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Much Ado About Nothing   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (9/17/1959 - 11/07/1959)
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Opening Date: Sep 17, 1959    
Closing Date: Nov 07, 1959 Total Performances: 58

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Messina, Sicily. Leonato's house and garden; a street; a church; a prison.


Production Staff
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by The Cambridge Drama Festival (William Morris Hunt, Executive Producer); Produced by arrangement with The Producers Theatre
This production first produced during the 1949 season at Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Leslie Bridgewater
Directed by John Gielgud; Dances by Pauline Grant
Scenery from the designs of Mariano Andreu; Costumes from the designs of Mariano Andreu; Supervision and lighting by Paul Morrison; Costumes executed by: Ray Diffen
General Manager: Oscar Olesen; Business Manager for The Cambridge Drama Festival: Morton Gottlieb
Production Stage Manager: Keene Curtis; Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Fischer
General Press Representative: Barry Hyams; Associate Press Representative: Lila Glaser; Press Secretary: Edith L. Kean; Casting: Terry Fay; Production Assistant: Malcolm Wells; Artistic Supervision for The Cambridge Drama Festival: Michael Wager; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
John Gielgud
Signior Benedick of Padua
companion of Don Pedro
Margaret Leighton
Beatrice
an orphan, Leonato's niece
Hurd Hatfield
Don John
Don Pedro's bastard brother
Barrie Ingham
Count Claudio of Florence
companion of Don Pedro
Malcolm Keen
Leonato
Governor of Messina
David King-Wood
Friar Francis
Michéal MacLiammóir
Don Pedro
Prince of Aragon
Nancy Marchand
Ursula
attendant on Hero
Jean Marsh
Hero
Leonato's daughter
George Rose
Dogberry
Betsy von Furstenberg
Margaret
attendant on Hero
Jonathan Anderson
Balthasar
a singer
Donald Barton
Captain
Richard Buck
Captain
Peter De Visé
An Acolyte
Howard Fischer
First Watch
Allessandro Giannini
Lord
D.F. Gilliam
Page
Joan Hackett
Lady
Martin Herschberg
Lord
Joseph Hoover
Captain
Juliete Hunt
Lady
Graham Jarvis
Second Watch
Mark Lenard
Conrade
follower of Don John
Barry Macollum
Sexton
Donald Moffat
Verges
Messenger
Edward Moor
Page
Louis Negin
Page
Arthur Teno Pollick
Page
Joe Ponazecki
Watch
Herbert Ranson
Antonio
Leonato's brother
Virginia Robinson
Lady
Paul Sparer
Borachio
follower of Don John
Theodore Tenley
Watch
David Thurman
Lord
Fay Tracey
Lady
John Valva
Page
Neil Vipond
Lord
Willie Wade
Boy
Ralph Williams
Page
Elizabeth Winship
Lady
Tony Award®
1960 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Margaret Leighton
   
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