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Kiss My Aztec! - 2019 - San Diego, CA (Regional)

When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, "Hell, no!"

This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo, last seen at the Playhouse in his acclaimed one-man show Latin History for Morons. Featuring a fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue and rap, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates and commemorates Latinx culture in an uproarious new musical.

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La Jolla Playhouse

(La Jolla, CA)
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The world premiere of Kiss My Aztec! is currently running at La Jolla Playhouse through October 13th following a previous run at Berkeley Rep. Get a first look at clips below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Wesleyan Universitya??'s a??Theater Departmenta?? presents a??'Re-Evaluating the Ground on Which We(s) Stand(s): An Evening of August Wilson with Broadway's Crystal Dickinson and Brandon Dirden,' on a??Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:30pm on Zoom. Registration is required for access to this free virtual event.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The world premiere of Kiss My Aztec! is currently running at La Jolla Playhouse following a previous run at Berkeley Rep.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 11, 2019
KISS MY AZTEC! is both a title and sassy reply in this revisionist musical tale about the Aztecs, and all those uninvited Spaniards that keep arriving and offers an entertaining, and energetic spoof on Latinx history now playing at The La Jolla Playhouse.
by Matthew Blank - Oct 8, 2019
With a successful Berkeley world premiere under its belt, the new musical Kiss My Aztec! headed to the southern end of California for a late summer run at the famed La Jolla Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Broadway for Biden's all-star virtual fundraiser In Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation is now available to watch on the NowThis YouTube page and Broadway for Biden's Facebook through Wednesday, November 4. The concert originally streamed on Wednesday, October 21.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is offering its first Fall Musical Theatre Training Program for young people ages 9-18 years of age. Students of all experience levels are welcome for this 5-class program, where they will be coached in musical theater performance and technique by some of the industry's leading professional artists & educators.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Broadway for Biden’s all-star virtual fundraiser In Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation streams tonight, Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00pm EST. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2020
The election is right around the corner, and Broadway is showing up to the party. Countless artists have already raised their voices to call for change and inspire people around to world to vote... and they aren't finished yet. Check out some of the most anticipated upcoming events that combine the Broadway stars you love with the most important issues on the moment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Broadway for Biden has announced updates for upcoming fundraiser In Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation. The one-night only virtual event will bring Broadway together to celebrate hope and benefit the Biden Victory Fund.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the fifteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Angela Sclafani & Benjamin Velez. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Kate Baldwin on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The WOW Agency and Center Theatre Group today announced that Tony Award winner John Leguizamo's one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is the highest grossing solo play in Ahmanson Theatre history. Presented by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre, the 40 performance engagement from September 5 a?" October 20 in Los Angeles grossed nearly $3.7 million in sales and was seen by over 55,000 patrons.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
 Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share events with audiences worldwide each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
On The Quays is celebrating coming out while staying in!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of the Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Awards. Khiyon Hursey is the recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Award. Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Julia Meinwald, and Benjamin Velez are the first multiple honorees of the Thom Thomas Award
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2020
In lieu of a ceremony, 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Benjamin Velez shares what this grant means to him in a virtual acceptance speech.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out today's highlights from over the weekend, from stars including the kids of Fun Home, Ethan Slater, Leslie Odom, Jr., Ashley Park, and more!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020
John Leguizamo and Joel Perez, and the cast of La Jolla Playhouse's Kiss My Aztec! have posted a video of them performing 'The Social Distancing Song.'
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre presents House of Joy, the fifth show in the theatre's 44th season. The production, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Sam Woodhouse, the theatre's Artistic Director, and Arpita Mukherjee, will run March 5 - 29, 2020, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre presents House of Joy, the fifth show in the theatre's 44th season. The production, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Sam Woodhouse, the theatre's Artistic Director, and Arpita Mukherjee, will run March 5 - 29, 2020, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre.
by Matthew Blank - Jul 16, 2019
Maria-Christina Oliveras takes us through her involvement with the world premiere musical KISS MY AZTEC!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that over $40,000 was raised via donations from audience members during the past two weeks of its latest show, Kiss My Aztec! The two nonprofit organizations that will benefit from the donations are RAICES, which promotes justice by providing free legal services to immigrants on the Texas-Mexico border, and Border Angels, which provides similar services on the California-Mexico border.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Check out Joe's Pub lineup for the Under the Radar festival featuring new and experimental work from Rizo (fka Lady Rizo), Lucy McComick, Daniel J. Watts, and Ryan J. Haddad. Rounding out the week is Kittel & Co, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Jean-Michel Blais, Rev Billy, a very fun showcase from DANCE NOW, Nellie McKay, Aditya Prakash, Damien Sneed, William Prince, Xenia França, Luis Enrique and, as always, a ton more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic a young group of BIPOC artists came together to incorporate a nonprofit in San Diego, California.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the cast and creative team for House of Joy, the fifth show in the theatre's 44th season. The production, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Sam Woodhouse, the theatre's Artistic Director, and Arpita Mukherjee, will run March 5 a?' 29, 2020, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre, with previews March 5 a?' 10 and press opening on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
This winter and spring, Joe's Pub a?" a program and venue of The Public Theater a?" is honoring new voices in musical theater through a variety of shows. From Broadway performers in concert to new musicals presented in the concert setting, there's something for every fan of musicals happening this season. Audiences are invited to celebrate the art of musical theater in non-conventional yet intimate ways with returning artists and new faces alike at Joe's Pub.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the cast and creative team for House of Joy, the fifth show in the theatre's 44th season. The production, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Sam Woodhouse, the theatre's Artistic Director, and Arpita Mukherjee, will run March 5 – 29, 2020, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre, with previews March 5 – 10 and press opening on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the fifteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Angela Sclafani & Benjamin Velez. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Kate Baldwin on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Stay home, stay warm, and stay cozy! Spend a cozy afternoon of holiday music with On The Quays with 'Still Home...For The Holidays with On The Quays' - an old fashioned holiday special for the very modern Zoom world.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
Hanukkah 2021 is gonna be LIT! A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! The Musical isn’t just “A Christmas Carol for Jews”—it’s an irreverent and heartfelt musical comedy that celebrates being the best version of oneself in pursuit of making the world a kinder place.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
La Jolla Playhouse has released a new song, “I Miss the Spray,” written by Benjamin Velez and David Kamp (Kiss My Aztec!). The video features Broadway/LJP veterans Raymond L. Lee , Storm Lever, Joél Pérez and Allison Spratt Pearce.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2020
Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the statewide shelter in place mandate, Berkeley Repertory Theatre is moving its annual OVATION gala online. The OVATION gala premieres today at https://app.mobilecause.com/e/LYFpiQ?vid=6myzh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share events with audiences worldwide each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Broadway talent is storming social media promoting Trevor Bachman's new musical FARMED: A Live Podcast Album.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share events with audiences worldwide each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2021
Write Out Loud has announced an exciting panel of adjudicators for this year’s contest! Jay Adana (The Woodsman), Brandon “Blue” Hamilton (Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never), Tom Kitt (Next To Normal), Joriah Kwamé (Little Miss Perfect), Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family), and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share events with audiences worldwide each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM.