by Tulis McCall
Am I the only one who gets all of Shakespeare’s comedies mixed up? Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Comedy of Errors – come on!! Which is which? Which one has the twins? Which one has the cross dressers? Which one has the Sir Belch guy? The tragedies are easy: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet. No brain surgery required there. But the comedies – fuggetaboutit.
Well, my friends, all that has changed with the fabulous production of Much Ado About Nothing, opening the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, directed by Kenny Leon and featuring a spectacular cast with nary a white person to be found.
Read my full review HERE
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – by William Shakespeare, Directed by Kenny Leon, Choreography by Camille A. Brown
WITH Jamar Brathwaite(Ensemble), Danielle Brooks (Beatrice), Grantham Coleman (Benedick), Chuck Cooper (Leonato), Javen K. Crosby (Ensemble), Denzel DeAngelo Fields (Ensemble), Jeremie Harris(Claudio), Tayler Harris (Ensemble), Erik Laray Harvey (Antonio/Verges), Kai Heath (Messenger), Daniel Croix Henderson (Balthasar), Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (Friar Francis/Sexton), Tiffany Denise Hobbs (Ursula), Lateefah Holder (Dogberry), LaWanda Hopkins (Dancer), Billy Eugene Jones (Don Pedro), Margaret Odette (Hero), HubertPoint-Du Jour (Don John), William Roberson (Ensemble), Jaime Lincoln Smith (Borachio), Jazmine Stewart (Ensemble), Khiry Walker (Conrade/Ensemble), Olivia Washington (Margaret), and Latra A. Wilson (Dancer)
Scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Emilio Sosa; lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski; sound design by Jessica Paz; music composition by Jason Michael