No one likes to share the spotlight, particularly because the other lighting guys always give it back with peanut butter smeared on the switch. Watch someone command the limelight with this GrouponLive deal.
- $44 for one G-Pass to see John Leguizamo in Ghetto Klown (up to $73.81 value)
- When: Saturday, September 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Chicago Theatre
- Seating: main floor
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
John Leguizamo in Ghetto Klown
As one of the harder working people in showbiz, John Leguizamo has illuminated more than 100 film-and-TV appearances with his feisty fast-talking persona. But despite his silver- and small-screen ubiquity, it's his masterfully controlled one-man shows that have made him the winner of numerous Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. In past performances such as Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix... A Love Story, he kept audiences and critics in stitches between heart-murmuring moments of poignancy. And in Ghetto Klown, the latest to make its way from Broadway to HBO to Chicago, he shares a semiautobiographical tour through the highest highs and lowest lows of his showbiz career.
Unleashing what the New York Times calls "his sharpest material," Leguizamo zips, zings, and boomerangs across the stage through one humorous, deeply personal story after another. Directed by Academy Award–winner Fisher Stevens, Ghetto Klown, according to the performer, "is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wikileaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”
The Chicago Theatre
The beaming vertical letters of "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theatre, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story-high, 3,600 seat auditorium, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes give audiences visual overtures before every show.
As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America's first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared "The Wonder Theatre of the World." Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world's most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.