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Much Ado About Nothing   

This production played in repertory with Cyrano de Bergerac

Gershwin Theatre, (10/14/1984 - 1/16/1985)
First Preview: Oct 06, 1984 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Oct 14, 1984    
Closing Date: Jan 16, 1985 Total Performances: 53

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Messina

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by James M. Nederlander, Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Cynthia Wood, Dale Duffy and Allan Carr; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Originally produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors); First performance of this production at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Nigel Hess; Musical Director: Donald Johnston
Directed by Terry Hands; Assistant Director: Brigid Larmour; Choreographed by Doreen Hermitage
Scenic Design by Ralph Koltai; American production settings designed in association with John Kasarda; Costume Design by Alexander Reid; Lighting Design by Terry Hands; American production lighting designed in association with Jeffrey Beecroft; Sound Supervisor: T. Richard Fitzgerald; Sound Associate: John A. Leonard
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Company Stage Manager: Jane Tamlyn; Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Vikki Heywood; Production Manager: Simon Opie; Deputy Stage Manager: Jill MacFarlane; Assistant Stage Mgr: Stephen Dobbin
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Associate Conductor: Dennis Elliott; Keyboards: Donald Johnston; Flute/Piccolo/Recorder: Jacqueline Giat; Clarinet: Mathew Goodman; Guitar: Bruce Uchitel; Violin: Luann Montesi; Cello: Joan Spergel; Horn: Brooks Tillotson; Trombone: Dennis Elliott; Double Bass: Gregory Maker; Percussion: Michael Hinton and Jan Hagiwara
Fencing Consultant: Ian McKay; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; New York Casting Consultantt: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope, Chris Davies, Nobby Clark and John Brown
Christopher BenjaminDogberry
Ken BonesDon Pedro
Prince of Aragon
John BoweConrade
follower of Don John
Christopher BowenCount Claudio of Florence
companion of Don Pedro
Alexandra BrookMargaret
attendant on Hero
John CarlisleDon John
Don Pedro's bastard brother
Amy ChangBoy
Simon ClarkFourth Watch
Richard CliffordLord
Dennis ClintonHugh Oatcake
Sinéad CusackBeatrice
an orphan, Leonato's niece
Jeffery DenchAntonio
Leonato's brother
Philip DennisBalthasar
a singer
Cathy FinlayUrsula
attendant on Hero
Geoffrey FreshwaterBorachio
follower of Don John
Jimmy GardnerVerges
Derek JacobiSignior Benedick of Padua
companion of Don Pedro
Edward JewesburyLeonato
Governor of Messina
Ray LlewellynSexton
Tom MannionThird Watch
Samuel Schieffelin NordbergBoy
George ParsonsFriar Francis
Clare Byam ShawHero
Leonato's daughter
David Shaw-ParkerGeorge Seacoal
Jayne TottmanJosetta
attendant on Hero
Understudies: John Bowe (Signior Benedick of Padua), Alexandra Brook (Beatrice), Simon Clark (Balthasar, Borachio), Richard Clifford (Conrade, Don Pedro), Dennis Clinton (Antonio, Friar Francis), Robert Craig (Balthasar), Philip Dennis (Second Messenger, Sexton), Cathy Finlay (Hero, Margaret), Ray Llewellyn (Leonato), Tom Mannion (Count Claudio of Florence, Messenger), George Parsons (Don John), David Shaw-Parker (Dogberry, Verges) and Jayne Tottman (Ursula)
Tony Award®
winner 1985 Best Actor in Play [winner] 
  Derek Jacobi
 1985 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Sinéad Cusack
 1985 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Ralph Koltai
 1985 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Alexander Reid
 1985 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Terry Hands
 1985 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Terry Hands
 1985 Best Reproduction (Play or Musical) [nominee] 
 Produced by James M. Nederlander , Elizabeth I. McCann , Nelle Nugent , Cynthia Wood , Dale Duffy and Allan Carr
Drama Desk Award
 1985 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Derek Jacobi
winner 1985 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  Alexander Reid
winner 1985 Outstanding Sound Design/Music in a Play [winner] 
 Incidental music by Nigel Hess
 1985 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Ralph Koltai