Much Ado About Nothing

Opened: June 24, 1988
Closing: July 31, 1988

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BBC to Run Extensive Shakespeare Season to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 11, 2023

The BBC is celebrating this extraordinary anniversary with an ambitious season of content across TV, Radio, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds exploring why, 400 years on, Shakespeare's relevance and influence is as strong as ever. A wealth of programming featuring major actors and leading experts, including new documentaries, performance, music, drama, comedy, news coverage and the best of the BBC archive, as well as special items on flagship BBC shows, will celebrate the man, his world and his timeless writing.

Lucy Peacock Will Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

The Stratford Festival is honouring Lucy Peacock with this year's Legacy Award. The gala, hosted by Sheila McCarthy, will be held at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, October 2. Learn more about Lucy here!

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2023-24 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 15, 2023

The 29th season of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company will see its Artistic Director L. Peter Callender taking on two of what he terms “bucket list roles.” First as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in October, followed by Shylock in the Merchant of Venice in May.

CASEY AND DIANA to Begin Performances Next Week at the Stratford Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023

Casey and Diana, a new play by award-winning playwright Nick Green, opens the doors of Toronto AIDS hospice Casey House and shares the remarkable warmth, strength and resilience of the people within, living and dying in the face of unimaginable pain, isolation and stigma.

Finn Wittrock, Reed Birney & More to Star in Shakespeare & Company's 46th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2023

Shakespeare & Company has announced the casts for their 46th Season Thieves of Love. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING At Bacca Arts Center
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Mar 27, 2023

Part of the Bard's First Folio, Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy about two intertwined love stories. After a group of soldiers arrive in Messina, love emerges between Hero, the Governor's daughter, and Claudio, a young officer. The young pair then conspire with Don Pedro, Claudio's commanding officer, to play matchmaker and set-up Beatrice, Hero's cousin, and Benedick, Claudio's friend and fellow officer. This turns out to be no easy task indeed as both Beatrice and Benedick have both a distaste for love...and each other. Will love prevail for both couples? Or will they fall victim to the sinister scheme of Don Pedro's brother and self-proclaimed villain, Don John?

Emma Hatton, Sally Ann Triplett & More to Star in BERLUSCONI World Premiere Musical at Southwark Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

The cast has been announced for the world premiere of BERLUSCONI at Southwark Playhouse. Rehearsals begin on 13 February with first preview on 25 March and press night on 29 March.

Full Casting Announced For ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST At The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2022

Full casting has been announced for the first major London revival of Dario Fo and Franco Rame's riotous Accidental Death of an Anarchist in 20 years, in a new adaptation by comedian, writer and actor Tom Basden.

Photos: First Look at ROAD at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2022

Oldham Coliseum Theatre has released production images for their production of Road,  Jim Cartwright’s (Rise and Voice of Little Voice) powerful game changing snapshot of Lancashire life during Thatcher’s England in the 80s. Check out a first look at the production photos here.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For ROAD at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Oldham Coliseum Theatre has released rehearsal photos for their forthcoming production of Jim Cartwright’s acclaimed play Road.

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Steve Schonberg - Aug 17, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Jackson Gay, and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. 

Full Cast Announced For The Oldham Coliseum Theatre Revival Of Jim Cartwright's ROAD
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Oldham Coliseum Theatre has announced full casting for their forthcoming revival of Jim Cartwright's (Rise and Voice of Little Voice) powerful play Road.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Barbara Gaines to Step Down as Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Thirty-six years after founding Chicago Shakespeare Theater and paving the way for the Tony Award-winning company to become one of the nation’s leading theaters, Barbara Gaines has announced her plan to step down as Artistic Director in 2023.

Former Shaw Festival Artistic Director Christopher Newton Passes Away at 85
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

The Shaw Festival is mourning the death of Christopher Newton, former artistic director, who died peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 85. Actor, stage manager, playwright, artistic director, Mr. Newton made a momentous impact and life-long contributions to the Canadian theatre landscape and performing arts.

Martha Henry Passes Away at 83, Days After Closing Performance of THREE TALL WOMEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

The Stratford Festival is overcome with grief at the death of Martha Henry, just 12 days after her final tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. The grief of her colleagues is matched only by their gratitude for her unparalleled contributions to Canadian theatre.

Everything We Know About the MATILDA Movie Musical
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 20, 2021

BroadwayWorld put together a guide to MATILDA on screen. Get the scoop on the upcoming film including when to see it on TV, how to stream, who is in the cast and more!

Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Chita Rivera & More Pay Tribute to Brent Carver
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. This evening, Carver's Broadway colleagues took to social media to celebrate his life and legacy.

Tony Award Winner Brent Carver Has Passed Away At Age 68
by Alan Henry - Aug 6, 2020

BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. Born in 1951, the Canadian actor Brent Carver was a star of both stage and screen.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

Primal Forces will present an outrageous new comedy A Funny Thing Happened...on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, written by Halley Feiffer, runs February 7 through March 1 at The Sol Theater in Boca Raton. Tickets are $40-$45; Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8pm and Sunday matinees are at 2pm. For more information or call 866-811-4111.

Primal Forces Will Present An Outrageous New Comedy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

Primal Forces will present an outrageous new comedy. A Funny Thing Happened...on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, written by Halley Feiffer, runs February 7 through March 1 at The Sol Theater in Boca Raton.

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson Bring TALKING HEADS to Watford Palace Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2019

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson are cast in Talking Heads, three of the much-loved classic monologues from British playwriting royalty, Alan Bennett, directed by Watford Palace Theatre's own artistic director Brigid Larmour. Poignant, comic and full of humanity, Talking Heads invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering Vicar's wife in Bed Among The Lentils.

Full Cast Announced For Samuel Adamson's WIFE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019

Celebrating one year since the re-launch as Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for Samuel Adamson's Wife. Rubasingham directs Richard Cant (Peter/Ivar at 58/Landlord), Karen Fishwick (Daisy/Clare), Pamela Hardman (Character Actress /Marjorie/Embassy Assistant), Joshua James (Robert/Finn/Ivar at 28), Calam Lynch (Eric/Cas) and Sirine Saba (Suzannah). The production opens on 4 June, with previews from 30 May, and runs until 6 July, coinciding with London's Pride parade.

Danielle Brooks To Lead Cast Of Shakespeare In The Park MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, the beloved comedy will officially open on Tuesday, June 11 and will run through Sunday, June 23.

Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CORIOLANUS and HERCULES!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 6, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 57-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.


Much Ado About Nothing has had 26 productions including Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1904, Broadway which opened in 1904, Broadway which opened in 1907, Broadway which opened in 1912, Broadway which opened in 1912, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2012, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2014, West End which opened in 2016, West End which opened in 2018 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.



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