Much Ado About Nothing

Comedy - Revival

Winter Garden Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 2, 1972
  • Opening Date: November 11, 1972
  • Closing Date: February 11, 1973
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 136

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

Barnard Hughes Dogberry
Sam Waterston in Much Ado About Nothing Sam Waterston Signior Benedick of Padua
Douglass Watson Don Pedro
Kathleen Widdoes Beatrice
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  A. J. Antoon Director
Donald Saddler Donald Saddler Choreographer
  Ming Cho Lee Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance Sam Waterston Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance Douglass Watson Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Actress in a Play Kathleen Widdoes Nominee
1973 Choreography Donald Saddler Nominee
1973 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Theoni V. Aldredge Nominee
1973 Direction of a Play A. J. Antoon Nominee
1973 Featured Actor in a Play Barnard Hughes Nominee
1973 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Martin Aronstein Nominee
1973 Original Score Peter Link Nominee
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