John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Extends Broadway Run on Opening Night

Broadway News   John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Extends Broadway Run on Opening Night
 
The rapid-fire lesson in overlooked Latin history that shaped America will remain in session an additional three weeks at Studio 54.

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, an incisive solo show that opened on Broadway November 15 at Studio 54, has extended an additional three weeks of performances through February 25, 2018.

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Directed by Tony Taccone, Latin History for Morons began Broadway previews October 19.

Leguizamo, who has also written and starred in Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, and Freak, returns to Broadway with his sixth solo vehicle. The production arrives on Broadway following acclaimed runs at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in 2016, and Off-Broadway at the Public Theater earlier this year.

Leguizamo’s own crash course in Latin history inspired his latest solo play that sheds light on the crucial roles Latino people have played in American history—a history that has been ignored in text books and classrooms across the country.

Read: HOW JOHN LEGUIZAMO TURNED HEARTBREAK INTO BROADWAY HISTORY

“You have so many emotions when you discover this stuff,” Leguizamo told Playbill. “First of all, you’re angered, then you’re heartbroken, and then you feel empowered. When I learned that we Latin people are the sons and daughters of the American Revolution... Cuban women in Virginia sold their jewelry to feed the patriots. Gálvez, the Latin general in New Orleans, gave $70,000 worth of weapons to George Washington. So we helped finance the American Revolution. Ten thousand Latinos fought. Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans fought in the American Revolution. You never hear about that. You never hear about those contributions.”

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“You have so many emotions when you discover this stuff,” Leguizamo told Playbill. “First of all, you’re angered, then you’re heartbroken, and then you feel empowered. When I learned that we Latin people are the sons and daughters of the American Revolution... Cuban women in Virginia sold their jewelry to feed the patriots. Gálvez, the Latin general in New Orleans, gave $70,000 worth of weapons to George Washington. So we helped finance the American Revolution. Ten thousand Latinos fought. Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans fought in the American Revolution. You never hear about that. You never hear about those contributions.”

The production has scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.

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