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Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Common & Andre Holland At "Eclipsed" Opening Night + Oprah Winfrey & Ava Duvernay At "Belief" NYC Premiere


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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o and playwright Danai Gurira celebrated the opening of "Eclipsed" last night while Oprah Winfrey's"Belief" had its NYC premiere. See pics from both inside...

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Last night, The Public Theater presented the opening night of "Eclipsed," a play written by "The Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira (above, right).

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"Eclipsed" (which tells the story of survival and resilience) was directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and stars our beloved Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut.

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Over on Instagram, Lupita celebrated her debut with the caption, "#Aboutlastnight So happy to have the Opening of #EclipsedPlay happen @publictheaterny. The intimacy with the audience in the LuEsther theater is precious for us as actors. Thank you for all the support!"

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Here's the full cast: Saycon Sengbloh, playwright Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, director Liesl Tommy, Zainab Jah, Lupita Nyong'o and Oskar Eustis.

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Here's the director Liesl Tommy with Danai.

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"OITNB" star Danielle Brooks rocked an all-black look, which she topped off with a black leather jacket.

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Oscar-winner Common posed with actor Andre Holland, whom he appeared with in Selma.


Also in New York City...

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Oprah Winfrey hosted the NYC premiere of "Belief" last night at The Times Center.  We told you about the event a few weeks ago.  It takes viewers on a seven day spiritual journey starting October 18th at 8pm ET/PT. It features some of the world’s most fascinating spiritual journeys told through the eyes of the believers.

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During a chat with "EXTRA" on the red carpet, Oprah explain why she decided to produce "Belief" and how it represents the purpose of her OWN network. 

“I'm really excited because you know at a time when I was going through challenges, building a network, trying to figure out what will the audience respond to… I literally sat down with myself and thought, what is it that I really want to say… It’s about looking at stories around the world that show what people believe and how we’re all connected.”

In the video above, Oprah also speaks about Lamar Odom and the struggle with addiction.


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Tony-award winner Phylicia Rashad looked like royalty.

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TV ONE personality Roland Martin came out to support the Oprah project.

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Common and Andre also headed over to the "Belief" premiere.

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Gayle King posed with Dr. Oz and his lovely wife Lisa.

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Award-winning director Ava DuVernay was there.  In case you missed it, Ava is on-board to write, direct and exec produce a new OWN drama, which is adapted from the novel “Queen Sugar” by Natalie Baszile.

"Queen Sugar" tells the story of a spirited woman and her teenage daughter who leave their upscale L.A. life to move to an 800-acre Louisiana sugar cane farm she inherited from her recently departed father. 

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Singer India.Arie looked "peaceful" as usual.

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New personality Janet Mock struck a few poses.

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TODAY show anchor and MSNBC host Tamron Hall rocked an amazing forest green dress.  Recently, Tamron rocked a fake nose ring while on TODAY.  Check it out here.  It looked nice on her.



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