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The previously announced Broadway production of Adrienne Kennedy Ohio State Murders, featuring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, has set its venue and dates. The show will reopen the new James Earl Jones Theatre, formerly called the Cort Theatre, in November.
Performances will begin on November 11 before opening night on December 8. The full cast and creative team have yet to be announced.
Directed by Kenny Leon, Ohio State Murders centers on a teacher, Suzanne Alexander (McDonald), returns to her alma mater to discuss the violence in her writing. There, she faces a dark, real-life mystery that highlights the destruction wrought by racism.
The production, first announced in November, marks the Broadway debut of 91-year-old experimental playwright Adrienne Kennedy. Kennedy had a 65-year career in theater, with his Off-Broadway shows earning him three Obie Awards, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Obie Award and a place in the American Theater Hall of Fame.
McDonald is the most awarded stage actress of all time with six awards and at least one in all four female acting categories. She was last on Broadway in the 2019 revival of Frankie and Johnny at Moonlightfacing Michael Shannon.
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