John Leguizamo News

Date Of Birth:
July 22, 1964 (50)
Birth Place:
COLOMBIA
Gender:
Male
Content Picks up International Sales Rights to Sci-Fi Thriller 400 DAYS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

It was announced today that Content Film, the worldwide sales arm of Content Media Corporation Ltd., has acquired international sales rights to the high concept sci-fi thriller 400 DAYS, starring Caity Lotz (THE MACHINE, THE PACT, ARROW), Brandon Routh (SUPERMAN RETURNS, ARROW), Dane Cook (GOOD LUCK CHUCK, DAN IN REAL LIFE) and Ben Feldman (CLOVERFIELD, FRIDAY THE 13th, MAD MEN). (more...)

CREATURES OF HABIT World Premiere to Play Dixon Place, 10/3-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dixon Place will present a world premiere of Creatures of Habit, choreographed by Jonathan Royse Windham to original music composed by Daniel Kazemi. Mr. Windham was recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." Creatures of Habit will play for three weekends beginning Friday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $12 for students and seniors. For tickets for all performances at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street), call 212.219.0736 or go to www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO to Begin Performances Next Month at The Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO beginning September 12th, with the Opening Night set for Tuesday, September 16th at The Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Kick Off New Philly ¡En Vivo! Concert Series with Calle 13, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Kimmel Center launches Philly ¡En Vivo! concert series with Calle 13, winner of a record-breaking 19 Latin Grammy awards and two Grammys. Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13, features brothers Rene Perez Joglar a/k/a "Residente" and Eduardo Cabra Martinez a/k/a as "Visitante", mixing social and political messaging in an eclectic, genre defying performance that seamlessly blends Afro-Latin funk, hip-hop, rock and reggae. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Robert Clohessy!
by Ken Womble - Aug 22, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Robert Clohessy! (more...)

DISNEY/ABC Announce 2014-16 Directing Program Participants
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) announces the selection of ten directors and two alternate directors who will participate in the 2014-16 Disney/ABC Directing Program. (more...)

Portraits of 19 Newsmaking Baby Boomers To Be Displayed in New Newseum Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug.12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On Sept. 26, 2014, the Newseum will open its newest exhibit, 'The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,' featuring 19 large-format portraits of influential baby boomers one born each year of the baby boom, from 1946 to 1964. Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ('The Black List,' 'The Latino List' and 'The Out List') chose as his subjects boomers who reflect the depth, diversity and talent of their generation. The exhibit, created in partnership with AARP, will be on display at the Newseum through July 5, 2015. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: WEST SIDE STORY - Broadway, Movie, Remake?
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 08, 2014

Today, in honor of Steven Spielberg's admission this week that he is contemplating a big screen remake of it, we salute one of the most high profile musicals ever written, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment Announce the Release of Ice Age Adventures for Smartphones and Tablets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

PARIS, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Joel & More Among PBS's THE BOOMER LIST; Check Out Documentary Preview!
by TV News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Below, check out the full list of 19 iconic boomers -- one born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964 -- featured in filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new documentary American Masters: The Boomer List (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Presents Filmmaker/Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' New Documentary, The Boomer List, Premiering Nationwide Tuesday, Septembe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomersone born each year of the baby boom: (more...)

David Cale to Present New Works in CUZ I JUST GOT TO BE ME...FREE This Fall at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Dixon Place presents new work every month -- theater, puppetry, performance and visual art, music, dance and literature -- at all stages of development. This Fall, Dixon Place will present new-works-in-progress written and performed by current Artist-in-Residence David Cale. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at John Leguizamo, Billy Joel, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers-one born each year of the baby boom-including New Age guru Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), author Amy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963). Click below for a sneak preview of the documentary! (more...)

Billy Crystal, Kevin Spacey & More Nomiated for United Solo's Special Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The world's largest solo theatre festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this upcoming season, with over 130 solo productions set to be presented at Theatre Row on 42nd Street between September 18 - November 23, 2014. In addition to its rich and diverse programming, the Festival recognizes artists of significant achievements in the solo theatre. This year's list of nominees for the United Solo Special Award includes: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/14 - PHOENIX Rises, GHETTO KLOWN in the Park, Hall, Pinkham & Seibert in Concert and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins tonight at Cherry Lane, John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN comes to Central Park, and three concerts highlight Broadway talent this evening at 42West, Joe's Pub and 54 Below! (more...)

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Plays Tonight as Part of SummerStage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tonight, July 28 at 8 PM, John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown, directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment, will take the stage at Central Park and runs thorugh August 2, 2014 as part of this year's SummerStage lineup. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

John Leguizamo and More Set for SummerStage's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

City Parks Foundation announces the 2014 season of SummerStage, New York's largest free performing arts festival, bringing over 100 free performances to 14 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and World music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception twenty-nine years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. The festival runs now through August 24th. (more...)

COMMUNITY's Ken Jeong Boards RIDE ALONG 2
by Movies News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Following the success of their hit comedy Ride Along, which has earned just over $120 million worldwide since its release last month, Universal Pictures is bringing back Ice Cube and Kevin Hart for Ride Along 2. (more...)

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