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Bono Joins Lupita Nyong'o and Eclipsed to Launch #BringBackOurGirls Dedications

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Bono joins the cast of Eclipsed onstage at the John Golden Theatre.
(© Allison Stock)

Music superstar Bono joined Lupita Nyong'o and the cast of Broadway's Eclipsed on April 30 to launch the first in a weeklong series of dedications to the abducted and still missing 219 schoolgirls of Chibok, Northern Nigeria.

Bono dedicates the performance to two young women abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.
(© Allison Stock)

In a brief speech, Bono read aloud the names of two of the girls abducted from the Chibok School by the Boko Haram in April 2014, an international tragedy that spawned the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Bono asks the audience to say the names of two girls abducted from their school in Northern Nigeria in 2014.
(© Allison Stock)

Written by Danai Gurira and directed by Liesl Tommy, 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. Oscar winner Nyong'o stars alongside Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, and Saycon Sengbloh.

Lupita Nyong'o reads a speech as her costars and Bono look on.
(© Allison Stock)

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