Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate) and Steel Burkhardt (Hair) are among the performers joining the previously announced Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater for the Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Jack O’Brien, the production will play June 3 through July 6. Opening night is set for June 16 at the Delacorte Theater.
In addition to Rabe (Beatrice), Linklater (Benedick), Mitchell (Don Pedro) and Burkhardt (Balthasar), the cast will include Austin Durant (Friar Francis, Sexton), John Glover (Leonato), David Manis (Antonia, Verges), Kathryn Meisle (Ursula), Ismenia Mendes (Hero), John Pankow (Dogberry), Pedro Pascal (Don John), Eric Sheffer Stevens (Borachio) and Zoë Winters (Margaret). The ensemble will feature Matt Bittner, Alex Breaux, Paco Lozano and Matthew Russell.
Set design will be by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and original music by David Yazbek.