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Lupita Nyong'o & Lea DeLaria Join Ensemble Casts at Obie Awards 2016

Lupita Nyong’o and Lea Delaria hit the red carpet at the 2016 Obie Awards on Monday (May 23) at Webster Hall in New York City.

The actresses were joined by the ensemble casts of their productions Eclipsed and Orange is the New Black, both of which were honored at the event.

Representing Orange is the New Black were Vicky Jeudy, Annie Golden, Emma Myles, Kimiko Glenn and Dale Soules, who joined their cast mates on stage in orange jumpsuits during the ceremony.

Joining Lupita from Eclipsed were Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Danai Gurira, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh.

Also in attendance were stars Ben Platt, Marlo Thomas, Leslie Odom Jr. and Maura Tierney.

FYI: Danai is wearing an Altuzarra top and skirt.

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Lupita Nyong'o Honored with Caricature at NYC's Sardi's

Lupita Nyong’o poses for a photo with her caricature at an unveiling event held at Sardi’s restaurant on Thursday afternoon (May 19) in New York City.

The 33-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by the cast of her Tony-nominated Broadway show Eclipsed, along with playwright Danai Gurira of The Walking Dead fame.

Lupita received a Tony nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her work in the show, which is also nominated for Best Play. Go see it now!

FYI: Lupita is wearing an Elie Saab dress.

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Connie Britton & Sophia Bush Support Lupita Nyong'o At 'Eclipsed'!

Connie Britton wraps her arm around Lupita Nyong’o while posing backstage at her Broadway play Eclipsed held at the Golden Theatre on Tuesday (May 17) in New York City.

The 49-year-old actress was joined by Sophia Bush and Urban Cowboy B&B representative Jersey Banks as they showed their support.

“Patience Jacob. Awa Abughe. These are the names of the 2 Nigerian girls acknowledged last night at the astonishing #Eclipsed on Broadway,” Connie captioned with her Instagram post. “They, along with their schoolmates in Chibok, were abducted by the Boko Haram, and have been missing for 765 days. Amazingly today we are getting a report of the first girl found since the abduction. She is traumatized and pregnant. And thank you to the incredible cast of @eclipsedbway for giving girls like these a face, a name, humanity. #knowhername #bringbackourgirls”

“The importance of @eclipsedbway cannot be overstated,” Sophia added. “The beauty of this play that personalizes, and personifies, the stories of women in a war-torn region, highlighting the #BringBackOurGirls abduction, reminding audiences that 219 girls from that school group are still held captive by Boko Haram, is something I fear I can’t adequately describe.”


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Audra McDonald Honored at New Dramatists Luncheon

Audra McDonald wears a beaming grin as she arrives at the New Dramatists Annual Luncheon on Thursday (May 12) at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

The Broadway icon was joined by stage stars including Lupita Nyong’o at the luncheon.

Audra was toasted by her fellow stage actors, including her Shuffle Along co-star Brian Stokes Mitchell.

“The boundless career forged by Audra McDonald’s drive to explore all the places her creative impulses lead, and the passion with which she has pursued her art is kindred to the playwrights working at New Dramatists and makes her an ideal honoree for our spring luncheon,” said Emily Morse, artistic director of New Dramatists (via Theater Mania).

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Lupita Nyong'o In Talks for Marvel's 'Black Panther'!

Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks to join Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film The Black Panther!

The 33-year-old Oscar winning actress would play the love interest for Chadwick‘s character of T’Challa/Black Panther, Variety reports.

Marvel first debuted the Black Panther character in Captain America: Civil War, and the standalone movie is set for February 16, 2018.

Creed‘s Ryan Coogler is on board to direct. Andy Serkis is also rumored to have a role in the film.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from Marvel!

Lupita Nyong'o's 'Queen of Katwe' Poster Debuts!

Check out the first poster for Lupita Nyong’o‘s new film Queen of Katwe.

“The #QueenOfKatwe poster is here! PS: can’t wait for you to learn the story of Phiona Mutesi & meet Madina Nalwanga!” Lupita tweeted out to her fans after the poster debuted.

The film is about a young girl from Uganda who trains to become a world chess champion. David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, and more star in the film, which will hit theaters on September 23.

Stay tuned for the film’s trailer, which should be released soon! See a bigger version of the poster below…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lupita Nyong'o, & More Attend Tony Awards 2016 Nominee Reception

Lin-Manuel Miranda steps out in purple while attending the 2016 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Reception on Wednesday (May 4) in New York City.

The 36-year-old Hamilton star was joined by fellow nominees, including Jane Krakowski, Sara Bareilles, Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Williams, Laura Benanti, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Lange, Leslie Odom Jr., Megan Hilty, Danielle Brooks, Jonathan Groff, Michael Shannon, and Zachary Levi.

In case you missed it, check out the complete list of nominations for this year’s ceremony!

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