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John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons Will Play Broadway

The solo show had its New York premiere at the Public Theater.

John Leguizamo starred in his solo show Latin History for Morons, directed by Tony Taccone, at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

John Leguizamo will return to Broadway this fall with his solo show Latin History for Morons at Studio 54. The work, which was first presented in 2017 as a coproduction between Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Public Theater, will begin performances October 19, with opening night set for November 15. The limited engagement continues through February 4.

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Latin History for Morons is Leguizamo's 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 an irreverent and concise history lesson. Tony Taccone directs.

The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design), and Bray Poor (original music and sound design). Latin History for Morons is produced by Nelle Nugent, Kenneth Teaton, the Public Theater, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.