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The Duke (New York, NY)
229 West 42nd Street

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2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Off-Broadway, Winter 2013

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Like Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, which Arin Arbus directed last season, Beatrice and Benedick of Much Ado become a couple only after insult and attack. In this remarkably modern comedy, dazzling language becomes a mediating force between the fusty conventions of love and marriage and the complexities of extraordinarily intelligent and worldly-wise people. In Shakespeare’s stinging and thoughtful comedy of wit, victorious soldiers returning from war set their sights on the peacetime pleasures of clever banter and romance in a jaunty world of aristocratic artifice. However, when false information leads one proud nobleman to cruelly denounce his beloved on their wedding day, the verbal sparring sours into private warfare.


Photo Flash: First Look Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Duke on 42ndPhoto Flash: First Look Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Duke on 42nd
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2013

Maggie Siff plays Beatrice and Jonathan Cake Benedick in Theatre for a New Audience's new production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Arin Arbus, opened on February 17 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2013

Maggie Siff plays Beatrice and Jonathan Cake Benedick in Theatre for a New Audience's new production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Arin Arbus, currently in previews for an opening on February 17 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Duke on 42ndSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Duke on 42nd
by Stage Tube - February 11, 2013

Maggie Siff plays Beatrice and Jonathan Cake Benedick in Theatre for a New Audience's new production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Arin Arbus, currently in previews for an opening on February 17 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street. Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast below! (more...)