Daphne Rubin-Vega News

Date of Birth: November 18, 1969 (47)
Birth Place: Panama City, PANAMA
Gender: Female
Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf TheatreJoe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After another successful return engagement earlier this year, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) for three Monday nights this season April 24, May 15 and June 12. (more...)

BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 10, 2017

Over the years, as we all orbit in the same Broadway Asian community, I got to know Ali Ewoldt and see her perform various roles, including Carrie in CAROUSEL, Tuptim in THE KING AND I, and Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS. Always happy to be supporting part of the Tribe and seeing someone who looked like me starring in these iconic shows, it became evident that Ewoldt possesses one of the most pristine soprano voices out there today. I knew that it would only be a matter of time before her next big Broadway break, and that brings us to today. She stars as Christine in the long-running mega-hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and will be making her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with FROM PHANTOM TO PHANTOM on March 12. Ahead of the show, Ewoldt was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions for us. (more...)

Stars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael GreifStars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael Greif
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that the NYTW 2017 Spring Gala will celebrate partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. The Gala will be held on Monday, May 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St., New York, NY 10036). (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 FestivalRICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Supports SAY at Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling BenefitPhoto Coverage: Broadway Supports SAY at Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling Benefit
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2017

Broadway came out last night for the Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young. Attendees included: Emily Bergl, Alex Brightman,Geneva Carr, Alexander Chaplin, Nadia Dajani, Melissa Errico, Gilbert Gottfried, Jenna Leigh Green, Mariska Hargitay, Jeremy Hays, Peter Hermann, Seth Herzog, Cady Huffman, James Monroe Iglehart, Richard Kind, Alex Lacamoire, Patrick McEnroe, Greg Naughton, Michael Oberholtzer, Kelli O'Hara, Caroline Rhea, Nicki Richards, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Frank Wood, & many more, as well as SAY kids. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Paul Rudd's All-Star SAY Bowling BenefitHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Paul Rudd's All-Star SAY Bowling Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young announced today that Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon will be the guest host at the Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter & Daphne Rubin-Vega Help Launch ART TheatresPhoto Coverage: Billy Porter & Daphne Rubin-Vega Help Launch ART Theatres
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2017

Just yesterday, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, welcomed Billy Porter to host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES, located at 502 West 53rd Street. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day, and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYCBen Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Billy Porter Helps Cut the Ribbon for ART TheatresFREEZE FRAME: Billy Porter Helps Cut the Ribbon for ART Theatres
by Walter McBride - Jan 18, 2017

Earlier today, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, welcomed Billy Porter to host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES, located at 502 West 53rd Street. (more...)

BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in BrazilBWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Jan 16, 2017

Universal, translated into more than 22 languages and presented in more than 100 cities, RENT gets a new Brazilian production with presentations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How do you count one year of your life? The winner of the 4 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Song, Best Original Score and Best Supporting Actor), RENT tells a year in the lives of eight young people who have to face the adventures and misadventures of their loves, friendships, conflicts, financial problems, sexuality and the struggle with human finitude. More than a musical, RENT is a chain of love! (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents the Premiere of RICHARD MOVE'S XXYYNew York Live Arts Presents the Premiere of RICHARD MOVE'S XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! returns to New York Live Arts as the opening performance of Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. The program will also feature Martha@... 20, a special performance marking the 20th anniversary of Move's highly acclaimed performances as Martha Graham in the Martha@... series. Performances are Wednesday, March 8, to Saturday, March 11, at 7:30pm, at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), in Manhattan. (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday SeasonMarti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Showman Marti Gould Cummings, known for his inventive blend of drag, comedy and vocal performance, will be making numerous appearances throughout Manhattan for the remainder of the year. Off the heels of his London debut, Marti will resume his weekly Monday evening appearances at midtown's Therapy, welcoming to the stage Broadway star Peter Gallagher and his Broadway songstress daughter on November 28. On December 7, Marti will help to honor George Takei as host to the Emery Award after party on December 7, and attend the 18th Annual Glam Awardson December 11, as a nominee in six categories. Lastly, the year will close with Have Yourself a Very Marti Christmas, Cummings's encore performance at 54 Below, featuring guest artists Lesli Margherita and Matt DeAngelis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELLPhoto Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford(Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Daphne Rubin-VegaExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Daphne Rubin-Vega
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Oct 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Return to The Duplex with PATTI ISSUES / BAD WITH MONEY Double BillBen Rimalower to Return to The Duplex with PATTI ISSUES / BAD WITH MONEY Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Ben Rimalower brings back his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) on Saturday, November 19th and Monday, December 19th.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATORHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Sol Project, the new New York-based theater collective raising visibility for Latinx playwrights, has received funding to support the initiative's first production, Hilary Bettis's Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with New Georges at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, November 27-December 18, 2016. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega in the Studio for La Jolla Playhouse's MISS YOU LIKE HELLSTAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega in the Studio for La Jolla Playhouse's MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). The musical features two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (RENT, Anna in the Tropics) as 'Beatriz' - click below to watch her perform a song from the show in the studio! (more...)

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