It was Media Day for Eclipsed and Theater Pizzazz’ Louis Deacy was on the pulse of the event as it makes history as African-American lead producers on Broadway, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, present an entirely female cast and creative team, and further: an entirely Black cast and creative team. Eclipsed begins previews later this month.
Eclipsed is proud to participate in 10,000 Girls, an initiative to bring ten thousand girls to see the show. These young women would be from the Tri-State area between the ages of 16 to 24, and would likely never have the opportunity to attend a Broadway show. For more information, visit www.tenthousandgirls.com.
Set in Liberia, Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed comes to Broadway on the heels of its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Public Theater last fall. Eclipsed stars Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o joined by Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh, and is directed by Liesl Tommy. 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.
Previews for Eclipsed begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). For tickets and information, please visit www.EclipsedBroadway.com.
Photos: Louis Deacy