Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, and Akosua Busia take their bow on the opening night of Eclipsed.
Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, and Akosua Busia take their bow on the opening night of Eclipsed.
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The Broadway production of Danai Gurira's new drama Eclipsed officially opened at the John Golden Theatre on March 6.

The cast cheers as playwright Danai Gurira and director Liesl Tommy join them on stage.
The cast cheers as playwright Danai Gurira and director Liesl Tommy join them onstage.
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Directed by Liesl Tommy, the work comes to Broadway after a sold-out run at the Public Theater in 2015.

Lupita Nyong'o and Pascale Armand get a hug from director Liesl Tommy.
Lupita Nyong'o and Pascale Armand get a hug from director Liesl Tommy.
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Eclipsed is a look at the Liberian Civil War from the perspective of women held captive by a Liberian rebel officer. With the arrival of a new woman who can read, and the return of an old one who can kill, their possibilities are quickly transformed.

Director Liesl Tommy and playwright Danai Gurira (center) join the cast on stage for a bow.
Director Liesl Tommy (third from left) and playwright Danai Gurira (center) join the cast onstage for a bow.
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The company is led by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, who performs alongside Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, and Saycon Sengbloh.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o celebrates the opening night of her Broadway debut.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o celebrates the opening night of her Broadway debut.
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Following the show, the cast and their guests headed to Gotham Hall to celebrate.

The cast of ''Eclipsed': Zainab Jah, Akosua Busia, Lupita Nyong'o, Saycon Sengbloh and Pascale Armand.
The cast of Eclipsed: Zainab Jah, Akosua Busia, Lupita Nyong'o, Saycon Sengbloh, and Pascale Armand.
(© David Gordon)


Director Liesl Tommy (left) and playwright Danai Gurira (right) proudly join their cast for a snapshot.
Director Liesl Tommy (left) and playwright Danai Gurira (right) proudly join their cast for a snapshot.
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Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o walk the red carpet together.
Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o walk the red carpet together.
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Danai Gurira shows off her beautiful opening night gown.
Danai Gurira shows off her beautiful opening-night gown.
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Production understudies Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Ayesha Jordan, and Adeola Role smile for the cameras.
Production understudies Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Ayesha Jordan, and Adeola Role smile for the cameras.
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Eclipsed director Liesl Tommy (second from left) joins producers Alia Jones-Harvey, Stephen C. Byrd, Lala Anthony, and Marvet Britto for a group photo.
Eclipsed director Liesl Tommy (second from left) joins producers Alia Jones-Harvey, Stephen C. Byrd, La La Anthony, and Marvet Britto for a group photo.
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It's a Walking Dead reunion for TV castmates Danai Gurira and Tovah Feldshuh, who was on hand for the festivities.
It's a Walking Dead reunion for TV castmates Danai Gurira and Tovah Feldshuh, who was on hand for the festivities.
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Emmy winner Alfre Woodard is looking forward to seeing her 12 Years a Slave costar, Lupita Nyong'o, make her Broadway debut.
Emmy winner Alfre Woodard is looking forward to seeing her 12 Years a Slave costar Lupita Nyong'o make her Broadway debut.
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Iconic activist Gloria Steinem gets ready for a historic night at the theater.
Iconic activist Gloria Steinem gets ready for a historic night at the theater.
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Hamilton's Renée Elise Goldsberry walks the press line at the opening of Eclipsed.
Hamilton's Renée Elise Goldsberry walks the press line at the opening of Eclipsed.
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After a matinee of Aladdin, Courtney Reed heads over to the Golden Theatre for a night out.
After a matinee of Aladdin, Courtney Reed heads over to the Golden Theatre for a night out.
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Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill walk the red carpet before the show.
Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill walk the red carpet before the show.
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Fun Home Tony nominees Judy Kuhn and Beth Malone check out Eclipsed after their Sunday performance.
Fun Home Tony nominees Judy Kuhn and Beth Malone check out Eclipsed after their Sunday performance.
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It's date night for Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and his wife, Invisible Thread's Nicolette Robinson.
It's date night for Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and his wife, Invisible Thread's Nicolette Robinson.
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Film favorite John Turturro is ready to see Eclipsed on Broadway.
Film favorite John Turturro is ready to see Eclipsed on Broadway.
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Noted attorney Gloria Allred smiles for the cameras.
Noted attorney Gloria Allred smiles for the cameras.
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Power star Naturi Naughton is on hand for the opening of Eclipsed.
Power star Naturi Naughton is on hand for the opening of Eclipsed.
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Disaster stars Manoel Felciano, Kerry Butler, and Max Crumm are ready to see Lupita Nyong'o's Broadway debut.
Disaster! stars Manoel Felciano, Kerry Butler, and Max Crumm are ready to see Lupita Nyong'o's Broadway debut.
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Once Tony winner Steve Kazee gets ready for a night at the theater.
Once Tony winner Steve Kazee gets ready for a night at the theater.
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House of Cards cast member Eisa Davis proudly takes photos at the opening of Eclipsed.
House of Cards cast member Eisa Davis proudly takes photos at the opening of Eclipsed.
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Noises Off star Megan Hilty is excited to see Eclipsed on Broadway.
Noises Off star Megan Hilty is excited to see Eclipsed on Broadway.
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Tavi Gevinson currently stars in Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
Tavi Gevinson currently stars in Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
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Broadway favorite Lillias White loves an evening at the theater.
Broadway favorite Lillias White loves an evening at the theater.
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After a matinee of On Your Feet, Ana Villafańe heads across the street to the Golden for Eclipsed.
After a matinee of On Your Feet!, Ana Villafañe heads across the street to the Golden for Eclipsed.
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Orange Is the New Black cast member Jackie Cruz works the red carpet before the show.
Orange Is the New Black cast member Jackie Cruz works the red carpet before the show.
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