“Eclipsed” Makes Broadway History With First All Black, All Female Cast

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The Broadway play “Eclipsed,” which will premier early next month, is the first all black, all female play to ever run in the acclaimed theater circuit.

Written by Zimbabwean-American “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, “Eclipsed” takes place during the Liberian civil war and tells the story of five women who inspire each other to increasingly greater feats of strength.

“Eclipsed” made its first run in 2009 at the Yale Repertory Theater, and played again last fall to the sold-out Public Theater. The Public Theater production was a critically acclaimed hit that starred Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years A Slave”) in the lead role.

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Nyong’o, who worked as an understudy on the play’s 2009 productions, will return for the Broadway iteration. She will be joined by her fellow Public Theater cast mates, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh.

Additionally, the play will once again be helmed by South African theater director Liesl Tommy. “Eclipsed” will be produced by Broadway legends Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey (“Great White Way”).

The minds behind “Eclipsed” have also created 10,000 Girls, a campaign designed to bring 10,000 girls from the tri-state area who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to watch a Broadway production to see the show.

The ground breaking and fiercely original “Eclipsed” begins previews on Tuesday, February 23. It opens on March 6 at the Golden Theater.



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Gary Joshua Garrison is the Prose Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. His fiction has appeared in various locations around the World Wide Web, as well as in bound reams of paper. His nonfictional musing can be found at Luminary Daily and Way Too Indie. He writes, teaches, and goes to the movies in the desert of Arizona with his well-postured cat, Widget.

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