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See Danielle Brooks and More in Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing

Kenny Leon's new take on the Shakespeare comedy is now running at the Public Theater's Delacorte Theater.

Performances of the new Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing began on May 21, and now the Public Theater has released photos of the production. Check out Danielle Brooks, Grantham Coleman, and more in new Kenny Leon-directed production, which is set to open on June 11 and run through June 23 at the Delacorte Theater.

Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman star in the Shakespeare in the Park Much Ado About Nothing.
(© Joan Marcus)

The cast of Much Ado About Nothing will include Jamar Brathwaite (Ensemble), Brooks (Beatrice), Coleman (Benedick), Chuck Cooper (Leonato), Javen Crosby (Ensemble), Denzel Fields (Ensemble), Jeremie Harris (Claudio), Tayler Harris (Ensemble), Erik Laray Harvey (Antonio, Verges), Kai Heath (Ensemble), 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), Jaime Lincoln Smith (Borachio), Jazmine Stewart (Ensemble), Khiry Walker (Conrade, Ensemble), Olivia Washington (Margaret), and Latra A. Wilson (Dancer).

Denzel DeAngelo Fields, Lateefah Holder, and Erik Laray Harvey star in Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

Leon directs what is described as "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."

The company of Much Ado About Nothing, running through June 23 at the Delacorte Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)