John Leguizamo Meets His Frida Kahlo-Inspired Broadway Marquee
Latin History for Morons comes to Studio 54 this fall.
John Leguizamo returns to Broadway this fall in his new solo show, Latin History for Morons. On September 26, Leguizamo watched his marquee go up outside of Studio 54, where the show begins previews October 19. Opening night is set for November 15.
Directed by Tony Taccone, Latin History for Morons comes to Broadway following coproductions at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Public Theater. 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.
The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design), and Bray Poor (original music and sound design).