Simply titled Work in Progress, Leguizamo will test his new material through March 11 at the downtown venue, which is also the home of the acclaimed, David Cromer-directed revival of Our Town. (According to the Barrow Street, all Leguizamo performances except those on March 10 and 11 are sold out.)
Work in Progress, according to the Barrow Street website, is described as such: "Yo, wat up? Wat's crackin? Me that's what. I'm retooling, reworking, redoing a brand new show. Help, me help you get some anti recession. And anti depression hilarity. Come on down and be a part of history in the making. Watch me trip up and mess up and you can twitter it to your friends, 'I saw john f*&#k up. Ha! ha!' I'm not mad atcha. No haters allowed. Nor hating allowed. Help me come up with a title for my new show. Come on down and represent. Watch me put down. Cause you know I can."
John Leguizamo's one-man shows include Mambo Mouth, the Tony-nominated Sexaholix (later taped for HBO; Emmy Award) and Freak: A Semi Demi Quasi Pseudo Autobiography, which also garnered the actor a Tony nomination. Also a film star, Leguizamo appeared as Toulouse Lautrec in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge"; in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" in drag as Miss Chi-Chi Rodriguez; and in Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" as a Virgin Mary gun-toting Tybalt. His biggest role came in the 1999 Spike Lee film "The Summer of Sam." Leguizamo also starred in the HBO drama "Undefeated," which he also directed, and was seen in the independent film "Sueno."
Show times are Feb. 27 at 8 PM, Feb. 28 at 10 PM, March 2 at 8 PM and March 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 at 10 PM. Running time is 65 minutes.
Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 27 Barrow Street. For more information go to www.barrowstreettheatre.com.