The Public's Much Ado About Nothing

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The Public's Much Ado About Nothing

The Public's Much Ado About Nothing

Release Date: November 22, 2019

Year    :   2019
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Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   The Public Theatre, The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director), Thirteen, Great Performances
Director    :   Kenny Leon, David Horn
Producers    :   Mitch Owgang, Bill O'Donnell
Writers    :   William Shakespeare

This bold interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece features Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black,” Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) and Grantham Coleman (“Buzzer,” “The Americans”) as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (“American Son,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) directs with choreography by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown (“Choir Boy”). Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing finds the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war, but not all is peaceful amid the merriment. Former rivals battle it out, revenge is sought and trickery runs amok in this timeless comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. Earning a New York Times Critic’s Pick, the play was recorded during its final weekend of Free Shakespeare in the Park performances, June 22-23, 2019.

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