Broadway Premiere of OHIO STATE MURDERS Finds Complete Cast

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The cast of Ohio State Murders | Photo : Courtesy of Polk

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October 17, 2022 1:45 PM
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The cast for the Broadway premiere of Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders is now complete. Joining the previously announced Audra McDonald, Bryce Pinkham, and Lizan Mitchell will be Mister Fitzgerald, Abigail Stephenson, Brett Diggs, Brooke Gardner, Christina Pedersen, and Gayle Samuels.

Tony-winner director Kenny Leon helms the production, which will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre. Previews begin November 11 with an opening night set for December 8.

The creative team for Ohio State Murders includes set designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Allen Lee Hughes, sound designer Justin Ellington, projection designer Jeff Sugg, and wig/hair/make-up designer J. Jared Janas. The production will also feature original music by Dwight Andrews and casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

Kennedy is set to make her Broadway debut with Ohio State Murders at age 91. Earlier this year, the playwright was awarded the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Only four other dramatists have been awarded the honor:  Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, and Arthur Miller. Her other plays include Funnyhouse of a Negro, June and Jean in Concert, and Sleep Deprivation Chamber, the latter she co-authored with her son Adam Kennedy.

Ohio State Murders follows writer Suzanne Alexander (McDonald) as she returns to her alma mater as a guest speaker. As she explores the violent themes in her works, a dark mystery begins to threaten her visit to the university.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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