Latin History for Morons Becomes a Broadway Hit
John Leguizamo's solo show is the first play to recoup its capitalization this season.
The producers of Latin History for Morons announced that it has become the first play this season to recoup its capitalization, within the first 15 weeks of its limited run at Studio 54. The show is running through Sunday, February 25.
Directed by Tony Taccone, Latin History for Morons comes to Broadway following coproductions at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Public Theater. Inspired by the near-total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, the show details 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).