Great Performances (1971– )

John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway 

Leguizamo prepares for his most challenging theatrical quest yet - cramming 3,000 years of Latino history into 90 minutes of stage time for his one man show.

Director:

Ben DeJesus

Writer:

John Leguizamo

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Himself
Mark Ruffalo ... Himself
Rita Moreno ... Herself
Ethan Hawke ... Himself
Nelle Nugent Nelle Nugent ... Herself - Producer
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Herself
Shirley Rumierk ... Herself
Oskar Eustis Oskar Eustis ... Himself
Tony Taccone Tony Taccone ... Himself - Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubén Blades ... Himself
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Storyline

Inspired by real life, the show begins when Leguizamo's son gets a school assignment on heroes, and Leguizamo embarks on a quest to find him a Latino hero to celebrate. In the process, he delivers an irreverent crash course in 3,000 years of buried history, with Leguizamo acting all of the characters. Along the way, he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Infused throughout the documentary is Leguizamo's special brand of humor and willingness to expose himself personally, a rare combination that has made him a unique force in American theater, from his debut show Mambo Mouth through a string of successes that include Spic-O-Rama, Freak, Sexaholix...a Love Story and Ghetto Klown. The road to his ultimate goal - making Latin History for Morons his next Broadway hit - unfolds in a cross-country adventure that not only offers an intimate look into the journey of a singular artist, but also shines a light on the rarely-told stories of Latino heroes who made their mark on ... Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Music

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Official Sites:

Official PBS site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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