Thanks to critical acclaim and box-office success, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o and the play "Eclipse" is moving to Broadway in 2016. More inside...
Lupita Nyong'o, who won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave, is headed to Broadway. Recently, Lupita made her New York stage debut in "Eclipsed," a play written by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress Danai Gurira (co-author of In The Continuum and 'Michonne' on AMC’s The Walking Dead) and staged by Liesl Tommy (shown above with the play's cast).
Now, the play is being extended and getting a new home. A MAJOR new home that is.
While the off-Broadway play was originally scheduled to run until November 29th at The Public Theatre, thanks to massive critical success and major coins at the box office, the play is moving to Broadway! We've learned that "Eclipsed" has been scheduled for previews at the Shubert Organization’s Golden Theatre on February 23rd before it officially opens at March 6th. Lead producer Stephen Byrd, expressed excitement about the move in a statement to Deadline...
“I am thrilled beyond words that we are able to bring this magnificent and powerful play to Broadway after its sold-out performance at the Public Theater and to provide another opportunity for everyone to experience and witness these incredible performances."
In addition to the play, Lupita's next role will be in the epic motion picture Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Maz Kanata. It hits theatres on December 18th. Peep the new trailer below:
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Photos via Lupita Nyongo Instagram