See Phillipa Soo, Jelani Alladin, and More Celebrate Much Ado at Shakespeare in the Park

Photos   See Phillipa Soo, Jelani Alladin, and More Celebrate Much Ado at Shakespeare in the Park
 
The Kenny Leon-helmed production, starring Danielle Brooks, opened at the Public Theater’s Delacorte Theater June 11.
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The Public Theater's outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks, opened at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park June 11. The production, directed by Tony award winner Kenny Leon, began performances May 21 and is scheduled to run June 23.

The ensemble of all-black artists is made up of Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Leonato, Boardwalk Empire's Erik LaRay Harvey as Antonio/Verges, Grantham Coleman (Buzzer) as Benedick, Jeremie Harris (Legion) as Claudio, Daniel Croix Henderson (Seven Guitars, Purchase Rep.) as Balthasar, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (Yale Rep's An Enemy of the People) as Friar Francis/Sexton, Tiffany Denise Hobbs (Yale Rep’s Twelfth Night) as Ursula, Lateefah Holder (Modern Family) as Dogberry, Billy Eugene Jones (A Raisin in the Sun) as Don Pedro, Margaret Odette (The Convent) as Hero, Hubert Point-Du Jour (Happyish) as Don John, Jaime Lincoln Smith (Pipeline) as Boracchio, and Olivia Washington (The Butler) as Margaret.

Flip through photos of the opening night below:

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