Much Ado About Nothing

Comedy - Revival

George Gershwin Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 6, 1984
  • Opening Date: October 14, 1984
  • Closing Date: January 16, 1985
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 53

Playwright: William Shakespeare


The anti-romantic wits Beatrice and Benedick, who profess to hate each other, are forced by their friends' trickery to admit their true feelings as they help to save the wedding of his fellow soldier Claudio and her cousin Hero.


Opening Night Cast

Christopher Benjamin Dogberry
Ken Bones Don Pedro
John Bowe Conrade
Christopher Bowen Count Claudio of Florence
Alexandra Brook Margaret
John Carlisle in Much Ado About Nothing John Carlisle Don John
Amy Chang Boy [Alternate]
Simon Clark Fourth Watch
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Terry Hands Director
  Doreen Hermitage Choreographer
  Ralph Koltai Scenic Design
  Alexander Reid Costume Design
  Terry Hands Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Outstanding Actor in a Play Derek Jacobi Nominee
1985 Outstanding Costume Design Alexander Reid Winner
1985 Outstanding Set Design Ralph Koltai Nominee
1985 Outstanding Sound Design Nigel Hess Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Actor in a Play Derek Jacobi Winner
1985 Actress in a Play Sinéad Cusack Nominee
1985 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Alexander Reid Nominee
1985 Direction of a Play Terry Hands Nominee
1985 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Terry Hands Nominee
1985 Revival (Play or Musical)   Nominee
1985 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Ralph Koltai Nominee
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