Direct from Broadway, John Leguizamo's "Ghetto Klown", directed by Fisher Stevens, opens for fifteen performances only from September 30 to October 16 at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. The press opening is October 2 at 5 pm.
Leguizamo said, "I love that all my peoples are showing up to witness the latest chapter of my life on stage; I want to keep this show open until I've messed up my 10 year old son enough for him to be my understudy."
Conceived and performed by Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo and directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, "Ghetto Klown"is presented by Westbeth Entertainment.
Tickets go on sale on Sunday, July 31 at 10 am at tix.com or call 800-595-4849.
"Ghetto Klown" is the next chapter in John Leguizamo's popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the 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, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters who have populated his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career 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
Westbeth Entertainment, Arnold Engelman - President, is a producing/promoting organization that has successfully and consistently produced critically acclaimed, financially successful, groundbreaking entertainment for 30 years. From Eddie Izzard to Billy Connolly, Mike Myers to Lewis Black, Wigfield to Hedwig, and The Family Guy to Tenacious D, WestBeth has been the creative catalyst, partner and producer of some of the most innovative productions across the nation. WestBeth is presently represented on Broadway with John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN at the Lyceum Theatre. WestBeth will also be promoting Eddie Izzard's STRIPPED TO THE SHORE at Shoreline in San Jose and STRIPPED TO THE BOWLat the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Recent productions include Eddie Izzard's January 2010 US Arena Tour - THE BIG INTIMACY TOUR, AN EVENING WITHOUT MONTY PYTHON directed by Eric Idle and BT McNicholl, Eddie Izzard's sold out 34 city 2008 American Tour STRIPPED, as well as Billy Connolly's TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG (North American Tour); and Lewis Black's NOTHING SACRED (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall), and the four month Off-Broadway run of STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG in New York City. Please visit www.westbethent.com for more information.