Actor John Leguizamo is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking one-man shows. A new documentary traces John Leguizamo's career from Mambo Mouth, his first major break, through the development and performance of Ghetto Klown, his latest show.
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John Leguizamo and Fisher Stevens talk about “Ghetto Klown,” directed by Stevens and starring Leguizamo. The performance follows in the uncensored, uninhibited tradition of Leguizamo’s "Mambo Mouth," "Spic-O-Rama," "Freak," and "Sexaholix…a Love Story," and it takes audiences from his adolescence in Queens to the early days of his acting career in the 1980s avant-garde theatre scene to the sets of major motion pictures. “Ghetto Klown” is playing at the Lyceum Theatre through July 10.
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