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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Delacorte Theater

May 21 - June 23

Estimated 2 hours and 20 minutes with a 20 minute intermission

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Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son, A Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. In this modern production, we find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.

Jamar Brathwaite

Jamar Brathwaite

Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks

Grantham Coleman

Grantham Coleman

Chuck Cooper

Chuck Cooper

Javen K. Crosby

Javen K. Crosby

Denzel DeAngelo Fields

Denzel DeAngelo Fields

Jeremie Harris

Jeremie Harris

Tayler Harris

Tayler Harris

Erik Laray Harvey

Erik Laray Harvey

Kai Heath

Kai Heath

Daniel Croix Henderson

Daniel Croix Henderson

Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Tiffany Denise Hobbs

Tiffany Denise Hobbs

Lateefah Holder

Lateefah Holder

LaWanda Hopkins

LaWanda Hopkins

Billy Eugene Jones

Billy Eugene Jones

Margaret Odette

Margaret Odette

Hubert Point-Du Jour

Hubert Point-Du Jour

William Roberson

William Roberson

Jaime Lincoln Smith

Jaime Lincoln Smith

Jazmine Stewart

Jazmine Stewart

Khiry Walker

Khiry Walker

Olivia Washington

Olivia Washington

Latra A. Wilson

Latra A. Wilson

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Opening night of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is sponsored by

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenny Leon

FEATURING
Jamar Brathwaite
(Ensemble), Danielle Brooks (Beatrice), Grantham Coleman (Benedick), Chuck Cooper (Leonato), Javen K. Crosby (Ensemble), Denzel DeAngelo Fields (Ensemble), Jeremie Harris (Claudio), Tayler Harris (Ensemble), Erik Laray Harvey (Antonio/Verges), Kai Heath (Messenger), Daniel Croix Henderson (Balthasar), Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (Friar Francis/Sexton), Tiffany Denise Hobbs (Ursula), Lateefah Holder (Dogberry), LaWanda Hopkins (Dancer), Billy Eugene Jones (Don Pedro), Margaret Odette (Hero), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Don John), William Roberson (Ensemble)Jaime Lincoln Smith (Borachio), Jazmine Stewart (Ensemble), Khiry Walker (Conrade/Ensemble), Olivia Washington (Margaret), and Latra A. Wilson (Dancer)

CREATIVE TEAM
Choreography Camille A. Brown
Scenic Design Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design Jessica Paz
Hair, Wig, and Make-Up Design Mia Neal
Composer Jason Michael Webb
Fight Director Thomas Schall
Voice and Text Kate Wilson

PRODUCTION NOTE
Production is in development please check back closer to your performance for specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

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