Tony-nommed thesp Daphne Rubin-Vega will topline the Gotham preem of “Gum,” which opens the nonprofit Women’s Project & Productions’ 1999-2000 Off Broadway season.
Directed by Loretta Greco, the Karen Hartman-penned play, which explores the dangerous erotics of chewing gum, goes up Oct. 6 at WPP’s Theatre in midtown.
Most recently, Rubin-Vega appeared in L.A. and San Francisco productions of “Rent” as Mimi, the role that drew a Tony nom for her Broadway perf. Among Rubin-Vega’s film credits are “Wild Things,” and upcoming Robert De Niro starrer “Flawless.”
Julie Jensen’s “Two-Headed,” which tracks two women’s friendship on the wild Utah frontier, is set to follow “Gum” in late winter.
The world preem of Irish-themed tuner “Leaving Queens,” with book and lyrics by Kate Moira Ryan and music by Kim D. Sherman, closes WPP’s 22nd season in late spring.
Directors for “Two-Headed” and “Queens” have yet to be confirmed.