Latinologues BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    October 13, 2005
    Closing:
    December 31, 2005

    Theater: Helen Hayes Theatre / 240 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Latinologues, an award-winning comedy about life in America, makes its Broadway debut. The show that has been a favorite across the nation for years. Cheech Marin directs this collection of comedic and poignant monologues, performed in English, revealing the Latino experience in America. Latinologues was created and written by Rick Najera, one of America's leading comedy writers with MAD TV and In Living Color among his credits. Najera performs along with Eugenio Derbez, Rene Lavan, Jaime Camil, and Shirley A. Rumierk; they take on everything from beauty pageants to immigration, shattering Latino stereotypes with hilarious results.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Latinologues

    Skewering the Strengths and Stereotypes of Latino Life

    Charles Isherwood

    October 14, 2005: Come back, Jackie Mason! All is forgiven! In recent seasons, Mr. Mason has been the go-to guy for ethnic humor on Broadway, but he's observing a well-deserved season sabbatical for now. Taking up residence at the Helen Hayes Theater, where he recently held court, is "Latinologues," a comic revue allowing audiences of Hispanic extraction to indulge in the kind of exuberant self-mockery that Mr. Mason's Jewish audiences delight in. Naturally, the alien tribe gets strafed with a stray punch line, too, although this time around the goys are called gringos.

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