Judy Reyes, Ana Maria Polo & Andrea Legarreta to Join Cast of LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA this Summer
Los Monólogos de la Vagina, now in an acclaimed and unprecedented Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home, today announced the production's summer of stars at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).
The groundbreaking production of Eve Ensler's beloved show welcomes ALMA Award winner Judy Reyes ("Devious Maids," "Scrubs") to the stage for four weeks only (June 24 - July 20); host of the Emmy Award-nominated "Caso Cerrado" Ana Maria Polo for three weeks only (July 22 - July 27, August 5 - August 17); and Mexican actress Andrea Legarreta ("Hoy") for one week only (July 29 - August 3). As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will guest star for three weeks only (June 3- 22).
Kate del Castillo, Angélica María, and Angélica Vale continue now through June 1. Mexican director Jaime Matarredona helms the production.
Effective June 3 the production will make complimentary English translation headsets available to audience members.
JUDY REYES is a multiple ALMA award winning and Imagen Award nominated actress currently starring as Zoila Diaz in Lifetime's hit series "Devious Maids." Best known for her role as the sassy, no-nonsense nurse Carla Espinosa on the hit comedy series "Scrubs," Reyes' other television credits include a recurring role on the acclaimed HBO series "Oz", and roles on "The Sopranos," "Third Watch," "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order," among others and was most recently nominated for her work in the film Gun Hill Road. Reyes began her career in independent film and theatre and was a founding member of the Labyrinth Theater Company along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Rockwell, John Ortiz and Lauren Vélez. The multidimensional Reyes is also an executive producer to the new animated children's series "La Golda", starring an orphaned heroine who leads social causes across the world.
ANA MARIA POLO. Born in Habana, Cuba, Dr. Ana Maria Polo is a lawyer and the host of renowned Telemundo show "Caso Cerrado," a program highlighting lawsuits and legal situations, currently considered the most successful court show in Spanish-language television. Polo, who is recognized as one of Hispanic television's most prestigious personalities within the United States and abroad, has been honored with several awards, including a National Daytime Entertainment Emmy nomination. In 2011 she was honored with the prestigious Mike Leland Award to honor people and organizations within the world of communications that demonstrate humanitarian commitment. That same year she was named the first Hispanic ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer and is currently involved in several issues important to her such as human rights and discrimination.
ANDREA LEGARRETA is a legend of Mexican TV, film and radio, hosting "Hoy," the number one TV show for over 14 years. For two consecutive years she received the Reader's Digest Award as the most reliable TV host. Telenovelas include "Vivan Los Niños!," "Mi segunda Madre," "Simplemente Maria," "La sombra del otro," y "Una luz en el camino." Other TV: "Sabado Gigante," "Asi es mi casa," "Aquí entre dos." Films include Ladrones de tumbas, Nada que ver, La segunda noche. Theatre includes Los Monólogos... (original Mexico City cast, Best Actress Award), Don Juan Tenorio Clásico, and The Full Monty (Musical Revelation Heraldo Award).
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.
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