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See a Preview of Danielle Brooks and More in Much Ado About Nothing

The new Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare's comedy, directed by Kenny Leon, opens tonight at the Delacorte Theater.

Ahead of opening night of the new Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing this evening, the Public Theater has released footage of the production, which is directed by Kenny Leon. Check out the clips below.


The cast of Much Ado About Nothing includes Jamar Brathwaite (ensemble), Danielle Brooks (Beatrice), Grantham 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).

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."

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