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February 10, 2016

Lupita Nyong’o: Her Broadway Show Is Making History

Lupita Eclisped

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is part of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production “Eclipsed,” an intense play about a five extraordinary women being held captive in Liberia.

The show, which started as an off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, also stars Saycon Sengbloh (“The Color Purple“), Pascale Armand (“The Trip to Bountiful”), Akosua Busia (“Mule Bone”) and Zainab Jah (“The Public’s In Darfur”).

In their official move to the Golden Theater on Broadway, “Eclipsed” will hold the historic distinction of being the first show on the Great White Way with both an entirely female cast and creative team; in addition to the cast and creative team being entirely Black, according to ABC News Radio correspondent Karu F. Daniels.

eclipsed playbill

Additionally, the show’s two lead producers, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, also happen to be African-American.

“Eclipsed” is written by Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”), and directed by Obie Award winner director Liesl Tommy (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”).

The play boasts a laundry list of additional producers, among them actress/TV host LaLa Anthony and public relations veteran Marvet Britto.

“Eclipsed” starts in previews on Feb. 23 and officially opens March 6.

Scene from "Eclipsed"

Scene from “Eclipsed”

 






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