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Ghetto Klown Critics’ Reviews

Ghetto Klown is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional 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.

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About Ghetto Klown

What Is the Story of GhettoKlown?
Ghetto Klown follows popular stage and screen star John Leguizamo as he recounts his life from his childhood in Queens to his rise as a Hollywood star. Leguizamo discusses his early passion for performing and recalls his days as an aspiring actor in New York City. The show examines Leguizamo’s difficult relationships with his parents as well as his romantic pursuits and offers an inside look behind the scenes of his movie career.


Critics’ Reviews (4)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"There's no doubt about [Leguizamo's] talent for storytelling. Leguizamo has an easy way with getting you involved in his life. "

Philadelphia Inquirer

Howard Shapiro

"Leguizamo knows how to command a stage. Engaging and often very funny."

The Hollywood Reporter

David Rooney

"There is beaucoup entertainment value in the performer's dead-on (and deliciously cruel) impersonations of people he has worked with over the course of a lifetime in film, theater and television. "


Marilyn Stasio

"Leguizamo's new play throbs with big laughs and deep poignancy, as well as the infectious Latin beat and manic energy that's become his signature. "

New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

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