Nyong'o wore a gorgeous emerald Balmain dress at the opening night party for her Broadway debut in Eclipsed.

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Gillian Koenig
Mar 07, 2016 @ 11:15 am

Lupita Nyong’o has us seeing green. The Oscar-winning actress stunned in a gorgeous emerald Balmain dress Sunday night at the opening night party for her Broadway debut in Eclipsed.

Proving again her A-List status as not only an actress but also a fashion force, Nyong’o caught all eyes in a sleeveless green lace ensemble, boasting elegant ruffles and a striking deep V-neck. With hair pulled back, the actress accented the look with a peach lip and matching peach nails, finishing it off with dramatic blue eye shadow and gold chandelier earrings.

Before the curtain went up, the Yale grad and Kenya native took to Instagram to share her excitement and some behind-the-scene details about the play.

Posting a picture of a colorful handwritten list on her personal stationary, Nyong’o wrote, “Happy opening to us! @eclipsedbway A few things to know before you see ECLISPED (Part 1): This is my Broadway debut! Such a thrill. I can’t believe it.”

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Happy Opening to us! @eclipsedbway A few things to know before you see ECLIPSED (Part 1): 1. This is my Broadway debut! Such a thrill. I can’t believe it. 2. We are the first play on Broadway to be written, directed and performed by ALL WOMEN. Making history!  3. Liberia is a country on the West African coast that was founded by freed and free-born African-Americans, and was thus a colony of the United States'. 4. The play takes place during the Second Liberian Civil War when the Women’s Peace Movement helped bring an end to the war in 2003 through nonviolence movements, including a sex strike. 5. Leymah Gbowee, who started the initiative won the Nobel Peace Prize! 6. I first played my character as an understudy in Drama School. I never went on, and I promised myself back then that I would play "The Girl" some day, somehow, somewhere, so it’s mindblowing to get to do it on Broadway.

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Things to know before you see ECLIPSED (Part 2) @eclipsedbway: 7. The Liberian constitution flag were modeled after the United States’. The flag contains one star. This is why Liberia is called Africa’s Lone Star state. 8. Liberia is Africa's oldest republic. The capital city is Monrovia, named after American President James Monroe. 9. Being in the play is an emotionally intense experience for me, and it means a lot to me to see your bright faces afterwards at the stage door each night. Thank you! 10. Some of the countries represented in our cast and crew are: Kenya, Liberia, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Ghana, USA, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Philippines. 11. Before the curtain goes up, you can typically find me knitting backstage! It helps calm the nerves :) 12. The play opens today, March 6th! AAAH! Visit EclipsedBroadway.com to get tickets. See you there!

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Number 11 on the list? “Before the curtain goes up, you can typically find me knitting backstage,” she wrote. “It helps calm the nerves!” She's a woman of many talents!

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