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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 16:04

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Opens Tonight

JOHN LEGUIZAMO’s “GHETTO KLOWN” OPENS ON BROADWAY TONIGHT

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John Leguizamo’s GHETTO KLOWN, directed by Fisher Stevens, opens tonight Tuesday March 22 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).  John is featured today on www.people.com.  Hear how he prepares for a performance, who wants to punch him out, and in a show where he talks about his experiences with many Hollywood stars, who scares him most: Watch here.

The show has just been extended through July 10.  GHETTO KLOWN began performances on February 21 and had been announced as a 12 week engagement. Leguizamo said, “I love that all my peoples are showing up to witness the latest chapter of my life on stage; I want to keep this show open until I’ve messed up my 10 year old son enough for him to be my understudy.”  

Conceived and performed by Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo and directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, GHETTO KLOWN is presented by WestBeth Entertainment, Daveed D. Frazier and Nelle Nugent

GHETTO KLOWN is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story.  It is his fifth one man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the 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, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters who have populated his life.  He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career 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.”

GHETTO KLOWN was showcased in earlier incarnations in cities including Philadelphia, New Haven, Santa Fe, Louisville, La Jolla, Berkeley, Toronto, and at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival. 

***Playing schedule and ticketing information:

Now until May 15:
Mon, Tue and Thu at 7 PM
Fri and Sat at 8 PM
Sun at 3 PM
(Dark on Wednesday. Six shows per week.)

*New playing schedule, effective week of May 16:

Mon & Tue at 7 PM
Wed - Sat at 8 PM
(Dark on Sunday.  Six shows per week)
*Please note that the show is dark on Wed May 18.
*It will play a performance on Sun May 22 at 3 PM.

Tickets are available online and priced as follows:  $29.50, 59.50, 89.50, 116.50.

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