A Tough Eclipse ReBlog Day 17/18

19ECLIPSE-tmagArticleDay 17/18 #TonyAwards2016 – Best Play
As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 17 of 18
Eclipsed
Up for 6 #TonyAwards
Including:
Best Play – #DanaiGurira
Best Leading Actress- #LupitaNyongo
Best Featured Actress – #PascaleArmand
Best Featured Actress – #SayconSengbloh
Best Costume Design – #ClintRamos
Best Direction – #LieslTommy
also up for
2 @Drama League Award nominations
5 @Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, won for Outstanding Featured Actress – Armand
6 @Lucille Lortel Award nominations
Honoree Theatre World Award for Oustanding Debut Performance – Nyongo
Honoree Lilly awards for Playwrighting – Gurira

Here’s what I had to say about it:

“We know it’s not going to be all sunshine and lollipops. But what I wasn’t prepared for was the playful innocence of the writing and the deep maternal care that we are witness to…Danai Gurira writes dialogue between these young adult women that is both fun, flirtatious, and caring…Beautifully directed with unflinching honesty by Liesl Tommy, ‘Eclipsed’ makes us painfully aware of the history and the terror of these women’s lives.” Full Review 
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