Complete Cast Set for Lupita Nyong’o-Led Eclipsed on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Related Shows Eclipsed View Comments Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia and Zainab Jah will reprise their roles from the Public Theater’s production of Eclipsed when it moves to Broadway this spring. Directed by Liesl Tommy, they will reunite with the previously announced Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in Danai Gurira’s play, which is set to begin previews on February 23, 2016. Opening night is scheduled for March 6 at the Golden Theatre.Sengbloh will return to the role of Helena after Stacey Sargeant replaced her during the off-Broadway engagement this fall. Sengbloh’s Broadway credits include Holler if Ya Hear Me, Motown the Musical, Fela!, Hair, The Color Purple, Wicked and Aida. Armand is set to appear as Bessie and has been seen on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful as well as off-Broadway in An Octoroon. Busia will play Rita; she made her Broadway debut in Mule Bone and her West End debut in Gloo Joo. Jah will take on the role of Maimi; her stage credits include In Darfur, Hamlet and Ruined.Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community—until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.last_img

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