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John Leguizamo appears in rehearsals for Ghetto Klown in this photo posted on the shows official Facebook page on Sept. 29, 2010. - Provided courtesy of facebook.com/GhettoKlown

John Leguizamo to return to Broadway with 'Ghetto Klown'

12/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

John Leguizamo is set to return to Broadway with "Ghetto Klown," a one-man stage show about his life, in February 2011.

The 46-year-old actor has starred in movies such as "Moulin Rouge!" and "Super Mario Bros" and voiced Sid the sloth in the animated "Ice Age films. He won an Emmy for a television production of his stage monologue "Freak," which appeared on Broadway in 1998, and earned Tony nominations for solo shows "Sexaholix" and "Freak."

"At last, we can make the announcement - John Leguizamo is returning to Broadway! 'Ghetto Klown', directed by Fisher Stevens, starts February 21 at the Lyceum Theatre," a message on the show's Facebook page said.

"Ghetto Klown" depicts highlights from Leguizamo's professional life, from his "adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theater scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars," Playbill reported.

The production will run for three months. It will debut at the Lyceum Theatre on February 21 and open officially on March 22. In the weeks beforehand, Leguizamo will perform in a "Ghetto Clown" preview show, called "John Leguizamo Warms Up," in Chicago.

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