Lupita Nyong’o will be the latest Oscar winner to come to Broadway when her production of Eclipsed, a play by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, moves uptown from the Public Theater in February. Eclipsed follows a group of women held captive during the 2003 Liberian civil war, and has been sold out throughout its Off Broadway run; upon its move the show will be one of only two plays written by a woman in Broadway’s current lineup. (Helen Edmundson’s Zola adaptation Thérèse Raquin is the other, though more female-penned shows could be added later in the season.) Congrats to Lupita, whose EGOT chances just went up considerably; after all, you know who else’s show just went from the Public to Broadway?
Eclipsed. Photo: Joan Marcus