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The Women of Eclipsed Shine in Uptown Magazine

There are few things that make your eyes pop and your jaw drop like the beauty of Black people. Being captured in the right lighting in the right elements can make all the difference in how well that beauty shines through. So, when someone gets it right -and I mean all the way right- you must stand up and acknowledge the greatness. Well, that’s what I’m here to do, because Uptown Magazine has knocked all of my teeth out with their new cover & feature story highlighting the women of Eclipsed, which is now in performances on Broadway starring Lupita Nyong’o  & written by Danai Gurira.

Gurira, who is most notably known as an actress — the star of the wildly popular AMC seriesThe Walking Dead — wrote the play fresh out of finishing her studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her Master’s of Fine Arts. She’s starred on Broadway in the August Wilson play Joe Turner’s Come And Gone but is making her Great White Way debut as a playwright with Eclipsed.

“That’s kind of the thing that excites me the most is the idea that we’re breaking that type of barrier with these types of women and hearing these particular voices on The Great White Way,” she said. “It’s really time to break through those barriers and show that there isn’t a reason for the lack of representation or the under-representation.”

Read the entire Bold & Black On The Great White Way article and view more pictures of the entire cast HERE. Such a great read and gorgeous photography by Marc BaptisteBelow are just a few of our favorites including “Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o joined by a stellar ensemble including Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh, & the playwright Danai Gurira.


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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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