NJPAC PRESENTS 'LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS'

John Leguizamo In Latin History For Morons




Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo in a live performance of his Tony-nominated hit, Latin History for Morons, as part of a Netflix special filming at NJPAC, June 28th - 30th, 2018.



A sold-out run at the Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A 2018 Tony Award nomination for best play on Broadway. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of acclaimed writer and actor John Leguizamo.



When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, Leguizamo seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history – from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it – he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. “A funny and surprisingly poignant quest for the perfect Latino hero,” writes The New York Times.



This is Leguizamo’s first appearance at NJPAC following the successful filming of his Ghetto Klown in the Victoria Theater. His other stage works include Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-Rama, Freak (Emmy and Tony award nominations), and Sexaholix … A Love Story (Tony nomination). In addition to his Tony nod for Latin History for Morons, he is being honored with a 2018 special Tony Award for his body of work as a playwright and solo artist.



Leguizamo has been featured in many films, such as To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; Moulin Rouge; Summer of Sam; and Romeo + Juliet, and is the recipient of two Obie, three Drama Desk, three Outer Critics Circle, one Emmy and six Cable ACE awards.



Please note: All performances of John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons will be filmed for television. Seating is general admission and all audience members, including those selecting the VIP package, will be directed to seats by house management based on requirements as determined by the show’s producers. The VIP ticket package will include a special VIP seating area and post-show meet and greet.



Tickets to see John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons go on sale Friday, June 1st at 10 AM. For tickets visit NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.




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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

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