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With a Dash of Mimi, Daphne Rubin-Vega Dips Into the Dark Side with Empanada Loca

With a Dash of Mimi, Daphne Rubin-Vega Dips Into the Dark Side with Empanada Loca

Paul Wontorek sits down with the Rent icon to talk about her new solo show, which tells a scary tale from a dark subway tunnel deep under Manhattan.

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Broadway.com Summer Camp, Day 6! Have an '80s Pajama Party with a Pre-Rent Daphne Rubin-Vega

Broadway.com Summer Camp, Day 6! Have an '80s Pajama Party with a Pre-Rent Daphne Rubin-Vega

We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 ...

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Hola, Daphne! Tony Nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega & More Will Step Into Los Monologos de la Vagina Off-Broadway

Hola, Daphne! Tony Nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega & More Will Step Into Los Monologos de la Vagina Off-Broadway

The feline of Avenue B is heading to the Westside Theatre…and she has a lot to say about vaginas! Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will join the cast of Los Monólogos de la Vagina, a Spanish version of Eve Ensler’s celebrated The Vagina Monologues. She will be joined by Maria Cellario and Flor de Liz Perez. The three begin performances on ...

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Broadway Hustle! Stage Stars Sebastian La Cause, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Get Naked for Hustling

Broadway Hustle! Stage Stars Sebastian La Cause, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Get Naked for Hustling

Hustling, the popular and provocative web series by Sebastian La Cause (Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show) about a male escort who undergoes a life overhaul, is preparing to unveil its third and final season. Speaking of unveiling, the series' creator, director and star took it all off for this teaser poster (shot by Kevin Thomas Garcia) and invited his co-stars ...

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Daphne Rubin-Vega & Tracie Thoms Share a Rent Moment at Labyrinth Theatre's Sunset Baby

Daphne Rubin-Vega & Tracie Thoms Share a Rent Moment at Labyrinth Theatre's Sunset Baby

Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tracie Thoms never appeared in Rent together—Rubin-Vega created the role of Mimi and Thoms was part of the closing cast as Joanne—but the ladies were happy to share a hug on opening night of Dominique Morisseau's Sunset Baby, produced by Labyrinth Theater Company. The play, which opened at the Bank Street Theatre on November 22, centers on ...

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It's a Fair & Fanciful Opening Night for CSC's Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi

It's a Fair & Fanciful Opening Night for CSC's Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi
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Classic Stage Company's surrealistic version of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet opened on October 16, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Julian Cihi as the titular star-crossed lovers. Tea Alagic's offbeat take on the classic tragedy also stars Daphne Rubin-Vega, T.R. Knight, Daniel Davis, McKinley Belcher III, Stan Demidoff, Harry Ford, David Garrison, Anthony Michael Martinez, Kathryn Meisle, Dion Mucciacito and ...

But, Soft! Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi, Opens at Classic Stage Company

But, Soft! Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi, Opens at Classic Stage Company

William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Julian Cihi as the titular star-crossed lovers, opens at off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company on October 16. Directed by Tea Alagic, Romeo & Juliet is set to play a limited engagement through November 10.

One of Shakespeare's most well-known and performed plays, Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed ...

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Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi, Begins Run at Classic Stage Company

Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi, Begins Run at Classic Stage Company

Performances of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Julian Cihi as the titular lovers, begin at off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company on September 28. Opening night is set for October 16. Tea Alagic directs the production.

One of Shakespeare's most well-known and performed plays, Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately ...

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Classic Stage Company's Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Delays First Preview Performance

Classic Stage Company's Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Delays First Preview Performance

Classic Stage Company has announced that its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Julian Cihi as the star-crossed lovers, will begin previews one day later than initially scheduled. The delay is due to technical modifications that will require additional rehearsals. Romeo & Juliet will now begin performances on September 28. Directed by Tea Alagic, the ...

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Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

A starry week is headed our way on NYC stages! On tap: Joan Rivers, Zachary Quinto and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a star-studded Broadway Salutes special and a benefit concert from Sting. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, concerts and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


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Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Extends Before Opening at Classic Stage Company

Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Extends Before Opening at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company has announced a one-week extension for William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Julian Cihi as the star-crossed lovers, in advance of its October 16 opening. Directed by Tea Alagic, the play begins previews on September 27, and is now scheduled to run through November 10 at the off-Broadway theater.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Classic Stage Company's Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi

Tickets Now on Sale for Classic Stage Company's Romeo & Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Julian Cihi

Tickets are now available for the off-Broadway production of William Shakepeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring newcomer Julian Cihi and film star Elizabeth Olsen as the titular lovers. The production will begin previews at Classic Stage Company on September 27 with opening night set for October 16. Tea Alagic directs the production, which will play a limited engagement through November 3 ...

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Labyrinth Theater Company to Present Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues; New Season Announced

Labyrinth Theater Company to Present Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues; New Season Announced

The Labyrinth Theater Company has announced its fall 2013 season, which will include Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Eric Bogosian performing 100 monologues from his one-man shows from the 1980s and '90s, a new play by Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67) and a new series of "artist salons," featuring performances and conversations with company members.

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William Hurt, T.R. Knight & Daphne Rubin-Vega Join CSC's Off-Broadway Revival of Romeo & Juliet

William Hurt, T.R. Knight & Daphne Rubin-Vega Join CSC's Off-Broadway Revival of Romeo & Juliet

Oscar winner William Hurt, Emmy nominee T.R. Knight and Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega are set to join the cast of Classic Stage Company's revival of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet. Finn Wittrock, previously announced to co-star as Romeo, has withdrawn from the production due to a film offer. A new Romeo and complete casting will ...

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One Song Glory! Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs & More Rent Faves Sing Karaoke to Benefit A Broader Way

One Song Glory! Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs & More Rent Faves Sing Karaoke to Benefit A Broader Way
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Don’t lie—we know you spend karaoke night belting “Seasons of Love” with your friends. Well, you’re not alone! Rent alums Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Anthony Rapp, Daphne-Rubin Vega and more celebs got together for a rocking karaoke night on July 22 to benefit A Broader Way, Menzel and Diggs’ foundation for underprivileged girls with a passion for the arts. In ...

Idina and Taye Sing Karaoke, Shakespeare Goes into Labour & Bette Davis Returns in This Week’s Datebook

Idina and Taye Sing Karaoke, Shakespeare Goes into Labour & Bette Davis Returns in This Week’s Datebook

Another week is about to begin on the Great White Way, and Broadway.com has done the digging to fill up your calendar with don't-miss events! Up ahead, we’ve got two outrageous off-Broadway openings, a final Encores! presentation and a fond farewell to Lilla Crawford. Check out our listing of events for July 22 through July 28.


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Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and More Broadway Stars to Sing Karaoke for Charity; Whoopi Goldberg Hosts

Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and More Broadway Stars to Sing Karaoke for Charity; Whoopi Goldberg Hosts

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs will lead a night of celebrity karaoke—with songs chosen by audience members—during a special fundraising event benefiting the duo’s charity A Broader Way. Whoopi Goldberg will host the evening on July 22 at the Cutting Room.

Menzel and Diggs will be joined by a handful of Broadway friends including Jenn Colella, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Megan ...

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Smash Sets Season Two Premiere Date

Smash Sets Season Two Premiere Date

NBC's Broadway-themed series Smash will begin its second season on February 5, 2013, according to TVLine.com. This season the show will air on Tuesday nights, with the season premiere scheduled to run two hours long. 

In addition to series regulars Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee, the musical series welcomes a slew of new stars ...

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Daphne Rubin-Vega is the Latest Broadway Star to Sign on for Season Two of Smash

Daphne Rubin-Vega is the Latest Broadway Star to Sign on for Season Two of Smash

Mimi may meet Marilyn as the Feline of Avenue B is making her way to Smash! Rent and A Streetcar Named Desire actress Daphne Rubin-Vega is the latest stage star to join the growing line-up of Broadway veterans in the second season of NBC’s theater dramedy Smash, Broadway.com has confirmed (EW.com first reported the news).

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A Streetcar Named Desire Cancels Broadway Extension; West End Run in the Works

A Streetcar Named Desire Cancels Broadway Extension; West End Run in the Works

The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire will end its run at the Broadhurst Theater on July 22 as originally planned. Streetcar, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris, opened on April 22 and had previously announced an extension through August 19. A West End run for the show is ...

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Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan & More Talk Panties, Parties and Patti LuPone with Susan Blackwell and Paul Wontorek at the Broadway.com Audience Awards

Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan & More Talk Panties, Parties and Patti LuPone with Susan Blackwell and Paul Wontorek at the Broadway.com Audience Awards

After the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were handed out to deserving stage faves on May 13, the fun was just beginning. The star-studded crowd at the Allen Room partied late into the night while celebs chatted it up with Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek and all-star correspondent Susan Blackwell. Among the guests getting cozy with Wontorek and Blackwell on ...

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Boy’s Life: Backstage at Peter and the Starcatcher with Adam Chanler-Berat Episode 5: An Inside Look at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

Boy’s Life: Backstage at Peter and the Starcatcher with Adam Chanler-Berat Episode 5: An Inside Look at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

It was a starry night on May 13 at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and Best Actor in a Play nominee Adam Chanler-Berat was ready to capture all the vodka-tonic fueled antics for his Broadway.com video blog Boy’s Life. With his trusty camera in tow, the Peter and the Starcatcher star had one thing on his mind ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood, Extends on Broadway

A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood, Extends on Broadway

The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire will extend its run at the Broadhurst Theater by three weeks. The show, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris, opened April 22 and was originally scheduled to end on July 22. The Emily Mann-directed revival will now run through August 19.  ...

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Squigs Captures the Love at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards with Darren Criss, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Brian d’Arcy James & More

Squigs Captures the Love at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards with Darren Criss, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Brian d’Arcy James & More

On May 13, the stars of the Great White Way let loose at the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. As the drinks flowed in the Allen Room, starry presenters handed out trophies to Broadway’s best and brightest, with lots of silly moments along the way. Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson was on hand to sketch the ...

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Watch Darren Criss and a Parade of Stars Light Up the Red Carpet at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Watch Darren Criss and a Parade of Stars Light Up the Red Carpet at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Host Darren Criss and loads of stage faves strolled the red carpet on May 13 for the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The free-wheeling ceremony and super fun party celebrates the picks of theater lovers across the globe in 16 categories. Click below to see what presenters such as Memphis' Adam Pascal, How to Succeed in Business Without ...

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