Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed,’ Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Will Transfer to Broadway

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Joan Marcus

The critically acclaimed, "must-see" production of Danai Gurira’s “Eclipsed,” starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, will transfer to Broadway this winter following a sold-out run at The Public Theater.

Previews begin on Feb. 23, 2016 at the Golden Theatre, with an official opening set for March 6. The production is being billed as a “strictly limited engagement.”

Nyong’o will reprise her role in the play, which tells the story of a fragile community of captive wives during the Liberian Civil War who band together as a means for survival.

It will be the Broadway debut for Nyong’o and the first time Gurira’s writing has appeared on the Great White Way. The actress, known for her role as Michonne on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” previously appeared in 2009’s revival of August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”

Direction comes from South Africa-born Liesl Tommy, also making her Broadway debut.

Nyong’o will next be seen on the big screen in the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which hits theaters Dec. 18.

For tickets and more information about “Eclipsed,” visit

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