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“Hypnotic. It leaves a lasting chill in the bones. Adrienne Kennedy is surely one of the finest living American playwrights.”
The New York Times


Please Join Us
Theatre for a New Audience’s Benefit
Celebrating an Historic Broadway Premiere

Thursday, December 1, 2022
8:00 PM Performance
Running Time: 75 minutes

138 W 48th Street, New York, NY 10036


Post-Performance Reception: 9:30 PM

The Capital Grille
120 W 51st Street, New York, NY 10020
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)


Premium Seats

$1,250 each ($900 tax-deductible)

Tickets and Donations: Olivia Laskin, 646-553-3894;


Please Reserve by Monday, November 21, 2022


If you cannot join us for the benefit on December 1, please consider helping to make the event a success by making a gift of any size to support our annual fund with a gift of your choosing. All gifts support Theatre for a New Audience’s productions and programs, including arts in education programs in New York City Public Schools and creative development opportunities for artists.

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Please join us December 1 for the Theatre for a New Audience benefit celebrating the historic Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by the great American author Adrienne Kennedy. At age 94, it will be Ms. Kennedy’s very long overdue Broadway debut when Ohio State Murders opens the newly named James Earl Jones Theatre.

Ohio State Murders is a haunting, provocative mystery and filled with “nail-biting suspense” (The New York Times). The cast of this Broadway production is led by six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald—“the undisputed queen of live theater” (Variety). Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play), McDonald plays a famous writer who returns to her alma mater to finally reveal the truth of what happened when she was a student there.

In 2007, Theatre for a New Audience was honored to produce the Off-Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders and in 2018, the world premiere of Kennedy’s He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box.

Earlier this year, Adrienne Kennedy was awarded the Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Drama, one of only five recipients in history. The other awardees are Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, and Arthur Miller. Thank you for considering supporting TFANA and being with us to experience Adrienne Kennedy’s art and her mesmerizing Ohio State Murders on Broadway.