She made "Out Tonight" famous in the original cast of Rent , and now she's back in the show: Daphne Rubin-Vega will recreate the role of addicted siren Mimi when the road company of the hit Broadway musical plays the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles Jan. 20-Feb. 28, 1999.
The Tony-nominated actress-singer will join the so-called "Angel" touring company, which is not the same cast that played there previously. Rubin-Vega will also play San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre beginning March 3, for a limited time, according to national tour press rep Laura Matalon.
Rubin-Vega left the Broadway cast to pursue other work and to shoot the movie thriller "Wild Things." She co-wrote 10 of 13 songs for a Mercury Records album, set for release in spring 1999.
The rest of the cast will feature Christian Andersen (Roger), Trey Ellett (Mark), Erin Keaney (Maureen), Kamilah Martin (Joanne), Shaun Earl (Angel), Mark Jackson (Collins) and D'Monroe (Benny). The ensemble includes Danny Blanco, Marcus Chaney, Kristoffer Cusick, Evan D'Angeles, Christina Fasdale, Danielle Lee Greaves, Joshua Greene, Jenny Maxwell, Lambert Moss, Cheri Smith, Tony Vincent and Alicia Westelman.
For L.A. Information, call (800) 447-7400. For San Francisco information, call (415) 551-2050.