Mister Fitzgerald and Audra McDonald in Ohio State Murders. Photo by Richard Termine.

Ohio State Murders to Close Early on Broadway

Ohio State Murders starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald has announced it will close this month on January 15, 2023 at the James Earl Jones Theatre. The play, which marked the Broadway debut of 91-year-old playwright Adrienne Kennedy, was originally set to close on February 12, 2023.

In addition to McDonald, Ohio State Murders also stars Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell, Mister Fitzgerald, Abigail Stephenson, with understudies Brett Diggs, Brooke Gardner, Christian Pedersen, and Gayle Samuels. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon directs the production which began previews on Friday, November 11, 2022, and officially opened on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

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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