Public Theatre’s Eclipsed Will Transfer To Broadway
As if eyes weren’t already focused downtown on The Public Theatre following Fun Home and Hamilton‘s success, the Off-Broadway theatre grabbed the attention of the New York theatre community again this morning announcing one of its current tenants, which has received critical acclaim during its debut, will move uptown in just a few months as so many of its previous tenants have before it. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Eclipsed will transfer to Broadway this spring!
Eclipsed is a new play by Danai Gurira that tells the story of a group of women held captive in the midst of the Liberian Civil War. As war rages on, the wives of a rebel officer band together to form a community and balance which is unsettled when a new girl arrives. The story looks to the women’s strength as they are tested not only for survival but by the horrors of the hostile world outside their tent.
The Public Theatre announced this morning that Eclipsed, currently playing through November 29th, will transfer to Broadway this spring. The show began previews earlier this fall with performances beginning September 29th. The show will transfer to Broadway’s John Golden Theatre with previews beginning February 23rd, 2016 before officially opening March 6th. The show will run as a limited engagement playing Broadway for 17 weeks only. Currently, The John Golden Theatre (Pictured Bottom) is home to The Gin Game which is scheduled as a limited engagement through January. The entire current Off-Broadway cast will transfer with the production to Broadway.
Leading Eclipsed to Broadway will be Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (Pictured Above Right). Several Broadway veterans joining Nyong’o include Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh. At the helm, Eclipsed is directed by Liesl Tommy (Pictured Left). The rest of the creative team includes Clint Ramos as scenic and costume designer, Jen Schriever as lighting designer and sound design be Broken Chord. Chord also provides original music for the production. Cookie Jordan is hair, wig and makeup designer while Beth McGuire works voice and dialect. The Broadway production will be co-produced by The Public Theatre as well as Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Paula Marie Black, Willette Klausner and Carole Shorenstein Hays.
The Public Theatre (Pictured Right) continues to dominate the New York theatre scene! Since it’s creation, the theatre has been home to the birth and creation of so many theatrical productions we have been lucky enough to cherish not only here in New York City but around the country. From A Chorus Line back in the 1970’s to more recent blockbusters like Fun Home and Hamilton, The Public Theatre seems to be making a name for itself more than ever before with continued success coming out it’s doors going on to bigger lives after it’s debut. Congrats Public Theatre! We’re so lucky to have you as a part of the New York theatre scene. I should also note it is exciting that Oscar Award Winner Lupita will make her Broadway debut with this production in a season that is already looking incredible promising for Broadway!
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Eclipsed moves uptown from The Public Theatre making its way to Broadway this spring! As we mentioned, the full Off-Broadway cast will transfer with the show! However, we’ll share even more information on the production and it’s details as soon as we have it so you can know what to experience this spring. For more information, visit The Public Theatre’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note; Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!