John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown Will Play U.S. Cities and South America

News   John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown Will Play U.S. Cities and South America
Although Ghetto Klown, the new solo show conceived by and starring Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, will play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre July 10, plans are underway to bring the acclaimed production to audiences around the country and the world.

John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo Photo by Carol Rosegg

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.

When it closes, the production, directed by Fisher Stevens, will have played 25 previews and 95 regular performances.

The show, according to producers, 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 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

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