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VIDEO: Watch ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o React To Seeing Not Just Her Name, But Her Face On A Broadway MarqueeVIDEO: Watch ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o React To Seeing Not Just Her Name, But Her Face On A Broadway Marquee
by Michael Dale - Jan 21, 2016

The Academy Award winner makes her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's tense and gripping drama. (more...)

TV Personality La La Anthony Boards Producing Team of ECLIPSED on BroadwayTV Personality La La Anthony Boards Producing Team of ECLIPSED on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Actress, television personality and best-selling author Alani 'LaLa' Anthony - in her highly anticipated Broadway producing debut - has joined the producing team of the new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Star Wars & Broadway's ECLIPSED on 'Daily Show'VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Star Wars & Broadway's ECLIPSED on 'Daily Show'
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH to talk about filming CGI scenes in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and discuss her role as a Liberian woman coping with war in the upcoming Broadway play ECLIPSED. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o & Original Off-Broadway Cast to Reunite for Broadway Run of ECLIPSEDLupita Nyong'o & Original Off-Broadway Cast to Reunite for Broadway Run of ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

It was announced today that the complete original cast from The Public Theater's acclaimed, sold-out production of the new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira will reprise their roles on Broadway this Spring, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.  Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will be once again joined by Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh.  Eclipsed, directed by Liesl Tommy, will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street).  For tickets and information, please visit www.EclipsedBroadway.com. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Lupita Nyong'o-Led ECLIPSED on BroadwayTickets on Sale Today for Lupita Nyong'o-Led ECLIPSED on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that tickets go on sale today to the general public for the Broadway bound acclaimed new American play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira, directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o to Reprise ECLIPSED Role on Broadway This FebruaryLupita Nyong'o to Reprise ECLIPSED Role on Broadway This February
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o is heading to Broadway in ECLIPSED. The Academy Award winner will reprise the role she now plays in an Off Broadway production of the show at the Public Theater (more...)

Photo Flash: Lupita Nyong'o & ECLIPSED Company Celebrate First Preview with TodayTixPhoto Flash: Lupita Nyong'o & ECLIPSED Company Celebrate First Preview with TodayTix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The company just celebrated the first performance at an exclusive after party at the Public's Library Bar, hosted by TodayTix. Check out photos from the festivities, as featured on the offical TodayTix Instagram account, below! (more...)

Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Opens 8/9Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Opens 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Riant Theatre's 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival will kick-off with nine eclectic plays covering a gamut of themes ranging from American slavery, Nazi Germany and Muslim women to friendly ghosts, dead artists and an interracial lesbian couple on Wednesday, August 5 at the Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues. These plays will also be performed on August 9. The tickets for the Strawberry One-Act Festival, from August 5 - 23 at the Tato Laviera, are $25.00 - $35.00   (more...)

Photo Flash: Riant Theatre Kicks Off Strawberry One-Act Festival with Award for Director Liesl TommyPhoto Flash: Riant Theatre Kicks Off Strawberry One-Act Festival with Award for Director Liesl Tommy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Riant Theatre's launch party for the 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival featured a special Pioneer of the Arts Award presentation to South African born, Obie Award winning director Liesl Tommy (Appropriate), who was recently tapped to direct Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o in her first New York play Eclipsed by playwright-actress Danai Guira (The Walking Dead.) Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Presents MAREN HASSINGER... DREAMING, Now thru 5/16Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Presents MAREN HASSINGER... DREAMING, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

In 2013, New York Times art critic Holland Cotter described Maren Hassinger as 'another artist awaiting serious study.' The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art agrees and will present Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming, from today, Feb. 12 to May 16, 2015. (more...)

2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro just announced its official mascots will be 'Vinicius' and 'Tom' -- named after legendary Bossa Nova artists Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim. These two vital voices in Brazilian culture were responsible, along with collaborator Luiz Bonfa, for the now iconic music at the heart of the Academy Award and Cannes Palme d'Or winning film Black Orpheus. (more...)

Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival Returns to Spelman for Third Straight YearWomen Interactive Creative Technology Festival Returns to Spelman for Third Straight Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - For the third straight year, the Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival will return to Spelman College. Co-presented by the Digital Moving Image Salon and Art of Genius Creative Technology Series, this daylong event will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m., and is designed to empower and encourage women to become active participants in the tech and startup spaces but anyone is invited to attend. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Cosby Academic Center. (more...)

Family of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUSFamily of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Today, the family of Vinicius de Moraes issued the following statement regarding the Broadway bound musical adaptation (more...)

Musical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to DirectMusical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Paula Marie Black announced today that the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and will be directed by multi Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Lloyd Price Honored at Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act FestivalLloyd Price Honored at Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame music legend Lloyd Price, who is developing a Broadway bio show, was honored with the Pioneer of the Arts Awards at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on February 9 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. (more...)

TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers to Be Honored at Strawberry One-Act Festival Launch, 2/9TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers to Be Honored at Strawberry One-Act Festival Launch, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway's leading African American producers, will be honored with Pioneer of the Arts Awards at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on Sunday, February 9, a free, fun cultural day of the arts for adults and youngsters from 12noon to 9pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, between 165th & 166th Street in the Bronx. (more...)

Raint Theatre to Honor TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey, 2/9Raint Theatre to Honor TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway's leading African American producers, will be honored with Pioneer of the Arts Awards at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on Sunday, February 9, a free, fun cultural day of the arts for adults and youngsters from 12noon to 9:00pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, between 165th & 166th Street in the Bronx. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Host Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party, 2/9Riant Theatre to Host Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Riant Theatre invites the public to the Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on Sunday, February 9 for a free, fun cultural day for youngsters and adults filled with theatre, film, book, music, poetry dance, award programs and creative workshops from 12noon to 9:00pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, between 165th & 166th Street in the Bronx. (more...)

TRU Hosts First Meeting of Producer Development and Mentorship ProgramTRU Hosts First Meeting of Producer Development and Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrated the season's first meeting of the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program on Monday, September 23 at Langham Place, 400 Fifth Avenue in midtown New York City. The evening was an opportunity for 53 mentee members to meet and mingle with the program directors, producers Michael Alden (Becoming Dr. Ruth, The King's Speech on stage, Grey Gardens, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Bat Boy), Patrick Blake (The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead) and Patricia Klausner producing manager of Shotgun Productions and commercial producer (Pippin, The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly, The Scottsboro Boys), plus prospective mentors for the coming year who will guide and advise them on their producing goals. (more...)

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