John Leguizamo, Nipsey Hussle’s legacy and re-choreographing ‘Oklahoma!’

July 25, 2019

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Gabrielle Hamilton performs in “Oklahoma!,” John Leguizamo performs his one-man play “Latin History for Morons” and the late Nipsey Hussle performs in 2018.

Gabrielle Hamilton performs in “Oklahoma!,” John Leguizamo performs his one-man play “Latin History for Morons” and the late Nipsey Hussle performs in 2018.

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Kurt Andersen talks with John Leguizamo about his latest one-man play, “Latin History for Morons,” and his career toggling between film and theater. The revival of “Oklahoma!” took a bold approach to updating the well-known musical, including the play’s famous “Dream Ballet.” The show’s choreographer, John Heginbotham, and dancer, Gabrielle Hamilton, discuss how they took it on, while dance journalist Gia Kourlas explains how the new dance impressed her, but perplexed some theatergoers. And “What Next” podcast host Mary Harris talks with Cindy Chang, a reporter with the Los Angeles Times, about how the death of rapper Nipsy Hussle led to a cease-fire among some Los Angeles gangs.

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