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Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's "Grease: Live"). The production is currently in previews for an extended run through June 12, with a May 15 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The cast includes Vanessa Aspillaga (LCT's Domesticated) as Daphne, Carlos Gomez (A&E's "The Glades") as Acosta, K.K. Moggie (NBC's "Mercy") as Jenn, Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Inez, Matthew Saldivar (Act One) as Pablo, Tony Award nominee Gordon Joseph Weiss (Fool for Love) as Rey and SAG Award winner Samira Wiley ("Orange Is the New Black") as Ruby.

The design team includes Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design), Betsy Adams (Lighting Design), Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design) and Michel Camilo (Composer). Lori Ann Zepp is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, Karyn Casl, CSA.

DAPHNE'S DIVE is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her vibrant, eclectic regulars drink to art, politics, and life. As Daphne's adopted daughter, very different from her reserved and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront who's an insider, who's an outsider, and the challenge of opening your heart to strangers. Brimming with adversity, love and hope, this world premiere, directed by Thomas Kail, kicks off Quiara Alegría Hudes' Signature residency.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Matthew Saldivar as Pablo, Samira Wiley as Ruby, Carlos Gomez as Acosta, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Inez and Gordon Joseph Weiss as Rey

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Vanessa Aspillaga as Daphne and Matthew Saldivar as Pablo

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Matthew Saldivar as Pablo and Daphne Rubin-Vega as Inez

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Matthew Saldivar as Pablo and Gordon Joseph Weiss as Rey

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Carlos Gomez as Acosta and Matthew Saldivar as Pablo

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Matthew Saldivar as Pablo, Samira Wiley as Ruby and Daphne Rubin-Vega as Inez

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Vanessa Aspillaga as Daphne and Samira Wiley as Ruby

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Daphne Rubin-Vega as Inez and Vanessa Aspillaga as Daphne

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Gordon Joseph Weiss as Rey, Matthew Saldivar as Pablo, K.K. Moggie as Jenn and Samira Wiley as Ruby

Photos: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
Samira Wiley as Ruby


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