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Photo Coverage: Danielle Brooks and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Cast Takes Opening Night Bows in the Park!

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenny Leon, opened on Monday night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, running through Sunday, June 23.

The all-black cast of Much Ado About Nothing includes 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).

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Emilio Sosa; lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski; sound design by Jessica Paz; music composition by Jason Michael Webb; wigs, hair, and make-up design by Mia Neal; fight direction by Thomas Schall; and voice and text by Kate Wilson.

Kenny Leon 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.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Much Ado About Nothing
The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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Kevin Pemberton, Amy Sherald

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Daniel Croix Henderson

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Daniel Croix Henderson

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Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis

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Javen K. Crosby

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Javen K. Crosby

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Khiry Walker

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Khiry Walker

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Hubert Point-Du Jour

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Hubert Point-Du Jour

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Margaret Odette

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Margaret Odette

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Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

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Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

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DaniElle Brooks

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DaniElle Brooks

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Grantham Coleman, DaniElle Brooks, Chuck Cooper

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Chuck Cooper

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Chuck Cooper

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Grantham Coleman

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Grantham Coleman

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Olivia Washington

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Olivia Washington

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William Roberson

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William Roberson

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Jaime Lincoln Smith

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Jaime Lincoln Smith

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Billy EuGene Jones

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Billy EuGene Jones

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Jeremie Harris

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Jeremie Harris

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Margaret Odette, Jeremie Harris

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Erik LaRay Harvey

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Erik LaRay Harvey

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Tayler Harris

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Tayler Harris

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James Braithwaite

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James Braithwaite

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Denzel Fields

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Denzel Fields

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Latra A. Wilson

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Latra A. Wilson

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Tiffany Denise Hobbs

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Tiffany Denise Hobbs

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Lateefah Holder

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Lateefah Holder

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Kai Heath

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Kai Heath

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Jazmine Stewart

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Jazmine Stewart

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LaWanda Hopkins

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LaWanda Hopkins

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Khiry Walker, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jaime Lincoln Smith

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