RENT's Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins KATY KEENE
Rubin-Vega will play Luisa, who's described as a doting mother, a former Rockette and now owner, with her husband Luis, of a bodega in Washington Heights. She supports her son Jorge's ambitions to make it on Broadway, but doesn't know about his drag alter ego, Ginger. Jonny Beauchamp will play Jorge/Ginger, and is expected to perform a musical number in every episode.
On "Katy Keene," Jorge is a Broadway hopeful by day and, as Ginger, a drag performer by night. When his Broadway dreams begin to fizzle - he is, he says, "too gay for Broadway" - he's encouraged by Katy to make the audition rounds not as Jorge but as Ginger.
Rubin-Vega recently finished filming the upcoming feature film edition of "In The Heights." She's best known for originating the role of Mimi in both the Off-Broadway and the Broadway production of "Rent." Most recently, she starred on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire."
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