Saturday, January 8, 2011

John Leguizamos “Ghetto Klown” is Broadway Bound

John Leguizamo Warms Up in Chicago

John Leguizamo fans will be delighted to hear that, once again, he has begun his journey towards Broadway. Leguizamo is prepping for a 12-week engagement on Broadway by performing his latest solo show Ghetto Klown at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago from February 1-12. Then its on to Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), opening on February 21 and running through March 22.

Ghetto Klown is the next chapter in Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and uninhibited tradition of his Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes 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.

Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would NEVER want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wikileaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

Lequizamo has a habit of trying out all his shows in Chicago. The run there will be under the title John Leguizamo Warms Up in Chicago "We didn't want people to think that the full set and all the production values will be present in Chicago," said producer Arnold Engelman. "This is a chance for John to warm up.  He loves Chicago. And thats why we are keeping the ticket prices to $40 and $45."

Tickets for the show in Chicago are on sale through Ticketmaster or the /ROYAL GEORGE THEATER Royal George Theatre box office. 

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