TV Stars Delany and Campbell Star in Much Ado About Nothing at Old Globe, Aug. 30-Oct. 12

News   TV Stars Delany and Campbell Star in Much Ado About Nothing at Old Globe, Aug. 30-Oct. 12
Screen stars Dana Delany ("China Beach") and Billy Campbell ("Once and Again") headline as Beatrice and Benedick in The Old Globe staging of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Aug. 30-Oct. 12.
Dana Delany and Billy Campbell.
Dana Delany and Billy Campbell. Photo by Craig Schwartz

The classic Bard tale will open at the San Diego stage Sept. 5. Globe associate artist Brendon Fox directs the work at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre and resets the tale of two pairs of lovers on an island just after World War I. Delany won two Emmy Awards for her turn as an Army nurse on "China Beach." The actress, who played on Broadway in A Life and Translations, recently played in Dinner With Friends in New York, Los Angeles and Boston. She has appeared in the films "Fly Away Home," "Tombstone," "Exit to Eden," as well as on TV in "Presidio Med" and "Pasadena."

Campbell made a splash as the title character in the film "The Rocketeer." His other film credits include "Gettysburg," "The Night We Never Met" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula." The actor is also known for his television roles in "Dynasty," "Once and Again" and "Moon Over Miami."

The cast also includes Adam Ludwig as Claudio, Erica N. Tazel as Hero, Richard Poe, Jeff Woodman, Al Espinoza, Tommy Gomez, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Andrew McGinn, Michael Doyle, Michael Newman, Neil Shah, Rod Brogan, Nanka Sturgis, David Raphael D'Agostini, Christopher Gottschalk, Antonie Knoppers, Jenni Lynn McMillan, Jennifer Stewart and Karen Zippler.

Much Ado's design team include Anna Louizos (scenic), Peter Maradudin (lighting), Linda Cho (costume) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound). Bonnie Johnston handles movement and Dakin Matthews serves as dramaturg.

For tickets to Much Ado at The Old Globe, call (619) 239-2255. For more information, visit

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