Latin History for Morons

John Leguizamo is shown wearing a fake mustache, big hat and bullets slung across his chest.

Show Details

Performance Schedule


Run Dates

October 17, 2017 - February 25, 2018

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Running Time

2:0 hrs

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Show Description

JOHN LEGUIZAMO returns to Broadway!

A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Rep. Endless critical and audience acclaim. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, standing at the head of the class in his one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons.

When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great minds of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3000 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.


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October 17, 2017 - February 25, 2018

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Theatre Details


Studio 54
254 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

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Public Transportation

By Subway: N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Theatre is wheelchair accessible on the Orchestra level only. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only.

Seating: 920

Entrance: No steps into theatre from sidewalk.

Restroom: On mezzanine level

Assisted Listening System: Infrared Listening Devices are available

Reviews (3)

While it whirls together autobiography, comedy and social commentary, the show is fast-paced, funny, foul-mouthed, insightful and, on the down side, occasionally cringe-worthy. That’s how this self-proclaimed Mambo Mouth rolls." 

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Plenty of plays are tackling issues of system failure, miseducation, and underrepresentation with dogged earnestness. And while the sprightly Latin History for Morons — now playing at Studio 54 in a transfer from its joint premieres at Berkeley Rep and the Public — has its fair share of sincerity, it’s also got a leg up on some of its fellow pieces of sociopolitical theater: the unmistakable, irresistible sense of humor of its creator and star.

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But Leguizamo, I realized on this second viewing, also has a personal and more immediate agenda, which is to prove himself a good enough role model for his son, who is suffering both the universal tribulations of early adolescence and the specific cruelties offered at the hands of bully bigots-in-training. The conclusion of this rich entertainment isn’t what you expect – Leguizamo’s genius rests in part in his ability to continually surprise us – which makes it all the more satisfying.

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