Bryce Pinkham & Lizan Mitchell
Bryce Pinkham & Lizan Mitchell

Bryce Pinkham & Lizan Mitchell Join Broadway Cast of Ohio State Murders

The upcoming Broadway production of Ohio State Murders has announced cast members joining Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, along with the full creative team.

Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) and Lizan Mitchell (On Sugarland, Cullud Wattah) will star alongside McDonald this fall when the play opens at the James Earl Jones Theatre. Additional casting will be announced soon.

The creative team for Ohio State Murders includes set design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes, costume design by Dede Ayite, sound design by Justin Ellington, and projections design by Jeff Sugg.

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre with performances beginning Friday, November 11, 2022, ahead of officially opening Thursday, December 8, 2022. Tickets are now on sale for the strictly limited engagement.

“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.

When writer Suzanne Alexander (Audra McDonald) returns to her alma mater as a guest speaker, in which she explores the violence in her works, a dark mystery unravels. Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders is an intriguing and unusual suspense play, as well as a social pertinent look at the destructiveness of racism in our society.

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