Showing posts with label JOHN LEGUIZAMO. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TRIBECA NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE OF 'CHEF'

Oliver Platt



John Leguizamo



Emjay Anthony



Sofia Vergara



Sofia Vergara along with Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo, attended the New York Premiere of 'Chef' at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC in New York City.



Monday, August 27, 2012

CHERRY LANE HAS 10 EXTRAODINARY ARTISTS

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2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL

BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT CHERRY LANE
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John Leguizamo




Whoopi Goldberg
THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL begins Friday, September 14th at The Cherry Lane Theatre/Mainstage, 38 Commerce Street, NYC, with 10 solo plays and musicals written and performed by 10 extraordinary artists. This second AFO season, which continues through September 30, features the World Premieres of Alice Eve Cohen’s “WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW” based on her bestselling memoir, and “THE PURPOSE PROJECT” by Elizabeth Van Meter; and the NY Premiere of Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan’s new solo piece “FRUIT FLY.” AFO Festival directors include Lynne Taylor-Corbett, BD Wong and Colman Domingo. With solo icons Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo and Lily Tomlin on its Advisory Board, the AFO Theater Festival’s mission is to present the next generation of solo voices. The Festival offers two performances of each of the 10 plays plus 8 solo workshops with Advisory Board members Nilaja Sun, Gretchen Cryer, Matt Hoverman, Deb Margolin and Lynne Taylor-Corbett among others; a special master class with Leslie Jordan, AFO Advisor and 2012 AFO performer; and panels covering topics such as entering festivals, marketing, producing, and contracting for solo shows. The AFO Theater Festival will also present. works in development and talk-back audience sessions after every performance. Nilaja Sun will lead a special Mentoring Program for high school students.



The 2012 AFO Theater Festival performance schedule September 14 through 30 is: Wednesday-Sundays at 7 PM; Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM and 4:30 PM. All performances, panels and workshops in the 2012 AFO Theater Festival will be at The CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce Street, NYC.



Regular Seats: $25, Student Rush: $15, Senior Citizen: $20, Group Discount (10+): $15, Festival Pass (1 ticket to a performance of each show): $200



Buy tickets online at www.afofest.org/tickets or call Ovation Tix at (212) 352-3101. Tickets for all performances will also available for purchase at The Cherry Lane Box Office, 38 Commerce Street, one hour prior to performance.



The 10 solo plays and musicals written and performed by the authors in the

 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL




 Jennifer S. Jones



APPEARANCE OF LIFE by Jennifer S. Jones A riveting thriller set in Buenos Aires in 1976 about an upper class woman who becomes radicalized when her daughter is ‘disappeared’ by the Argentine junta. Directed by Jessica Lefkow

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 7pm & Sunday, Sept. 23 @ 4:30pm



ASKING FOR IT by Joanna Rush If you had a strict Catholic upbringing, ran off to pursue a dancing career in NYC, and were sexually assaulted by a ‘helpful stranger’ you meet at Port Authority Bus Terminal…were you just ‘asking for it’?

Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Friday, September 14 @ 7pm & Saturday, September 22 @ 2pm




 Aizzah Fatima



DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE by Aizzah Fatima Sex, politics and religion collide as six Pakistani-American women air their dirty lingerie.

Directed by Erica Gould

Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 4:30pm & Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 7pm



FRUIT FLY by Leslie Jordan Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan asks, “Do gay men become their mothers?”

Directed by David Galligan NEW YORK PREMIERE

Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 7pm & Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 7pm




 Carlo D'Amore



NO PAROLE by Carlo D’Amore From Peru to the streets of NY, the struggle between a con-artist Mother and her trusting son who tries to save her from her self-destructive habits of lying and stealing.

Directed by Colman Domingo

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 7pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 4:30pm



THE PURPOSE PROJECT: THAO’S LIBRARY by Elizabeth Van Meter Video and live performance combine to tell the story of a woman who finds meaning building a library in rural Vietnam.

Directed by Joe Ricci WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday, Sept. 23 @ 2pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 7pm




Cindy Cheung 


SPEAK UP CONNIE by Cindy Cheung “Nice Chinese girl" Cindy learns to speak up - as an Asian American, an actor and a daughter in this ukulele musical.

Directed by BD Wong

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 2pm & Sunday, Sept. 23 @ 7pm



WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW by Alice Eve Cohen Alice has an emergency CAT scan for an abdominal tumor, but is stunned to learn the bulge in her belly is not a tumor at all - she is 6 months pregnant!

Directed by Elizabeth Margid WORLD PREMIERE

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 4:30pm & Friday, Sept. 28 @ 7pm




Debra Barsha 


A WOMB WITH A VIEW Award-winning composer Debra Barsha’s rollicking musical about a Lesbian couple’s quest for a baby

Directed by Frank Ventura

Sunday, September 16 @ 2pm & Friday, September 21 @ 7pm



YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT?! by Mary Lou Shriber An original musical about an actress who never intended to be a nurse.

Directed by Joe Ricci

Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 7pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 2pm



The AFO Workshops, with a fee of $85 each, are:

Jump Starting Your Personal Narrative/Jennifer S. Jones

Wednesday, September 19 2:30-5:45pm



Tell Your Story: The Art of the Autobiographical Solo Show

Matt Hoverman Thursday, Sept 20 11am-2:15pm



Using Music in Your Solo Piece/Debra Barsha

Thursday, September 20 2:30-5:45pm



Tapping the Source: Creative Writing for Any Reason at All/Deb Margolin Friday, September 21 11am-2:15pm



Leslie Jordan



The Director/Performer Collaboration ($35.)/Leslie Jordan & David Galligan Friday, September 21 2:30-5:45pm




Alice Eve Cohen


Creating Characters From Your Life Stories/Alice Eve Cohen Thursday, September 27 11am-2:15pm



Writing for Solo Performance/Gretchen Cryer 


Thursday, September 27 2:30-5:45pm




 Joanna Rush


Making It Move: Using Movement in Your Solo Piece/Lynne Taylor-Corbett & Joanna Rush Friday, September 28 11am-2:15pm



Moment by Moment: Perfecting Your Solo Show/Nilaja Sun
Saturday, Sept. 15 11:30-1pm & Sunday, Sept. 16 11:30-1pm



The AFO Panels ($5 suggested donation) are:


Behind The Scenes of a Solo Show Sat., Sept. 22 @ 12 noon

Shannon Romines, Matt Hoverman, Cindy Cheung



Marketing your Solo Show Sun., Sept. 23 @ 12 noon
Gioia De Cari, Matt Hoverman, Rock Wilk



Festivals and You Saturday, September 29 @ 12 noon
Elena Holy,Paul Adams, Jennifer Conley Darling, Cheryl King



Producing and Contracting for your Solo show
Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12 noon

Peter Breger, Peter Ligeti, Jenni Wolfson


Michael Wolk is Executive Producer of the AFO Theatre Festival

Associate Producer Megan Kolb, and Town Square Productions as General Managers. The Advisory Board of the All for One Theater Festival includes: Daniel Beaty, Gretchen Cryer, Mike Daisey, Tovah Feldshuh, Carrie Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Hoffman, Matt Hoverman, Leslie Jordan, John Leguizamo, Deb Margolin, Jackie Mason, Dael Orlandersmith, Eva Price, Mark Rylance, Patrick Stewart, Nilaja Sun, Lily Tomlin and BD Wong.



All performances, panel and workshops in the 2012 AFO Theater Festival will be at The CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce Street, NYC (west of 7th Avenue South, 3 blocks south of Christopher Street), and accessible via the A, B, C, D, F and M trains to West 4th Street or the #1 to Christopher Street. 


Off Broadway Photos By: Carol Rosegg

Saturday, August 11, 2012

THE 2012 CHERRY LANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE

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2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL

CELEBRATES SOLO PERFORMANCES

SEPTEMBER 14 TO 30 AT CHERRY LANE THEATRE, NYC
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Lily Tomlin



John Leguizamo
THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL, September 14th to 30th at The Cherry Lane Theatre/Mainstage, 38 Commerce Street, NYC, will feature 10 solo plays and musicals written and performed by 10 extraordinary artists. With solo icons Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo and Lily Tomlin on its Advisory Board, the AFO Theater Festival’s mission is to present the next generation of vital solo voices. The Festival offers two performances of each of the 10 plays plus 8 solo workshops with Advisory Board members Nilaja Sun, Gretchen Cryer, Matt Hoverman, Deb Margolin and Lynne Taylor-Corbett among others; a special master class with Leslie Jordan, AFO Advisor and 2012 AFO performer; and panels covering topics such as entering festivals, marketing, producing, and contracting for solo shows. The AFO Theater Festival will also present. works in development and talk-back audience sessions after every performance. This second AFO season features the World Premieres of Alice Eve Cohen’s “WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW” based on her bestselling memoir, and “THE PURPOSE PROJECT” by Elizabeth Van Meter; and the NY Premiere of Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan’s new solo piece “FRUIT FLY.” AFO Festival directors include Lynne Taylor-Corbett, BD Wong and Colman Domingo. Nilaja Sun will lead a special Mentoring Program for high school students. The 2012 AFO Theater Festival performance schedule September 14 through 30 is: Wednesday-Sundays at 7 PM; Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM and 4:30 PM. All performances, panels and workshops in the 2012 AFO Theater Festival will be at The CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce Street, NYC.



Michael Wolk, Executive Producer said: “The All For One Theater Festival is a nonprofit organization presenting outstanding solo shows that inform and inspire, along with workshops and panels to promote excellence in solo theater.


 Patrick Stewart




“This year, they have LILY TOMLIN, Sir PATRICK STEWART, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, CARRIE FISHER and many other solo legends standing with us on our Advisory Board, and their message is clear: solo performance matters.”

The All For One Theater Festival launched its inaugural season on 11.11.11 – November 11, 2011 – at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City, presenting a program of 15 highly acclaimed full-length solo works plus 6 short pieces, 5 panels with leaders of solo performance, and 8 workshops led by the solo performance community’s most respected instructors. A New Works Series and an evening of excerpts were also presented.

On Wednesday, September 26th (7 to 8:30 PM) the AFO Festival Salon will present an evening of 10 minute excerpts from 8 new works by up-and-coming solo performers. This evening is open to the public with a suggested $10 donation at the door.