John Leguizamo’s Latin History For Morons.
John Leguizamo is coming to NJ and teaching Morons that know nothing about Latin History a bit of culture. New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the Emmy Award winner in a live performance of his Tony-nominated hit, Latin History for Morons, as part of a Netflix special filming at NJPAC, June 28th – 30th, 2018. Get your tickets and be on TV too.
A bit about the show… When John’s son gets a school assignment on heroes, Leguizamo seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history – from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it – he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him
This is Leguizamo’s first appearance at NJPAC following the successful filming of his Ghetto Klown in the Victoria Theater. His other stage works include Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-Rama, Freak (Emmy and Tony award nominations), and Sexaholix … A Love Story (Tony nomination). In addition to his Tony nod for Latin History for Morons, he is being honored with a 2018 special Tony Award for his body of work as a playwright and solo artist.
Leguizamo has been featured in many films, such as To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; Moulin Rouge; Summer of Sam; and Romeo + Juliet, and is the recipient of two Obie, three Drama Desk, three Outer Critics Circle, one Emmy and six Cable ACE awards.
So come to NJPAC end of summer and laugh your butt off with Leguizamo’s play, which is considered to be one of the best plays on Broadway.
New York Premiere
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
Written and performed by John Leguizamo
Directed by Tony Taccone
In a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Scenic Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Original Music and Sound Design: Bray Poor