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John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway (2018)

Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway captures John's quest to cram 3,000 years of history into 90 minutes of stage time and bring a whole new set of historical ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubén Blades ... Self
Oskar Eustis Oskar Eustis ... Self
Nelle Nugent Nelle Nugent ... Self
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Self
Mark Ruffalo ... Self
Shirley Rumierk
Tony Taccone Tony Taccone ... Self
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Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway captures John's quest to cram 3,000 years of history into 90 minutes of stage time and bring a whole new set of historical characters back to life as one man. Infused throughout the documentary is John's special brand of humor and openness. The road to his ultimate goal - his next Broadway hit - unfolds in a fun, intriguing, and poignant adventure that not only offers an intimate look into the journey of a passionate artist, but also shines a light on the rarely-told stories of Latino heroes who made their mark on America. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the one-man show taking shape, the film follows John's riveting process - from his early inspirations and research, to his first-ever comedy club tour, through workshops of the show - before culminating in performances at the historic Public Theater as he aims for a Broadway run. Along the way, John navigates the challenges of writing (and re-writing) history... Written by Diamante Content

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Brilliant. A must see for people of all ethnicities and nationalities.
12 November 2018 | by nuoptik@mac.comSee all my reviews

I'll admit, I put this on thinking it was a another Netflix stand up comedy special, looking for a laugh, and not having heard of the Broadway show. Instead it left me with a wet face - not from tears of laughter. I'm white, but that didn't make this any less pertinent or profound. I always liked John Leguizamo but after watching this he's my favourite new person. It also worth watching his Tony acceptance speech, which left me in tears also.

In this crazy messed up world it's comforting to know that there are voices out there like Leguizamo's. I related to him as a parent trying to do the best one can by his children, and as someone with great love for America even with it's F'd up history (and present).

Do yourself a favour and watch this.


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English

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16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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