Much Ado About Nothing

May 21- June 23, 2019
Delacote Theater

Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American SonA Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. In this modern production, we find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenny Leon
Choreography Camille A. Brown



“It needs to be said that all the Much Ado About Nothing departments are operating like gangbusters. Maybe start with Camille A. Brown’s choreography, and there’s loads of it, often executed by the entire company. More than once line dances are the hot thing, so hot that there have to be audience members who are only barely restraining themselves from jumping up to join the line...choreographer Brown and composer Webb supplied the same theatrical oomph to the just-ending-season’s Choir Boy.)”
-New York Stage Review 

“the masquerade ball has an infectious dance sequence... the wedding scene opens with performance of a West African celebration dance and drumming (terrific choreography throughout by Camille A. Brown...).
-Entertainment Weekly

“More musically inclined than most productions of this much-performed play, this giddy, crowdpleasing treatment owes a lot to two “Choir Boy” creatives, composer Jason Michael Webb and choreographer Camille A. Brown.”

“the glorious dance breaks choreographed by Camille A. Brown”
-Time Out New York

“Perhaps most excitingly, he’s brought in ultra-hot choreographer/just-minted Tony nominee Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy) to add some spectacular dances.”
-New York Stage Review