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Photos/Video: First Look at Audra McDonald and More in OHIO STATE MURDERS, Opening Tonight!

The play opens tonight at the James Earl Jones Theatre.

Ohio State Murders officially opens tonight on Broadway. Starring Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, Ohio State Murders is the first show to play at the renamed and renovated James Earl Jones Theatre. Check out all new photos and video clips from the play below!

Ohio State Murders also stars Tony Award Nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell (On Sugarland, Trojan Women), Mister Fitzgerald, and Abigail Stephenson, with understudies Brett Diggs, Brooke Gardner, Christian Pedersen and Gayle Samuels.

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.

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

Photo Credit: Richard Termine

Ohio State Murders
Audra McDonald and Bryce Pinkham

Ohio State Murders
Audra McDonald

Ohio State Murders
Mister Fitzgerald and Audra McDonald

Ohio State Murders
Audra McDonald, Lizan Mitchell, and Mister Fitzgerald

Ohio State Murders
Audra McDonald and Abigail Stephenso

Ohio State Murders
Audra McDonald



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