Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams, More Join Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale in Empanada Loca-Inspired Podcast | Playbill

News Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams, More Join Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale in Empanada Loca-Inspired Podcast
Gimlet Media's The Horror of Dolores Roach, also featuring Tony winner Lillias White, launches October 17.
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Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie Joseph Marzullo/WENN

A slate of Broadway favorites will join Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and Bobby Cannavale (currently in The Lifespan of a Fact) in their upcoming scripted horror podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach.

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Among those joining the podcast from Gimlet Media are Ugly Betty duo Michael Urie (Torch Song, Buyer and Cellar) and Vanessa Williams (The Trip to Bountiful, Sondheim on Sondheim), Lillias White (Fela!, The Life), John Douglas Thompson (Carousel, the upcoming King Lear), Gizel Jiménez (Miss You Like Hell), Richard Kind (The Big Knife, The Producers), David Zayas (Anna in the Tropics), Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf***er with the Hat), and Noah Robbins (Arcadia).

The Horror of Dolores Roach, which will release all episodes October 17, also features Margaret Cho, Abigail Spencer, and Kita Updike.

Based on the Off-Broadway solo show Empanada Loca, The Horror of Dolores Roach tells the story of a massage therapist who returns to New York City following a 16-year prison stint and begins taking clients in the basement of an empanada shop. She is ultimately driven to murderous extremes to survive in this Sweeney Todd-inspired tale of love, betrayal, and cannibalism. The new podcast adaptation has been written by Empanada Loca playwright and director Aaron Mark.

You can watch Gimlet's trailer highlighting their new podcasts for fall 2018 (including The Horror of Dolores Roach) below:

Empanada Loca, starring Rubin-Vega, premiered in 2015 at Off-Broadway's Labyrinth Theatre Company and was later released as an audio play on Audible and iTunes. This new podcast adaptation is produced by Gimlet Media with executive producer Mimi O'Donnell.

See Daphne Rubin-Vega Channel Her Inner Sweeney Todd in Empanada Loca

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