The clip is part of the new documentary John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway, set to premiere November 16 at 9 PM ET as part of PBS' Great Performances “Broadway’s Best” series, which launched with the London production of An American in Paris. The behind-the-scenes documentary, directed by Ben DeJesus, chronicles Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated Latin History for Morons, which debuted on Broadway last season and offered a comedic, yet pointed look at the systematic repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history.
Leguizamo was also a recipient of a 2018 Special Tony Award for the solo show.
The PBS series will conclude November 23 at 9 PM with Harold Prince: The Director's Life. Directed by Lonny Price, the Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Prince. Featuring archival clips from his many groundbreaking productions, the performance-documentary includes interviews with many of Prince’s collaborators, including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mandy Patinkin, John Kander, Susan Stroman, and Angela Lansbury, all sharing their firsthand insights into his pioneering achievements in the theatre.
Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET.