Daphne Rubin-Vega to Join Off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA, 6/3
Los Monólogos de la Vagina, now in an unprecedented Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home, today announced that Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will guest star in Eve Ensler's ground breaking show for three weeks only, from June 3- 22 during the show's limited engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).
She will be joined by Maria Cellario and Flor de Liz Perez.
Kate del Castillo, Angélica María, and Angélica Vale continue through June 1. Mexican director Jaime Matarredona helms the production.
Panamanian born Daphne Rubin-Vega is perhaps best known for her Tony/Drama Desk-nominated roles as Mimi in Rent and Conchita in Anna in the Tropics, both Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway shows. She also memorably reprised on Broadway the roles of Magenta in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fantine in Les Miserables, and Stella in the first multi-racial Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Selected Off B'way: Nurse in CSC's Romeo and Juliet, Blood from a Stone, Two Sisters and a Piano, Gum. Selected TV & Film credits: "Smash," Jack Goes Boating (Independent Spirit Award nomination), "Sex and the City," Wild Things, Flawless. Ms. Rubin-Vega is recognized for her singing as much as her acting. She was a member of the girl group Pajama Party; whose single "Yo No Se" was number One on the Billboard dance charts. They made two albums on Atlantic Records before Daphne began writing and recording solo singles for the indie dance label Maxi. DRV, as she likes to be known with her band, produced, performed and primarily wrote "Redemption Songs" (Sh-K-Boom) and has contributed to various musical projects, including her notorious version of "Feliz Navidad" for Broadway Cares and her club smash cover of "Rocketman". She is now completing her musical autobiography, entitled The Frequently Unanswered Questions (FUQs). In 2005, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Kean University. "Dr." Rubin-Vega was born in Panama and raised in New York City where she lives with her husband and son.
MARIA CELLARIO. Broadway: The Royal Family with Rosemary Harris and Hedda Gabler with Kate Burton. She was seen this season at the Manhattan Theatre Club, understudying Blythe Danner. Off Broadway: Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, The Flea, The Lion, and many more. Regional: Alexandros (Laguna Beach Playhouse), Poetry Of Pizza (Virginia Stage Co.), Huntington Theatre and many more. Film: Chasing Butterflys, My Fathers Will, Fools Rush In, Children Of A Lessor God, Without A Trace, etc. TV: "Cold Case," "Law And Order," "NYPD Blue," "ER," "Now And Again" and many soaps. Maria was born in Argentina.
FLOR DE LIZ PEREZ is honored to be joining the Vagina Monologues! In NY, she has been seen in the world premiere of In the Time of the Butterflies (Repertorio Español, dir. Jose Zayas), and is an associate artist with Theatre 167 and the NY Neo-Futurists. Regionally, she was last seen in the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's The House that will not Stand (Berkeley Rep and Yale Rep, dir. Patricia McGregor) and has performed at Two River Theater and PlayMakers Repertory. Film: The House That Jack Built (dir. Henry Barrial). TV credits include: "The Good Wife." www.flordelizperez.com.
Los Monólogos de la Vagina is produced by Morris Gilbert and Federico González Compeán, producers of the long-running Mexico City production of Los Monólogos de la Vagina and two of the most prominent and prolific producers of Spanish language theatre in the world. The production is modeled after the current Mexico City production, now in its 14th year. Los Monólogos de la Vagina is performed by a revolving cast and a portion of each ticket sold will go directly to benefit V-Day, the global activist movement founded by Eve Ensler whose mission is to end violence against women.