrilled to be partnering with [producers] Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton to bring this show to Broadway."

Leguizamo's other theatrical works include "Ghetto Klown," "Freak," "Mambo Mouth," "Spic-O-Rama" and "Sexaholix...A Love Story."

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