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Rubin-Vega snaps up ‘Gum’

'Rent' thesp to star in erotic chewing gum legiter

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.”

Other projects

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.

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