Contact: Matt Polk / Alana Karpoff / Alex Seeley
OHIO STATE MURDERS
Starring Audra McDonald
A Play by Adrienne Kennedy
Directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon
Dates will be announced in the coming months
“One of the finest living American playwrights…”(The New York Times), Obie Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame, Adrienne Kennedy will make her Broadway debut with this production at age 90. A well-known prize-winning playwright as well as lecturer and author who has been contributing to American theater for over six decades, Kennedy is best known for her plays such as Funnyhouse of a Negro (Obie Award), June and Jean in Concert (Obie Award), Sleep Deprivation Chamber (Obie Award) and numerous other plays and books.
OHIO STATE MURDERS is an unusual look at the destructiveness of racism in the United States. When Suzanne Alexander (Audra McDonald), a fictional African American writer, returns to Ohio State University to talk about the violence in her writing, a dark mystery unravels.
Dates, casting and the creative team will be announced in the coming months.
The producing team for OHIO STATE MURDERS is led by Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Jayne Baron Sherman and Irene Gandy.