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4 items from 2015


The Bold Beauty - Lupita Nyong’o in Danai Gurira's 'Eclipsed' (Opens Tonight, Oct 14)

14 October 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Public Theater presents "Eclipsed," written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, the powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and runs through Sunday, November 29. *** The Theater is a magical place. It’s even more magical when Lupita Nyong’o is in it. Last night, I saw a production of "Eclipsed" at The Public Theater in New York City. Not only was the play written by Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead"). This ensemble cast included: Zainab Jah (the Black woman who played Hamlet at the Wilma Theater), Akosua Busia (Nettie from »

- Tanya Steele

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Review: The Bold Beauty - Lupita Nyong’o in Danai Gurira's 'Eclipsed'

5 October 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Theater is a magical place. It’s even more magical when Lupita Nyong’o is in it. Last night, I saw a production of "Eclipsed" at The Public Theater in New York City. Not only was the play written by Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead"). This ensemble cast included: Zainab Jah (the Black woman who played Hamlet at the Wilma Theater), Akosua Busia (Nettie from "The Color Purple," writing credit on the screenplay "Beloved"), Pascale Armand (she is a force of nature, http://www.pascalearmand.com) and Saycon Sengbloh (played Rita Marley in "Marley," was also in "Hair," "Motown" and "Fela"). In other words, this play »

- Tanya Steele

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First Look Images at Danai Gurira's 'Eclipsed' Starring Lupita Nyong'o

2 October 2015 5:12 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Danai Gurira's "Eclipsed" starring Lupita Nyong'o (her New York stage debut) is now in performances at the Public Theater in New York City, directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy. "Eclipsed" is set in 2003 near the end of the civil war in Liberia, and follows a group of women who are captives of rebels fighting the government.  In a statement, the Public Theater’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, called the work a “feminist reading” of a conflict that is “both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming.”  Joining Nyong'o in the cast are Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, and Saycon Sengbloh. After 2 extensions (thanks to healthy »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'Color Purple' Revival Finds its "Mister," Nettie, and Harpo

27 July 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Joining "Orange Is the New Black" star Danielle Brooks (as Sofia), British actress Cynthia Erivo (as Celie) and Jennifer Hudson (as Shug) in the upcoming fall revival of "The Color Purple" (all making their Broadway debuts), are Isaiah Johnson who has been cast as "Mister," Joaquina Kalukango as Nettie, and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo. In the 1985 film, those 3 roles were played by Danny GloverAkosua Busia, and Willard E. Pugh respectively. Additional cast members will be announced in the coming months. The Oprah Winfrey-produced project is currently set for a December 3 open, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. John Doyle is directing. The »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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