Colombian Actor John Leguízamo to Produce an Album with La Fania. The production will be a compilation of songs from the Fania Recordings catalog that were popular when the actor was growing up, and will accompany the upcoming Broadway run of Leguizamo’s latest solo show, Ghetto Klown. Fania is the leading salsa record label in the U.S.
Ghetto Klown is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
“I am honored to be able to collaborate with the legendary label and re-visit all my favorite classics,” Leguizamo said in a statement. “It is a dream to create my own compilation with the songs I grew up with and were inspiration for all my shows.”
Performances of the show will begin February 21st, ahead of a grand opening scheduled for March 22.