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Ghetto Klown - 2011 - Broadway

$29.50 - $116.50

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 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Ghetto Klown


John Leguizamo stars as 'Ghetto Klown' - New Jersey Newsroom
Devoted fans of John Leguizamo are likeliest to appreciate "Ghetto Klown," his latest solo piece, which opened Tuesday at the Lyceum Theater. As for everybody else, well, witnessing Leguizamo as he talks on and on - and on - for nearly two and a half hours regarding his well-known Latin-Queens roots and his spotty film career and his messy private life turns out to be an increasingly tiresome example of an egocentric actor getting so wrapped up in his lovely self that he forgets to be entertaining.

Ghetto Klown - The Hollywood Reporter
There's no disputing that Leguizamo knows how to command a stage. His limber physicality and bad-boy charisma, his gift for mimicry and vocal inflection, his effortless ability to inhabit multiple characters, all make him a pro at this type of confessional memoir. He tells a punchy story...But the impression this time around is of a writer-performer going through the motions, falling back somewhat lazily on a format that has worked for him in the past, rather than stretching in new directions.


 

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by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, which opened this spring for a 12 week engagement and was immediately extended at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) closes on Sunday July 10. The acclaimed production will have played 25 previews and 95 regular performances. Plans are underway for John to take the show to other U.S. cities as well as to South America where he will perform it in Spanish.
by Robert Diamond - June 27, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, which opened this spring for a 12 week engagement and was immediately extended at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) closes on Sunday July 10. The acclaimed production will have played 25 previews and 95 regular performances. Plans are underway for John to take the show to other U.S. cities as well as to South America where he will perform it in Spanish.
by Kelsey Denette - June 14, 2011
John Leguizamo, currently starring on Broadway in GHETTO KLOWN, will be a guest on THEATRETALK on Thursday June 16 at 11:30 PM on NJN-TV; on Friday June 17 at 12:30 PM on NYC- TV; and Friday June 24 at 12:30 AM on Channel 13.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 6, 2011
Named as one of its honorees, the sixth annual 'Made in NY' Awards recently met with Leguizamo to discuss New York, its audiences, and more. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2011
John Leguizamo, currently starring on Broadway in GHETTO KLOWN, will be honored at the sixth annual "Made in NY" awards on Monday June 6 at 7:30 PM at Gracie Mansion.
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2011
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver announced that they will host the sixth annual "Made in NY" Awards on June 6th at 7:30 PM at Gracie Mansion.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 3, 2011
John Leguizamo, currently starring on Broadway in GHETTO KLOWN, will be honored at the sixth annual "Made in NY" awards on Monday June 6 at 7:30 PM at Gracie Mansion.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 12, 2011
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver announced that they will host the sixth annual "Made in NY" Awards on June 6th at 7:30 PM at Gracie Mansion.
by Nicole Rosky - April 21, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, directed by Fisher Stevens, is currently playing at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Leguizamo was recently featured on 'Charlie Rose,' where he discussed his Broadway history as well as his current one-man hit, GHETTO KLOWN. Watch the entirety of Leguizamo's one-on-one interview with Charlie here.
by Nicole Rosky - April 19, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, directed by Fisher Stevens, is currently playing at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Watch Leguizamo talk with Wendy Williams about his journey to Broadway tomorrow morning on the nationally syndicated 'Wendy Williams Show,' airing in NYC on Channel 5 at 10:00 AM. The appearance will also run on Channel 9 at 5:00 PM. Click here for local listings.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 8, 2011
John Leguizamo's Broadway show GHETTO KLOWN is currently running at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street); today he and director Fisher Stevens visited WNYC Radio's Leonard Lopate Show. Lopate calls the GHETTO KLOWN 'hilarious, brash, exhilarating and yes, moving.' Listen to the interview below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 8, 2011
John Leguizamo's Broadway show GHETTO KLOWN is currently running at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 west 45th Street) and he is currently featured on WNBC TV ‘s '1st Look ' talking about the things in New York City that he can't live without.
by Ben Peltz - April 2, 2011
There aren't many concerts around where you can hear a full house go berserk at the promise of hearing Jill Eikenberry sing a number from Onward, Victoria.  Or where the mention of the name Bruce Yeko draws spontaneous applause and the audience enjoys a running gag about Lenny Wolpe.
by Pat Cerasaro - April 1, 2011
To accrue all the characters, characteristics and components of a career as diverse and varied as that of stage and screen star John Leguizamo would be near-impossible for even the most gifted performers in the galaxy. Having appeared in nearly ninety films so far in his twenty-five year career - including a musical, MOULIN ROUGE, and an adaptation of Shakespeare, ROMEO + JULIET, both for noted directed Baz Luhrmann - as well as five off-Broadway and Broadway solo shows - MAMBO MOUTH, SPIC-O-RAMA, FREAK, SEXAHOLIX and, now, GHETTO KLOWN - Leguizamo is consistently challenging himself and revealing new sides to his personality and skills as an actor and performer with his daring choices of roles and searing performances. In this comprehensive career retrospective, we cover Broadway, Hollywood and much more and we even have his first comments on his new feature film opening this weekend, THE LINCOLN LAWYER. From Todd Haynes' POISON to Brian DePalma's CASUALTIES OF WAR and CARLITO'S WAY, to Spike Lee's SUMMER OF SAM, to TO WONG FOO, SUPER MARIO BROS. and more; singing Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'; plus, stories on his recently departed co-stars Dennis Hopper (LAND OF THE DEAD) and Brittany Murphy (SPUN), and first news on the David Koresh biopic WACO co-starring Kurt Russell and Adrien Brody, and FUGLY with Radha Mitchell - Leguizamo‘s performances speak (and sing) for themselves. King, cartoon, criminal, artist, clown or klown - Leguizamo can play them all. And play them damn well, as well.
by Broadway Beat - March 23, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, directed by Fisher Stevens, opened last night Tuesday March 22 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Broadway Beat was there to celebrate opening night!
by Walter McBride - March 23, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, directed by Fisher Stevens, opened last night Tuesday March 22 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) and BroadwayWorld.com was of course there to capture the opening night arrivals!
by Walter McBride - March 23, 2011
John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, directed by Fisher Stevens, opened last night Tuesday March 22 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) and BroadwayWorld.com was of course there to capture the opening night reception!