THEATER DISTRICT, Manhattan — Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o stars in "Eclipsed" on Broadway, the story of several women trapped in Liberia during the Civil War.
But it was the turmoil in a different African nation that brought her to tears at "Eclipsed" curtain call.
"In our story, we witness the power," Lupita Nyong'o said from the stage.
The cast of "Eclipsed" brought out a surprise star, U2's front man Bono, at their standing ovation curtain call after the Saturday matinee.
Bono, one of the most politically involved celebrities, was there to remember the 219 schoolgirls still missing after being abducted in Chibok, Nigeria two years ago.
"They were taken from their high school 747 days today," Bono said.
"If they were American or Irish girls, we'd get a daily report," he said.
Bono then named two girls missing —Lydia Habila and Rejoice Musa — and the audience repeated the names.
Several members of the audience were thrilled to be seated right behind Bono throughout "Eclipsed" and even more thrilled to find out why this activist rockstar was up on the stage.
"It was a fantastic tribute to these girls who have been lost for so long," Yadia Hinds said. "Just reminds me to hug my daughter. I am so grateful to have my child to hug."