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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park!

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenny Leon, opened just last 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.

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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park!
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Noma Dumezweni

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Emilio Sosa, Eila Mell

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Emilio Sosa, Eila Mell

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Andrew Kober

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Elizabeth Marvel and son Silas

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Elizabeth Marvel and son Silas

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Niall Cunningham

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Karl Green

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Joshua Jackson

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Joshua Jackson

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Erik Jensen

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Erik Jensen

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Natalie Woolams-Torres and guest

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Natalie Woolams-Torres and guest

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Fedna Jacquet

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Fedna Jacquet

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Thomas Lennon

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Thomas Lennon

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Brian Stokes-Mitchell

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Brian Stokes-Mitchell

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Adrienne C. Moore

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Adrienne C. Moore

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Lydia Diamond

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Lydia Diamond

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Aneesh Sheth

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Aneesh Sheth

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Sean Carvajal, John Douglas Thompson, Ian Lassiter

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David Ryan Smith

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David Ryan Smith

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Candis C. Jones, Erika Dickerson-Despenza

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Candis C. Jones, Erika Dickerson-Despenza

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Kenny Leon

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Kenny Leon

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Austin Smith

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Austin Smith

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Alan Mendez

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Alan Mendez

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita

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David Henry Hwang

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David Henry Hwang

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Daniella De Jesus

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Christopher Ryan Grant, Grace McLean

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Christopher Ryan Grant, Grace McLean

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Okieriete Onaodowan

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Saheem Ali and guest

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Annaleigh Ashford, Joe Tapper

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Annaleigh Ashford, Joe Tapper

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Jason Michael Webb

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Jason Michael Webb

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Crystal Lucas-Perry

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Sabina Zuniga Varela

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Chris Perfetti and guest

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Chris Perfetti and guest

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Jodie Turner-Smith

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Khris Davis

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Khris Davis

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Kimber Sprawl

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