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Much Ado About Nothing   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (9/17/1959 - 11/07/1959)
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Opening Date: Sep 17, 1959    
Closing Date: Nov 07, 1959 Total Performances: 58

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Messina, Sicily. Leonato's house and garden; a street; a church; a prison.

Production Staff
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by The Cambridge Drama Festival (William Morris Hunt, Executive Producer); Produced by arrangement with The Producers Theatre
This production first produced during the 1949 season at Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Leslie Bridgewater
Directed by John Gielgud; Dances by Pauline Grant
Scenery from the designs of Mariano Andreu; Costumes from the designs of Mariano Andreu; Supervision and lighting by Paul Morrison; Costumes executed by: Ray Diffen
General Manager: Oscar Olesen; Business Manager for The Cambridge Drama Festival: Morton Gottlieb
Production Stage Manager: Keene Curtis; Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Fischer
General Press Representative: Barry Hyams; Associate Press Representative: Lila Glaser; Press Secretary: Edith L. Kean; Casting: Terry Fay; Production Assistant: Malcolm Wells; Artistic Supervision for The Cambridge Drama Festival: Michael Wager; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
John GielgudSignior Benedick of Padua
companion of Don Pedro
Margaret LeightonBeatrice
an orphan, Leonato's niece
Hurd HatfieldDon John
Don Pedro's bastard brother
Barrie InghamCount Claudio of Florence
companion of Don Pedro
Malcolm KeenLeonato
Governor of Messina
David King-WoodFriar Francis
Michéal MacLiammóirDon Pedro
Prince of Aragon
Nancy MarchandUrsula
attendant on Hero
Jean MarshHero
Leonato's daughter
George RoseDogberry
Betsy von FurstenbergMargaret
attendant on Hero
Jonathan AndersonBalthasar
a singer
Donald BartonCaptain
Richard BuckCaptain
Peter De ViséAn Acolyte
Howard FischerFirst Watch
Allessandro GianniniLord
D.F. GilliamPage
Joan HackettLady
Martin HerschbergLord
Joseph HooverCaptain
Juliete HuntLady
Graham JarvisSecond Watch
Mark LenardConrade
follower of Don John
Barry MacollumSexton
Donald MoffatVerges
Edward MoorPage
Louis NeginPage
Arthur Teno PollickPage
Joe PonazeckiWatch
Herbert RansonAntonio
Leonato's brother
Virginia RobinsonLady
Paul SparerBorachio
follower of Don John
Theodore TenleyWatch
David ThurmanLord
Fay TraceyLady
John ValvaPage
Neil VipondLord
Willie WadeBoy
Ralph WilliamsPage
Elizabeth WinshipLady
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Margaret Leighton