VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED on 'Late Night'
Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about making her Broadway debut in the new play ECLIPSED. The actress discussed being an understudy for the role while a student at Yale Drama School. "I never went on, thank goodness," joked the Oscar winner. "I had five or six other roles that I was playing everyday so it was too much!" Watch clips from the appearance below!
The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, opened on March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy.
ECLIPSED originally played a sold-out engagement at The Public Theater, which closed on November 29 after having been twice-extended during its celebrated run. The production marks the fastest-selling new play in recent Public history.
ECLIPSED is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Directed by South African-born Liesl Tommy (The Good Negro, Appropriate), Eclipsed is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience-and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season.
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