Much Ado About Nothing

Comedy - Revival

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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  • Opening Date: September 17, 1959
  • Closing Date: November 7, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 58

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

John Gielgud in Much Ado About Nothing John Gielgud Signior Benedick of Padua
Margaret Leighton Beatrice
Hurd Hatfield Don John
Barrie Ingham Count Claudio of Florence
Malcolm Keen Leonato
David King-Wood Friar Francis
Michéal MacLiammóir Don Pedro
Nancy Marchand Ursula
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Playwright
John Gielgud John Gielgud Director
  Pauline Grant Dances by
  Mariano Andreu Scenery from the designs of
  Mariano Andreu Costumes from the designs of
  Paul Morrison Supervision and lighting
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Actress in a Play Margaret Leighton Nominee
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