Daphne Rubin-Vega will be among the performers in the world premiere of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips on May 2 at Joe's Pub.
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Chaske Spencer and celebrity chef Todd English have been added to the cast of the world premiere performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, which will play at Joe's Pub on May 2. Additional cast members include writer Michael Musto, David Cale, drag performer Flotilla DeBarge, and Broadway's Daphne Rubin-Vega (A Streetcar Named Desire).

The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips is a rock opera written by Kenyon Phillips that uses an interactive rock-cabaret-variety show format to tell the story of one colorful New Yorker's life and eventual death.

Phillips is a singer, songwriter, actor, writer, model, dancer, and DJ. In addition to founding and fronting the bands Roma!, Unisex Salon, and Thrill A Minute, Kenyon has written and produced songs for Amy Poehler, Joey Arias, Raven O, and Sherry Vine. Backed by his all-girl band The Ladies In Waiting, Kenyon regularly performs at Joe's Pub. His debut solo EP Fire in the Hole was released in September 2013.