John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown Recoups | Playbill

News John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown Recoups
Ghetto Klown, the solo show conceived by and starring Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo that played its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre July 10 following 25 previews and 95 regular performances, recouped its $2 million investment, according to the show's producers.

John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo Photo by Carol Rosegg

There are plans to bring the production, which was directed by Fisher Stevens, to audiences around the country and the world. In fact, Leguizamo will perform Ghetto Klown in other U.S. cities as well as in South America, where he will offer the show in Spanish. Details will be announced at a later time.

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 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.

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."

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