Eclipsed Playwright Danai Gurira on How She Landed Lupita Nyong’o

first_img View Comments Danai Gurira is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. Not only does she have a starring role on The Walking Dead, but her play Eclipsed is currently wrapping up a successful run at the Public before moving to Broadway. Gurira stopped by The Tonight Show on November 25 to chat about her projects and how she landed Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o to lead her production. “She emailed me and said: ‘Danai, I really want to get back on stage and I want to do it with your play,'” says Gurira, who went on to admit to host Jimmy Fallon: “I’m still pinching myself.” Check out the interview below; Eclipsed will begin previews at the Golden Theatre on February 23, 2016. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Related Shows Eclipsedlast_img

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