Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

The Public Theater launches its 2019 free Shakespeare in the Park season with Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.

Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy was previously staged at the Delacorte Theater in 1972, 1988, 2004, and 2014.

Tickets are distributed for free in Central Park on a first come, first-served basis on the morning of each performance.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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About Much Ado About Nothing:

In this modern production, a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication, 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.

By:
William Shakespeare
Producer:
Public Theater / Shakespeare in the Park
Director:
Kenny Leon
Lighting:
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound:
Jessica Paz
Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Choreography:
Camille A. Brown
Costume:
Emilio Sosa
Cast list:
Danielle Brooks (as Beatrice), Grantham Coleman (as Benedick), Chuck Cooper (as Leonato), Jeremie Harris (as Claudio), Erik Laray Harvey (as Antonio/Verges), Daniel Croix Henderson (as Balthasar), Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (as Friar Francis/Sexton), Tiffany Denise Hobbs (as Ursula), Lateefah Holder (as Dogberry), Billy Eugene Jones (as Don Pedro), Margaret Odette (as Hero), Hubert Point-Du Jour (as Don John), Jaime Lincoln Smith (as Borachio), Khiry Walker (as Conrade), and Olivia Washington (as Margaret), with Jamar Brathwaite, Javen Crosby, Denzel Fields, Tayler Harris, Kai Heath, LaWanda Hopkins, Jazmine Stewart, and Latra A. Wilson
Other info:
Wigs, Hair & Make-up Design by Mia Neal
Much Ado About Nothing Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
May 21, 2019
Opening date: 
June 11, 2019
Closes: 
June 23, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday-8pm
Sunday-8pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Delacorte Theater

Address:
81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Nearest subway station:
81st Street - Museum of Natural History Station

Latest Much Ado About Nothing News & Features

Danielle Brooks & Chuck Cooper
Danielle Brooks, Chuck Cooper & more to star in Much Ado About Nothing in Central Park
April 9, 2019

The Public Theater has announced casting for its upcoming "Shakespeare in the Park" production of Much Ado About Nothing, which is set to play a limited engagement at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from May 21 through to June 23, 2019, with an official opening set for June 11.