‘Los Monólogos De La Vagina’ Closes: Off-Broadway Show Featuring Latino Cast Ends Run After Disappointing Ticket Sales

Spanish-Language Version Of 'Vagina Monologues' Shuts Down
After a month of shows 'Los Monólogos De La Vagina' has shut down production for good. Find out why here! Reuters

"Los Mónologos de la Vagina" has closed down and had their final performances this past weekend in New York. The Off-Broadway production based on Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologue" didn't fare well with ticket sales. "We are proud to have presented this production at the original New York City home of The Vagina Monologues," producers Morris Gilbert and Federico González Compeán, said in a statement. "Even with positive notices and enthusiastic audiences, the show is not attracting the numbers needed to make this economically viable. We hope to announce plans to bring the production to other US cities."

"Los Mónologos" began previews with Kate del Castillo, Miriam Colón and Angélica Vale with the official opening on May 18. The opening cast directed by Jaime Matarredona at the Westside Theatre swapped Colón for Angélica María. A total of 15 previews and 33 performances were given in the Spanish-language version of this theatre classic. The final cast was conformed by Daphne Rubin-Vega, Flor De Liz Pérez and María Cellario who gave their final bow on Sunday, June 15. It was recently announced that the cast would be varied and on deck were "Devious Maids" star Judy Reyes, "Caso Cerrado" judge Ana María Polo and a "Mónologos" veteran in her native México Andrea Legarreta. Seems like this last trio will not be able to scream and shout on stage.

Following the alleged success of "Los Mónologos," Gilbert hinted that he would take the hit musical "Mentiras" to New York City. With the failure of this production, no word if his ambition to bring the 80s-inspired show continue. In an interview with LatinTimes.com, Daphne Rubin-Vega had expressed how excited and challenging she was about being part of this project. "It’s a challenge. The best challenge I could hope for," she said. "I was offered to do it and I immediately said yes without thinking it. It was a reflex. I don’t choose my roles as much as they choose me, so when this came along, I had to say yes. And I thought to myself, 'What the hell are you doing Daph? You’ve never done this, you’ve never done this in Spanish!'" Are you sad "Los Mónologos De La Vagina" closed its curtain for good?

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