june, 2018

fri29jun7:30 pmJohn Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons7:30 pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)


Event Details

A sold-out run at the Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A 2018 Tony Award nomination for best play on Broadway. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of acclaimed writer and actor John Leguizamo.

When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, Leguizamo seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history – from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it – he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. “A funny and surprisingly poignant quest for the perfect Latino hero,” writes The New York Times.

This is Leguizamo’s first appearance at NJPAC following the successful filming of his Ghetto Klown in the Victoria Theater. His other stage works include Mambo MouthSpic-o-RamaFreak (Emmy and Tony award nominations), and Sexaholix … A Love Story (Tony nomination). In addition to his Tony nod for Latin History for Morons, he was honored with a 2018 special Tony Award for his body of work as a playwright and solo artist.

Leguizamo has been featured in many films, such as To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie NewmarMoulin RougeSummer of Sam; and Romeo + Juliet, and is the recipient of two Obie, three Drama Desk, three Outer Critics Circle, one Emmy and six Cable ACE awards.

Limited VIP ticket packages available for $125: Package includes a special VIP seating area and post-show meet and greet with the artist.

Please note: All performances of John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons will be filmed for television. Seating is general admission and all audience members, including those selecting the VIP package, will be directed to seats by house management based on requirements as determined by the show’s producers.


(Friday) 7:30 pm


New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

1 Center St Newark NJ 07102