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ECLIPSED Makes Broadway History During Black History Month with Cast, Creative TeamECLIPSED Makes Broadway History During Black History Month with Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Eclipsed makes history during Black History Month.  Holding the special distinction of being led by the only two African-American lead producers on Broadway, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Eclipsed will be the first show in Broadway history with an entirely female cast and creative team, and further: an entirely Black cast and creative team.  Eclipsed begins previews later this month. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut: 'It's More Than I Could Have Asked For'VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut: 'It's More Than I Could Have Asked For'
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is best known for her breakout role as Patsey in '12 Years a Slave,' and now she's heading to Broadway for the first time ever, with a starring role in ECLIPSED. (more...)

BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED 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). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. She just chatted with BroadwayWorld about preparing for her big Broadway debut and you can check out what she had to say below! (more...)

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...)

Up on the Marquee: ECLIPSED with Lupita Nyong'oUp on the Marquee: ECLIPSED with Lupita Nyong'o
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED 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). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at all of the upcoming plays from Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and more, currently slated to bow on the Great White Way in 2016! (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...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira Explains How She Snagged Lupita Nyong'o for Broadway-Bound ECLIPSEDVIDEO: Danai Gurira Explains How She Snagged Lupita Nyong'o for Broadway-Bound ECLIPSED
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, THE WALKING DEAD star Danai Gurira explains how she wrote her Broadway play ECLIPSED and snagged Lupita Nyong'o to star in it. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Stage World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, 12/9-12Baryshnikov Arts Center to Stage World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, 12/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Daniel Fish, the innovative director of theater, opera, and film, collaborates with designer Jim Findlay to create WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, a new interdisciplinary work inspired by the psychological and emotional themes of aging and mortality in Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE is set for four performances only, Wednesday, December 9, through Saturday, December 12, at 7:30pm at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street. (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...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway TransferStacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

Tony Taccone Will Now Direct AUBERGINE at Berkeley Rep in 2016Tony Taccone Will Now Direct AUBERGINE at Berkeley Rep in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that Michael Liebert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will direct the upcoming production of Aubergine, by Julia Cho, which is scheduled to have its world premiere performances at the Theatre in February 2016. Liesl Tommy, Berkeley Rep's former associate director, has had to withdraw from the production following the just-announced Broadway transfer of Eclipsed, which Tommy is directing at the Public Theater in New York. (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 Coverage: Public Theater Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Opening Night of ECLIPSED, Starring Lupita Nyong'oPhoto Coverage: Public Theater Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Opening Night of ECLIPSED, Starring Lupita Nyong'o
by Walter McBride - Oct 16, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opened at The Public Theater earlier this week, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Opening Night of Public Theater's ECLIPSED!Photo Coverage: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Opening Night of Public Theater's ECLIPSED!
by Walter McBride - Oct 15, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opened at The Public Theater last night, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

Review Roundup: ECLIPSED, Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Opens at The PublicReview Roundup: ECLIPSED, Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Opens at The Public
by Review Roundups - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and runs through Sunday, November 29. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens TonightPublic Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (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...)

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