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First Preview: Feb 01, 2016

Opening Date: Feb 01, 2016

Closing Date: Jun 19, 2016

Running Time: 02:15

Eclipsed Show Site Icon

Playing @

John Golden Theatre

252 W 45th St New York, NY 10036

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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)

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.


Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Strong subject matter

TDF Tickets Offers:

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Full-price tickets

$77 - $146

Lottery & Rush

SAME-DAY STUDENT RUSH TICKETS are available at the box office when it opens. $39 per ticket, limit two tickets per person. Valid student ID required. Availability is limited.



Quotation Mark

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater, Eclipsed has moved uptown to the John Golden Theatre. Its arrival marks Gurira's Broadway debut as a playwright (she appeared as an actor in the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone). At the same time, her new comedy, Familiar, has audiences rolling in the aisles at Playwrights Horizons. Gurira seems to be having a well-deserved moment right now. Few American playwrights are as versatile and thought-provoking, as this excellent production proves that at every turn.


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Under the bright lights of Broadway, where escapist fare or genteel revivals most often thrive, Ms. Gurira’s play, directed with clarity and force by Liesl Tommy, reminds us of something profoundly important, and perhaps too easily forgotten amid our own country’s continuing racial troubles: African lives matter.

-----New York Times

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Lupita Nyong’o spends the opening moments of “Eclipsed” hidden from sight. As soon as this “12 Years a Slave” Oscar winner is exposed, however, there’s no concealing the fact that she is a natural in her Broadway debut — powerful, poignant, thoroughly convincing as a 15-year-old girl surviving any way she can during wartime in Africa. It’s a common lament that there are no good roles for women. But Danai Gurira, a playwright and actress known as Michonne on “The Walking Dead,” has packed this harrowing, albeit sometimes heavy-handed, 2008 drama with five of them. 

------New York Daily News

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Wheelchair Info

Four ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional.


Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.


There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.


Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: South side of 45th St.(east of Shubert Alley) between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps

(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.


Double doors in series: 1st set (each 28.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St. to Ticket Lobby with push-button control, incline up to 2nd set (each 28", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.

Box Office

Ticket lobby. Counters 43". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.


Womens and Mens: Lower lounge. Down nineteen steps with continuous handrails. Wheelchair accessible restroom off premises. Assistance available.

Water Fountain

Lower lounge, in restrooms.


Lower lounge. Coin slot at 54". Cord 29". Volume control. TTY, shelf and electric outlet.

Assisted Listening System

Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Folding Armrests

Nine row-end seats with folding armrests.

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Visual Assistance

Low vision seats available for purchase in person, online, or over the phone.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.