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Monday, 11 July 2011 14:03

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Recoups


Producers of John Leguizamo’s  Broadway show GHETTO KLOWN which closed yesterday, announced that the show has recouped its capitalization. Directed by Fisher Stevens, GHETTO KLOWN will play other US cities this fall and winter (dates and cities tba);  in 2012 it will travel to South America and Leguizamo will perform the show in Spanish.

GHETTO KLOWN opened on Broadway on March 22 for a limited engagement and immediately announced an extension.

The critics raved:

“He has sabor: tasty, textured, and very funny… It adds up to a vivid, generous, irresistible evening of multi-cultural mischief. –   New Yorker, John Lahr

“Ferociously funny. He takes us way beyond laughter.”  Bloomberg, Jeremy Gerard

Leguizamo is “intensely talented…a preternaturally gifted impressionist…He can hold a room rapt…This is after all, a man who bit Lee Strasberg.  And he still has more than a few teeth left.” 

- New York Magazine, Scott Brown

4  stars.  “Ghetto Klown finds him in fighting trim and eager to take on all comers…It’s great fun to watch him up there in the ring where he belongs…A performer of electric charisma.” – Time Out New York, Adam Feldman

“Latino dynamo John Leguizamo struts up a storm in a hugely entertaining one-man show.” - Time Out New York’s Critics’ Pick

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.

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

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