John Leguizamo’s Broadway smash GHETTO KLOWN will play Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th at 8pm at the SHN Orpheum Theatre. Directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, GHETTO KLOWN is Leguizamo’s fifth one man-show and played to sold out audiences on Broadway.
On Broadway, the New York Times said that Ghetto Klown was ”hilarious and irresistible - Leguizamo has the energy of a 12 year old who just downed a Red Bull and a jumbo package of Twinkies as he bops, boogies and break-dances across the stage re-living his rollicking subway ride of life from obscurity to celebrity in Hollywood and New York."
Conceived and performed by Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo, GHETTO KLOWN is presented by WestBeth Entertainment, Daveed D. Frazier and Nelle Nugent.
GHETTO KLOWN is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and uninhibited tradition of his Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80’s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Leguizamo explains, “GHETTO KLOWN is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would NEVER want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wikileaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”
GHETTO KLOWN was showcased in earlier incarnations in cities including Philadelphia, New Haven, Santa Fe, Louisville, La Jolla, Berkeley, Toronto, and at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 22nd at 10:00 am.Tickets range from $40-$95. Tickets available through shnsf.com, SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 and at SHN Theatre Box Offices.