Photo Coverage: Trailblazing Women Gather at the Golden Theatre for the First Broadway Preview of ECLIPSED!

By: Feb. 24, 2016
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The new American play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira just began Broadway previews last night, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh. ECLIPSED, directed by Liesl Tommy, will open on March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street).

ECLIPSED marks a historic moment on Broadway: the first time the cast, director, and playwright are composed entirely of female artists, fitting for a production that so stunningly chronicles the experiences of a group of very resilient women. To celebrate, the show hosted some of the industry's other trailblazing and history-making women for the first preview. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below!

ECLIPSED originally played a sold-out engagement at The Public Theater, which closed on November 29 after having been twice-extended during its celebrated run. The production marks the fastest-selling new play in recent Public history, with a bevy of starry audience members in attendance over the course of the run including luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Sally Field,Chris Rock, Alfre Woodard, Harry Belafonte, and Common, among many others.

ECLIPSED is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Directed by South African-born Liesl Tommy (The Good Negro, Appropriate), ECLIPSED is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience-and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Daphne Rubin-Vega

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Stephen C. Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey

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Eden Duncan-Smith

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Deborah Cox

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Sarah Ruhl

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Gail Simmons

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Danai Gurira

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Danai Gurira, Liesl Tommy

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Danai Gurira, Liesl Tommy

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Liesl Tommy, Stephen C. Byrd

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Misty Copeland

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Kathleen Turner

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Somi

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Mira Nair and guest

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Leslie Lewis

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Akosua Busia

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Zainab Jah

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Pascale Armand

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Saycon Sengbloh

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Lupita Nyong'o

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Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand,

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Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia

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Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia

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Danai Gurira, Saycon Sengbloh

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Pascale Armand, Zainab Jah, Liesl Tommy, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Akosua Busia

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The cast and creative team of ECLIPSED with trailblazing women of theatre

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Saycon Sengbloh, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Zainab Jah, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Akosua Busia

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Zainab Jah, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Akosua Busia

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Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o

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Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o




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