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Show Summary - Latin History for Morons

John Leguizamo brings his hit from the Public Theater to Broadway. Latin History for Morons, which Ben Brantley of The New York Times called “surprisingly poignant” and “harshly funny,” was a Critics’ Pick Off-Broadway, where it ran from February to April 2017.

Now at Studio 54, Broadway audiences can enjoy this satirical history lesson about the contributions of Latinos to society. Leguizamo, who is Colombian-American, is an actor who has been performing onstage for decades, with his Obie Award winning debut in 1991’s Mambo Mouth, in which he played seven characters

In 1998, his one-man show Freak earned him several Tony Award nominations. His most recent one-man show, Ghetto Klown, played Broadway in the spring through summer of 2011. As an actor, his career also spans a wide range of film and television projects.

His film credits include Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Chef, Summer of Sam, and the Ice Age series, in which he voices the character of Sid the Sloth. As for television, his credits include House of Buggin’, ER, and The Kill Point. Latin History for Morons takes Leguizamo back to his stage roots, with an impeccably produced show that strikes the heart of both comedy and social conscience
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 10/19/17
Show Opens: 11/15/17
Show Closes: 02/25/18
Number of Performances: 7 shows per week
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Should You See Latin History for Morons On Broadway?

John Leguizamo in Latin History

What Is Latin History for Morons Like?

Latin History for Morons is a hilarious and entertaining time in the theatre, as well as an edifying experience. Set in a satirical history classroom, Leguizamo stars as a teacher as well as many of the characters about whom he teaches. He impersonates characters ranging from Aztecs and Incas, to endearing hard-of-learning Latino family members, to three fighters in a fist fight, all simultaneously embodied by Leguizamo. The show is directed by Tony Taccone, who previously directed Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking and Sarah Jones’ Bridge & Tunnel on Broadway. He has directed many shows including The Birthday Party and Execution of Justice, Serious Money and Major Barbara. The show also has music composed by Bray Poor, whose previous Broadway credits include sound design on The Glass Menagerie, The Real Thing, In the Next Room, and The American Plan.

Is Latin History for Morons Good for Kids?

Latin History for Morons is most appropriate for those over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.
  • John Leguizamo in Latin History for Morons photo by Joan Marcus
  • John Leguizamo Latin History for Morons photo by Joan Marcus
  • John Leguizamo in Latin History for Morons photo by Joan Marcus
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Cast Members:

John Leguizamo

Broadway Theatre:

Studio 54 Theatre
254 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
Roundabout Theatre Company

54th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

Studio 54 Theater Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday & Monday: 10am - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:

Latin History for Morons is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission.

Nelle Nugent
Kenneth Teaton
The Public Theater
Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
101 Productions
Advertising Representative:
Press Agent:
Polk & Co


Play - Broadway Premiere
Production Credits:
Tony Taccone (Direction)
Rachel Hauck (Scenic Design)
Alexander V. Nichols (Lighting Design)
Bray Poor (Sound Design)
John Leguizamo (Book)
Broadway Show Parking  

Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garage for the Studio 54 Theater is located at:
Quik PARK Broadway Garage
235 W 56 Street
New York, NY 10019
ICON Matinee 52
215 W 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.