The Exonerated

The acclaimed "The Exonerated" is based on interviews of six death row inmates released due to definitive or virtually certain proof of innocence. It's running at 45 Bleecker St. by the #6 Bleecker stop; and a block and a half from the B, D & F Broadway-Lafayette stop.  The NY Times' rave review is at

After the following performances, Project Steering Committee Member Ronald J. Tabak of Skadden Arps LLP has organized & will moderate actively the talk-backs indicated below.  For these performances only, tickets normally $75 are $49.50 via code RTEXORG.   Student tickets are always $30.  

This Wed. November 7, at 8 pm; followed by:  “The New York Death Penalty: Federal-Style”. Guest speaker: U.S. Senior District Judge Frederic Block, of the Eastern District of New York, author of the new book, Disrobed. Judge Block recently was a big hit at our litigation lunch.

Wed. November 14, at 8 pm; followed by: “When Innocence Isn’t Enough: How Homicide Survivors’ Efforts Led to CT’s Abolishing the Death Penalty”: Guest speaker: Dr. Gail Canzano, clinical psychologist and family member of a murder victim. Along with other survivors of homicide victims, she played a key role in Connecticut’s recent abolition of the death penalty

Tues. November 20, at 8 pm; followed by: “The Death Penalty from Here to Guantanamo”. Guest speaker: Denny LeBoeuf, Director of the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project

Wed.  November 28 at 8 pm; followed by: “New York’s Death Penalty Saga”. Guest speaker: Our own Of Counsel, former NY Chief Judge Judith Kaye, who led NY's highest court when it issued all of its decisions re the NY death penalty law enacted in 1995, & who participated in at least one particularly important decision re an earlier death penalty law. 

Fri. November 30 at 7 pm (note special time); followed by: “Incompetent Lawyers and the Conviction of the Innocent.”  Guest speaker:

Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights and Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

You may order in these ways:  Online:; by phone: (866) 811-4111; in person: Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St. (at Lafayette St.): box office opens 1 hour pre-show.

Based on availability, all previous & future The Exonerated ticket holders are welcome to attend post-show talkbacks.  They begin at about 9:35 pm (8:35 pm on Nov. 30) & end before 10:30 pm (9:30 pm on Nov. 30).