After a sold-out run at The Public Theater and a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, John Leguizamo will bring LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to STUDIO 54 on Broadway this October.
Latin History For Morons
Studio 54 Theatre
First Preview 19, Oct 2017
Opening Night 15, Nov 2017
Closing Feb 04, 2018
Limited Engagement: 16 Weeks Only!
John Alberto Leguizamo is a Colombian-American actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, playwright and screenwriter. He came to prominence with a co-starring role in the action/comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito’s Way (1993). Other notable roles include Sid the Sloth in the animated Ice Age films (2002–2016) and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004). As of 2009, he has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions (winning several awards), made over 12 television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows.
Latin History for Morons
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec Empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
Studio 54 was a popular and world renowned nightclub from 1977 until 1981 when it was sold by founders and creators Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. It was called the most famous nightclub of all time and was a sophisticated, ground breaking multi-media visual extravaganza.
It continued to operate as a nightclub until 1991 by other owners. Located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan, New York City, the space was originally the Gallo Opera House, opening in 1927, after which it changed names several times, eventually becoming CBS radio and television Studio 52. Since November 1998 it has been a venue for the Roundabout Theatre Company and is still called Studio 54, but is no longer a nightclub. A separate restaurant and nightclub, called 54 Below, operates in the basement of the famed venue.
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254 W 54th St (between Broadway & 8 Ave) New York, NY 10036
Subway: N, Q, R to 57th St; 1 to 50th St
Sun & Mon 10am-6pm Tues – Sat 10am – 8pm
All Roundabout Theatre Company venues are accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities.
Fully accessible on both the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels
There is a wheelchair accessible restroom