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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), it is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience—and this production is a new play by a woman on Broadway 2016 season.


Opening & Closing Dates
Type & Version
Mar 06, 2016 – Jun 19, 2016
Play / Original
John Golden Theatre, NY, USA



Lupita Nyong’o – Broadway debut The Girl
Pascale Armand – Bessie
Akosua Busia – Rita
Zainab Jah – Broadway debut Maima
Saycon Sengbloh – Helena
Standby: Ayesha Jordan (The Girl)
Understudies: Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Bessie, Maima), Ayesha Jordan (Maima) and Adeola Role (Helena, Rita)


Written by Danai Gurira
Original music by Broken Chord
Directed by Liesl Tommy
Associate Director: Kyle Brown
Scenic Design by Clint Ramos
Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Jen Schriever
Sound Design by Broken Chord
Hair and Wig Design by Cookie Jordan
Make-Up Design by Cookie Jordan; Associate Scenic Design: Ryan Howell
Associate Costume Design: Christopher Vergara
Associate Lighting Design: Ben Green
Associate Sound Design: Michael Prieto
Production Manager: Aurora Productions and Tech Production Services, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Diane DiVita
Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam
Voice and Dialect Coach Beth McGuire

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.

Also starring PASCALE ARMAND (The Trip to Bountiful), AKOSUA BUSIA (The Color Purple, film), ZAINAB JAH (“Law & Order: SVU”) and SAYCON SENGBLOH (Motown).