John Leguizamo in the off-Broadway production of Latin History for Morons.
John Leguizamo in the off-Broadway production of Latin History for Morons.
(© Joan Marcus)

UPDATE: The Wednesday, October 25 performance of Latin History for Morons has been canceled due to writer/performer John Leguizamo's ongoing illness. Performances are currently scheduled to resume on Thursday, October 26.


Broadway's Latin History for Morons has canceled Tuesday night's performance due to illness on the part of its star, John Leguizamo. Performances are scheduled to resume at Studio 54 on Wednesday night. Ticket holders should go to their point of purchase for refunds or exchanges.

Latin History for Morons began previews on October 19 and has an opening night is set for November 15. Directed by Tony Taccone, the show comes to Broadway following coproductions at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Public Theater.

Inspired by the near-total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Latin History for Morons is Leguizamo's frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into an irreverent and concise history lesson.

The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design), and Bray Poor (original music and sound design).

For tickets and more information, click here.