John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown Will Be Filmed for HBO

News   John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown Will Be Filmed for HBO Ghetto Klown, the solo show conceived by and starring Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo that played its final performance at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in July 2011, will be filmed for broadcast on HBO, according to Deadline.com.

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John Leguizamo Photo by Carol Rosegg

The production will be filmed for the cable network Nov. 16 at the Victoria Theatre at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Fisher Stevens, who helmed the Broadway production, will also direct the HBO taping.

Arnold Engelman will produce with Rebel Prods, Insurgent Films and Silver Lining Entertainment. Leguizamo, Stevens, Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew are the executive producers.

A spring 2014 broadcast is expected.

The show, according to press notes, takes audiences "from [Leguizamo's] adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous '80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars."

The Broadway production featured scenic design by Happy Massee, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and projection design by Aaron Gonzalez. The projection consultant was Christopher Cronin, and the movement consultant was Marlyn Ortiz.

John Leguizamo earned Tony nominations for his solo shows Sexaholix and Freak. He has appeared in Mambo Mouth and the short-lived revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo. His film credits include "The Summer of Sam," "Moulin Rouge," "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" and "Romeo + Juliet."

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