Public Theater's Eclipsed to transfer to Broadway

The Public Theater has announced that its current production of Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira, directed by Liesl Tommy and starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, will transfer to the Great White Way.

The Broadway limited engagement of Eclipsed will begin previews at the Golden Theatre on 23 February 2016, before an official opening on 6 March.

Lupita Nyong'o is already confirmed to reprise her role in the production.

Producer Stephen Byrd released the following statement:

"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."

Synopsis: "Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community - until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making."

Eclipsed is produced on Broadway by Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Paula Marie Black, Willette Klausner, Carole Shorenstein Hays and The Public Theater.

The Public Theater cast currently features Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, who is making her NY stage debut as 'The Girl,' alongside Pascale Armand (Bessie), Akosua Busia (Rita), Zainab Jah (Maimi) and Saycon Sengbloh (Helena).

Lupita Nyong'o's stage credits include 'The Winter's Tale,' 'Uncle Vanya,' 'The Taming of the Shrew,' and 'Elijah.' She won the Academy Award in 2014 for "12 Years a Slave." Her upcoming film credits include "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," "Queen of Katwe," and "The Jungle Book."

- by Tom Millward

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