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Eclipsed on Broadway

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KudosEclipsed who made theater history as the first all-female cast and creative on Broadway. The all-star cast lead by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armond, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jab, and Seycon Sengbloh has been stunning critics and audiences with the bold production directed by Liesl Tommy. The dramatic play written by playwright and actress (The Walking Dead) Danai Gurira tells the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. The stunning production has been packing in audiences at the Golden Theatre in New York City since opening on March 6, 2016.

First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have attended the show. Tony Award winning theater producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey Jones (The Trip to Bountiful, Romeo and Juliet, A Streetcar Named Desire) were joined by La La Anthony to mount the Broadway production after the successful run at the Public Theatre. The production gives back to the community by supporting the 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.

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