Film, TV & Stage

Lala Anthony to produce Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o’s Broadway debut



ACTRESS, RADIO personality and author Lala Anthony has joined the producing team of Eclipsed, the celebrated drama that will mark the Broadway debut of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Eclipsed, set in the violent chaos of the Liberian civil war, is slated to begin previews February 23 at the Shubert Organization’s John Golden Theatre and open on March 6, with a limited run through June 19.

“I am so thrilled to be joining a production filled with such powerful, talented women,” Lala told Deadline.

“Eclipsed is a stunning new play that demands to be seen, and to make my Broadway debut as a producer with it is an honour.”

BROADWAY DEBUT: Lupita Nyong'o

BROADWAY DEBUT: Lupita Nyong’o

Together with the team, Lana, the wife of New York Knicks power forward Carmelo Anthony, says she’s “excited” to be a part of the production’s efforts to bring thousands of young women to see the show through its 10,000 Girls campaign.

The initiative aims to bring 10,000 girls from the Tri-State area ages 16-24, who likely would never have the opportunity to attend a Broadway show.

In 2014, La released her debut book titled “The Love Playbook,” in which she shares how she found love and success on her own terms.

The book climbed to #1 on the Barnes & Noble Best Seller list and on February 7 hit No.1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Her second book, entitled The Power Playbook was released in May last year.


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