John Leguizamo News

Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or online at (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart to Star in Action Comedy Film AMERICAN ULTRA
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Lionsgate has announced that production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the studio's action comedy film AMERICAN ULTRA. (more...)

First Trailer For Johansson, Cannavale, Leguizamo & More In CHEF
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

A plethora of recognizable Broadway headliners appear in the new feature film comedy CHEF from director Jon Favreau and a first trailer for the new movie is now available to view. (more...)

John Leguizamo Joins Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi have joined the cast of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's upcoming drama for Atlas Independent and Relativity International, THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD. Set to star are Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane. (more...)

AMC Ventures into Comedy, Orders Projects from John Leguizamo, Seth Rogen & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Leading into the annual Upfront season AMC – the network and brand committed to delivering rich stories and characters that provide viewers something more – announces a robust development slate including numerous scripted drama projects, its first foray into scripted comedy, “overall” talent deals, and several new unscripted series. (more...)

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Solo Special Debuts on HBO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo's fifth HBO solo special, debuts TONIGHT, MARCH 22 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show of the same name, the exclusive presentation was taped Nov. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. (more...)

Lebanese Theater Artist Rabih Mroue to Return to the US with 33 RPM AND A FEW SECONDS, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival and Performance Space 122 present the New York City premiere of 33 RPM and a Few Seconds, a brave new work by Lebanese theater artists Rabih Mroue and Lina Saneh, as part of the 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival. A multi-media theater performance devoid of actors, 33 RPM and a Few Seconds reconstructs the final moments of a life after the suicide of a young Lebanese man. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, Premiering on HBO 3/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN will premiere on Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 p.m. EST on HBO. (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Among Films Set for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel & Charles L. Kerr Named Co-Chairs of PS122's Give Performance Space Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Performance Space 122, an East Village contemporary performance hub, announces the co-chairs of their Give Performance Space campaign, which coincides with the renovation of their over 30-year home at 150 1st Avenue. Give Performance Space is a capacity campaign to launch Performance Space 122's growth as an organization with the goal of better serving the artists and audiences of New York City. The co-chairs are acclaimed actor, photographer and activist Alan Cumming; producer, writer and director Stella Schnabel and PS122 Board Vice President Charles L. Kerr, partner at international law office Morrison & Foerster. (more...)

Dave Malloy, John Leguizamo & More Receive Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 18 projects from more than 30 innovative artists for its third Summer Residency Lab. This June, as part of an extraordinary laboratory for collaboration, some of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will unite at the Theatre's campus in West Berkeley for an intense four-week period to live, dine, and create new plays together. Dozens more local and out-of-town actors and directors will join The Ground Floor process, bringing the number of artists involved close to 100. (more...)

'John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown,' Set to Debut 3/22 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

An HBO favorite returns for his fifth solo special on the network when John Leguizamo'S GHETTO KLOWN debuts SATURDAY, MARCH 22 (10:00-11:45 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Penelope Menchaca to Host Telemundo's SUELTA LA SOPA EXTRA
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Well-known TV personality Penelope Menchaca returns to Telemundo as host of “Suelta La Sopa Extra' on Sunday nights following 'Top Chef Estrellas,' the culinary competition that premiered last week, and soon, 'La Voz Kids.' The vibrant and charismatic Penelope, will bring viewers the latest developments, exclusive features, behind the scenes footage, gossip and previews of these popular Sunday programs. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez & More Set for Playing on Air Readings at BRIC House Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Playing on Air, which presents readings of short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet, inaugurates a new initiative next month. On consecutive Mondays in March, Playing on Air presents its first plays for radio broadcast taped in front of live audiences. (more...)

Kevin Hart & Ice Cube Will Return for Ride Along 2
by Movies News Desk - Feb 19, 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...)

Haley Joel Osment Joins ENTOURAGE Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The film, which features series stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven, centers on the 'usual girl-chasing and party-hopping figures into the plot, but so does the making of a big-budget Dracula movie that is to star Vinnie Chase, the hunk played by Grenier.' As of now, there's no word on Osment's character. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

E! reports that John Leguizamo will guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama THE GOOD WIFE. The comedian and Broadway vet will portray the new Cook County State's Attorney in at least one episode of the show. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by - Feb 14, 2014

Open Road Renews Ancillaries Agreement with Universal Studios Home Entertainment
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Open Road Films and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) have renewed their agreement in which Universal handles all marketing, sales and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-Through and VOD platforms of Open Road Films' theatrical titles through 2017. (more...)

EDDIE IZZARD: FORCE MAJEURE Comes to Pittsburgh, May 31 - June 1, 2014, Byham Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the U.S., visiting 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. The tour will visit Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, downtown Pittsburgh, on Saturday May 31 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $50.25 and are available at, by calling 412-456-6666, and in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Limit 6 tickets per customer. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at You can follow Eddie here. (more...)

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