John Leguizamo's 'Latin History for Morons' extended by three weeks
UPI News Service, 11/18/2017
The run of John Leguizamo's sixth, one-man show Latin History for Morons has been extended by three weeks.
"Broadway wants extra credit -- @JohnLeguizamo is in such high demand that we're extending our show through February 25th, 2018!" the play's official Twitter account said Thursday.
Directed by Tony Taccone, the play opened Wednesday at Broadway's Studio 54. Leguizamo wrote and stars in it.
"John Leguizamo schools his son -- and the rest of us -- on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny, satirical one-man play about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past," a press release explained.
"Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history books, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. 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."
The show follows Leguizamo's hit productions of Ghetto Klown, Freak, Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama and Sexaholix...A Love Story.
The actor is also known for his work in the films Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, as well as the Ice Age and John Wick franchises.
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