Send in the Ghetto Klown: John Leguizamo Returns to Broadway Feb. 21

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21 Feb 2011

John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo returns to Broadway Feb. 21 in his new solo show Ghetto Klown, which he also conceived. Opening night at the Lyceum Theatre is scheduled for March 22.

Fisher Stevens directs.

The 12-week engagement will take audiences "from his 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," according to the producers.

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

Producers are WestBeth Entertainment, Daveed D. Frazier and Nelle Nugent.



The Broadway engagement was preceded by a Chicago run. Entitled John Leguizamo Warms Up, the production played the Royal George Theater Feb. 1-12.

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."

The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 W. 45th Street. Tickets, priced $29.50-$116.50, are available by visiting www.telecharge.com. For more information visit GhettoKlown.com.