Audra To Star In Adrienne Kennedy Play

Playbill tells us: ‘Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (above) will return to Broadway in Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State MurdersKenny Leon will helm the production with additional casting, a creative team, a theatre, and dates to be announced in the coming months.
This isn’t the first time McDonald and Leon have tackled Kennedy’s work. (The playwright is pictured below.) A digital reading of the play aired earlier this year as part of Broadway’s Best Shows’ Spotlight on Plays series.
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A member of the Theater Hall of Fame and an Obie Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Kennedy is a playwright, lecturer, and author. Her other works include Funnyhouse of a NegroJune and Jean in Concert, and Sleep Deprivation Chamber. “I am so thrilled. It’s only taken me 65 years to make it to Broadway!” said Kennedy.
Ohio State Murders follows fiction author Suzanne Alexander as she returns to Ohio State University to talk about the violence in her writing. Soon after arriving, however, a dark mystery unravels.

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