"Eclipsed" Makes Black History On Broadway, LaLa Anthony Signs On As A Producer
LaLa Anthony is stepping into her own and piling up her credentials as more than just a basketball wife. Deets inside on her new big move to Broadway and why Eclipsed just made history....
Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyongo just made Broadway history....before the first curtain even drops.
The production will be the first all black-backed show from the cast (Lupita, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh (far right below)) to the director (Leisel Tommy) to the writer (Danai Gurira) to the producers. It's mostly female driven as well. A YBF show indeed.
LaLa just joined the producing team, headed by Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey (far left), Paula Marie Black, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Kenny Ozoude, Michael Magers, Willette Klausner, Dominion Pictures, Emanon Productions, FG Productions, Scott & Molly Forstall, and the Public Theater. Associate producer Marvet Britto (center next to Lupita) brought LaLa into the production as she formerly represented her during her MTV years.
The "Power" and "Unforgettable" star said about the new gig:
“I am so thrilled to be joining a production filled with such powerful, talented women. Eclipsed is a stunning new play that demands to be seen, and to make my Broadway debut as a producer with it is an honor.
The production is also launching the 10,000 girls campaign where people can sponsor girls from the tri-state area and beyond who have never had the chance to experience Broadway. LaLa continued:
"I’m especially excited to join the production’s efforts to bring thousands of young women to see the show through its 10,000 Girls campaign. What an extraordinary opportunity to pave the way for the next generation of commanding young women."
Previews start February 23rd with opening night on March 6th at the Golden Theater. Loves it!
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