STAGE TUBE: Bono Joins ECLIPSED Cast Onstage to Honor Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
Yesterday, April 30th, 2016, Bono joined the cast of ECLIPSED onstage after the matinee performance to begin a new tradition at the show. From here on out, each performance will be dedicated to two of the 219 schoolgirls who were abducted in Nigeria two years ago.
Bono reminded the audience, "They were taken from their high school 747 days today." He added, "If they were American or Irish girls, we'd get a daily report."
Bono and the cast named two of the missing girls, Lydia Habila and Rejoice Musa, and then requested the audience to repeat their names.
Watch the coverage of their moving tribute below.
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. 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.
ECLIPSED is proud to participate in 10,000 Girls, an initiative to bring ten thousand girls to see the show. These young women would be from the Tri-State area between the ages of 16 to 24, and would likely never have the opportunity to attend a Broadway show. For more information, visit www.tenthousandgirls.com.