Photo: John Leguizamo 'Ghetto Klown' Play
‘Tales From a Ghetto Klown’ which profiles award-winning actor and playwright John Leguizamo’s rise to success and his struggles to mount his latest one-man show on Broadway and beyond will premiere on PBS this summer. .
The program premieres Friday, July 13 at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL.
Starting with a survey of his Colombian and “NuyoRican” roots and building to his high-profile career in Hollywood, Leguizamo bares his soul (as do his colleagues, family members and celebrity friends) in this behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the industry’s most versatile actors. After the Broadway success of his latest show, Ghetto Klown, Leguizamo goes on the road to his native Colombia and performs it in Spanish.
The film is currently seeking support of fans via Kickstarter: ‘We aim to complete the film in the next few months with the highest quality standards possible. The film has been offered the opportunity to premiere on PBS this summer, but need support to make it happen.