Run Time:
Two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: March 6, 2016
Closing: June 19, 2016

Eclipsed - 2016 - Broadway History , Info & More

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)
252 West 45th St. New York, NY

On the heels of her Academy Award-winning, breakout performance in 12 Years a Slave, LUPITA NYONG'O stunned critics and audiences in the Public Theater's sold-out hit ECLIPSED- the "scorching and powerful" (The Guardian) new play by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress DANAI GURIRA (star of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and co-author of In the Continuum). Now, the global star makes her Broadway debut in this "must-see" (NBC New York) production written, directed and performed entirely by female artists.

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.

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BWW Review: Broadway Transfer of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED Is a Major Achievement
9 / 10

Plays about the different ways women choose to respond to institutionalized rape during wartime are not standard Broadway fare, and ECLIPSE's transfer from its October-opening run at The Public Theater, should be considered a major achievement, no doubt accelerated by the facts that the playwright is known for her acting role on the popular television series THE WALKING DEAD, and one-fifth of its superb ensemble is Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o.

Broadway Review: ‘Eclipsed’ Starring Lupita Nyong’o
8 / 10

When experienced in the intimacy of the Public's LuEsther Theater earlier this season, Danai Gurira's searing drama about women's roles in the Liberian civil war had an extraordinarily visceral impact. With only 177 seats in the house, audience and performers seemed to be breathing the same air. One wondered whether that connection would be broken when the show moved to a much larger Broadway theater. Not to worry. The 900-seat Golden Theater was originally designed to be an intimate house, a good fit for small-scaled, serious plays, of which "Eclipsed" is decidedly one. And while the $95 top-priced ticket was a draw for downtown theatergoers, at a new top of $145, the show hits the sweet spot for the serious New York theater crowd - the ideal audience for this intense drama - that often feels overlooked and underserved on Broadway.

VIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED Experience
by Michael Dale - June 17, 2016

As the Broadway run of Danai Gurira's groundbreaking drama comes to an end, the three Tony-nominated women offer their thoughts.

2016 Tony-Award Nominated Best Play ECLIPSED Will Have West Coast Premiere Engagement at The Curran Next Spring
by Louisa Brady - June 5, 2016

Playwright Danai Gurira and director Liesl Tommy joined the cast of Broadway's Eclipsed tonight where she surprised the audience during the curtain call and announced plans for Carole Shorenstein Hays to bring the Tony Award-nominated play to the Curran for a limited engagement next spring. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the most iconic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with Wally Hays (Deputy Director of the Curran) were there for the announcement and dedicated the evening's performance to two of the abducted and still missing 218 schoolgirls of Chikbok, Northern Nigeria, and abducted girls all around the world, as part of the show's ongoing series of dedications that was launched by U2 lead singer Bono and Ms. Gurira last month.

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Clint Ramos Talks Designing Sets & Costumes for ECLIPSED
by Caryn Robbins - June 3, 2016

Today, the talented designer speaks exclusively with BWW about the unique challenges and innovations involved in designing both costumes and sets for Danai Gurira's Tony nominated play.

ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her.

ECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Play
by Caryn Robbins - June 12, 2016

Clint Ramos has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for ECLIPSED. He also served as scenic designer for the production.

Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, Oscar winner & Eclipsed Tony Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o was joined by Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira and some of her Eclipsed costars for the caricature unveiling in honor of her Broadway debut in and recent Tony Award nomination!BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below!

BWW TV: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Dedicates Performance to Rescued Amina Ali
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2016

Just yesterday, Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira appeared onstage for a special curtain call at today's matinee of Eclipsed to dedicate the performance to Amina Ali, the Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped and was rescued from the Boko Haram late yesterday after 764 days in captivity.

Tony Awards Close-Up: Saycon Sengbloh Is Over the Moon About Her ECLIPSED Nomination!
by Nicole Rosky - June 5, 2016

ECLIPSED marks Saycon Sengbloh's eighth Broadway production, and yet it is the first time that she's gotten to show what she's got in a non-musical role. Well now she has earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her portrayal of 'Wife #1' and she couldn't be more thrilled about it!

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - ECLIPSED's Saycon Sengbloh
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in  featured Role in a Play nominee Saycon Sengbloh, as captured by Walter McBride!

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Sees Nothing Small in Danai Gurira's Powerful Drama
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016

the Oscar-winner and Tony nominee responds to a reporters inquiry as to why she's in a 'small play.'

STAGE TUBE: Bono Joins ECLIPSED Cast Onstage to Honor Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

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. Watch the coverage of their moving tribute here.

Broadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirls
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2016

On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Broadway play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira - a story about the navigation of five women through the vicious Liberian civil war - observed a moment of silence during the curtain call to honor of the hundreds of missing girls who, in 2014 were abducted by members of Boko Haram, a terrorist group, at the Chibok school in Northern Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls.

VIDEO: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Pledges To 'Love Our Girls'
by Michael Dale - April 14, 2016

Born on February 14th, the actor/playwright is asking people to dedicate the 14th of every month to making people aware of everyday atrocities against girls.

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o 'Enjoying Every Moment' of Broadway Debut
by Caryn Robbins - April 14, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by today's "LIVE" today to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about making her Broadway debut in ECLIPSED.

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Pulls April Fools Day Prank on Cast-Mates
by Michael Dale - April 4, 2016

The Oscar-winner has a little fun with the other members of ECLIPSED's superb acting ensemble.

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - March 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women.

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - March 15, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about making her Broadway debut in the new play ECLIPSED. The actress discussed being an understudy for the role while a student at Yale Drama School.

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Visit ECLIPSED
by Louisa Brady - March 13, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray visited the all-female, multi-ethnic, history-making cast of Eclipsed backstage after Friday's performance at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway. They asked the actors how they decompress after performing. Lupita Nyong 'o described how they take time to commune together before every performance and then again, after the show. The Mayor and First Lady signed the guest book, commending the individual performers and their powerful synergy. Scroll down to see photos from the visit!

StageNotes Unveils ECLIPSED Digital Curriculum on International Women's Day
by BWW News Desk - March 8, 2016

To coincide with International Women's Day, Broadway curriculum publisher StageNotes has unveiled an official digital toolkit inspired by the powerful new play, ECLIPSED, written by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress Danai Gurira, which is now playing on Broadway at the Golden Theatre.


Eclipsed has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015 and Broadway which opened in 2016.
Best Play and , Best Costume Design of a Play for Clint Ramos and Best Direction of a Play for Liesl Tommy.
Best Costume Design of a Play for Clint Ramos, Best Direction of a Play for Liesl Tommy, .
Eclipsed has been nominated for several awards. Lupita Nyong'o was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards. Danai Gurira's play was nominated for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards, and also for Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Clint Ramos was nominated for Outstanding Costume Design at The Lortels, and Liesl Tommy was nominated for Outstanding Director at The Lortels.
Eclipsed has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Lupita Nyong'o, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Danai Gurira, Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Danai Gurira, Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Clint Ramos, and Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Liesl Tommy.



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