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Tony Award Winner

Closed June 19, 2016

For all its harrowing power, "Eclipsed," headlined by the Oscar winner Lupita Nyon'o, one of the most radiant young actors to be seen on Broadway in recent seasons, shines with a compassion that makes us see beyond the suffering to the indomitable humanit

The New York Times

Why See Eclipsed?

Lupita Nyong'o's broadway Debut

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o leads the Broadway transfer of this acclaimed play from Danai Gurira. Compassionate, witty and deeply moving, it is a portrait of the dehumanizing effects of war, and how women are usually the first victims of conflict. After a successful and critically lauded run in London, Eclipsed transferred across the pond to the Public Theater in 2015, where it enjoyed a critically lauded run and was extended twice.

Coming to America's attention for her Oscar-winning turn as Patsey in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong'o also starred in one of the most anticipated movies of recent times, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The rest of the cast also reprise their roles for this Broadway production.

What is Eclipsed About?

Set during the Liberian Civil War of 2003, Eclipsed is the story of a band of captive wives of a rebel officer. Through adversity they have formed an unlikely sisterhood to deal with the violence and struggle all around them. When a new girl is added to the group, tensions begin to surface quickly in their neglected corner of the compound.

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Previews from: 23 February 2016

Opening night: 6 March 2016

Run time

Two hours and 15 minutes

And before you stop reading

Images are taken from the 2015 Public Theater production.

Cast and Creative


Lupine Nyong'o as "The Girl" (Does not appear on Wednesday evenings)
Saycon Sengbloh as Helena
Pascale Armand as Bessie
Akosua Busia as Rita
Zainab Jah as Maimi


Directed by Liesl Tommy
Written by Danai Gurir
Scenic & Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Jen Schriever
Original Music & Sound Design by Broken Chord
Voice & Dialect by Beth McGuire.


2016 Tony Award Wins

Best Costume Design of a Play - Clint Ramos

2016 Tony Award Nominations

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Lupita N'yongo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Pascale Armand
Saycon Sengbloh
Best Costume Design of a Play
Clint Ramos
Best Direction of a Play
Liesl Tommy

2016 Drama Desk Award Wins

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Saycon Sengbloh

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