Smits and Johnston, who both recently appeared on the New York stage (he in Anna in the Tropics, she in Aunt Dan and Lemon), square off in William Shakespeare's duel of wits under the direction of David Esbjornson (The Normal Heart). Celebrating the opening at left are Johnston, and Dominic Chianese, seen with his daughter. Below, producer George C. Wolfe, Chianese, Esbjornson, Smits, and co-stars Elisabeth Waterston, Sam Waterston, and Brian Murray gather at Central Park's Belvedere Castle, overlooking the Delacorte Theatre, for the opening night reception.
Much Ado About Nothing will play through Aug. 8.
All photos are by Aubrey Reuben