Lupita Nyong'o
Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends 'Eclipsed' Opening Night at The Public Theater on October 14, 2015 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

While Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is no newcomer to the stage, she will be having her Broadway debut with the harrowing play “Eclipsed” written by Danai Gurira. The story follows a group of women who endure the poorest conditions and everyday rapes while living in a rebel compound during a bloody civil war in 2003 Liberia. Nyong’o will be portraying one of the teenagers there. The play is in the middle of a sold-out run at The Public Theater in downtown New York at the moment.

Its current shows are set to end on November 29 and move to Broadway’s Golden Theatre, only to begin previews next February 23. As mentioned, this is definitely not Nyong’o’s first theatre experience as she’s played Perdita in "The Winter's Tale" and Sonya in "Uncle Vanya" at the Yale Repertory Theatre, where she graduated as a drama major. “Eclipsed” is being directed by Liesl Tommy.

Also, don’t miss Nyong’o in the highly anticipated “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” as well as her lovely voice on Disney’s live action “The Jungle Book.”

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