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“JOHN LEGUIZAMO” Back by Popular Demand

September 9th, 2019 No comments

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latin history for morons

 

Written by and Starring JOHN LEGUIZAMO

 

Directed by Tony Taccone

 

“A funny and surprisingly poignant quest for the perfect Latino hero!” – The New York Times

 

November 29 & 30, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $49, $65, $79, $99 & $125*

Dorothea Green Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House

Part of the 2019-2020 Live at Knight Series

 

Miami, FL – September 6, 2019 – Back by popular demand! The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winner JOHN LEGUIZAMO’s (@JohnLeguizamo) one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (@LatinHistory101). Following its recent successful run at the Center this summer and a Tony-nominated hit Broadway run at Studio 54 seen by thousands, the hilarious LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will come back to the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited two-night run on November 29-30, 2019.

 

Tickets to LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS are $49, $65, $79, $99 and $125*, and will be available to Arsht Center Culturist members today at noon and to the general public beginning September 7 at 10 am. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history 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 Pitbull into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.

 

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS concluded its successful run on Broadway on February 25, 2018. The original 16-week engagement was extended an additional three weeks on opening night, November 15, 2017.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS marks theatre’s most prolific modern Latino playwright, John Leguizamo’s sixth one-man venture onto the stage, following success on Broadway with Ghetto Klown (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award), Freak (Drama Desk Award), Sexaholix…A Love Story and Off-Broadway with Mambo Mouth (Obie Award) and Spic-O-Rama (Drama Desk Award). Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak and Ghetto Klown all went on to be filmed for presentation on HBO.

Fresh off the celebrated and financially successful Broadway run with Ghetto Klown, Leguizamo began his work on LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS with acclaimed development engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Tony Taccone (Wishful Drinking, Bridge & Tunnel), the Tony-nominated production of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is written and performed by Leguizamo, featuring scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.

 

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is produced by THE WOW AGENCY, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is part of the Center’s 2019-2020 Live At Knight Series made possible with the generous support of Spirit Airlines and Café Bustelo.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

 The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County:

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit arshtcenter.org for more information.

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Signature Edition

September 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Flying in on the magic carpet and joining the Disney’s Signature Collection on Blu-ray is the fun animated film Aladdin. The film originally was released in 1992 and is still a favorite of youngsters. Whether you are a collector of the Disney treasure trove of animated classics or not, this 27 year old gem still entertains the youngest to pre-teen and young at heart. The music is very memorable and the comedy with Robin Williams as the Genie a fun adventure. Read more…

“Tone-Deaf” a Hellish Nightmare

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very brutal, the horror flick Tone-Deaf takes you into the confines of a hellish nightmare. Like most slasher films, this one follows the same formula of trapping someone in a secluded place and taunting them until the final coup de grace. The twist does make the film a bit better than some, but still just a bit above average. Read more…

“Peanut Butter Falcon” The Journey Begins

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very cool film that makes you feel good The Peanut Butter Falcon opens this weekend and it’s a charmer. It’s a fun film that takes you inside a person with Down syndrome and shows his tenacity and determination to break free from the norm to face his ambitions. Lovable, heartfelt and totally awesome, the movie opens this weekend. Read more…

“Tel Aviv on Fire” Comedy with a Twist

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Tel Aviv on Fire is a comedy of sorts that entertains with a duel story. The acting is very good and so is the direction, but the very contrived storyline is a matinee soap opera that lacks brilliance. Not my cup of tea, the movie bounces around a bit too much and if you are not aware of the ethnic differences between Israel and Palestine, it may confuse. Read more…

“A Dog’s Journey” A Fine Sequel now on Blu-ray

August 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Sweet and enjoyable, the heartfelt story of Bailey continues in A Dog’s Journey now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. The film has a lot of heart in a story of determination, persistence and love. With a great cast and crew, with a fine PG script, the film provides a good feeling for the whole family. Read more…

“Blinded by the Light” Teen View

August 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by Ian Delia

In all honesty I’d have to say that Blinded by the Light is an average movie with connections to the teenage generation. Unfortunately the first 30 minutes is full of predictable ups and downs of friendships, desires and family angst, making it a bit uneventful. The half hour intro leads you to question why one should even continue watching. Beyond that, however I did like the music, dancing and drama that followed even though it’s foreseeable and that the message will be one that’s obvious. “Be your own self and you will eventually come out of your cocoon and fly like the butterfly you choose to be”. Read more…

“Driven” Living in Overdrive

August 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

More of a drama than a comedy, the film Driven gets its title from a well-known auto designer who finds himself in deep trouble in this semi-biographical account. The story is based on true facts and if you ever wondered what happened to John DeLorean in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s to disgrace his name, here’s a cool way to find out. Read more…

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” Adventure Comedy

August 7th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very family friendly film the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold enters theaters this weekend and it’s a sure winner with children 5 to 13. The box-office revenue for the film will experience a boost with the many parents that will accompany the films audience. It’s all rightly so and I think that even the adults that are dragged in will be happily surprised at the fun and adventure the film provides. Read more…

“Blood Paradise” Dripping with Horror

July 15th, 2019 No comments

 

Sometimes you can just write down an idea, develop some dialogue, rent a camera, purchase HD recording discs, find a couple of locations, get a pretty good make-up artist, hire several out of work actors and bring them all together for a few day’s work. Take the movie Blood Paradise for instance. This little indie film has it all and makes good use of every bit of help. Most horror fans are open to anything bloody, sexy and a simple storyline and this film has all of that. In fact, the director, who by the way acts in the movie, and his co-writer, who also acts in the movie, happen to fall into the “perfect storm” of movie making. The film’s a nice piece for your library so every time you want a good laugh and forget your troubles of the day, pull out the Blu-ray and just do it. Read more…