Much Ado About Nothing (NYSX)

Much Ado About Nothing (NYSX) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Clever

About the Show

New York Shakespeare Exchange presents a contemporary take on the Bard's classic comedy filled with fake news, social media rumors, unlikely lovers, and secret enemies.

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Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you feel like you would enjoy a quirky fresh take on one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy quirky takes on classical plays.

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy great acting, singing, laughing out loud as well as a fun rendition of a Shakespearean play in a magical setting of the Delacorte.

Don't see it if You like only traditional Shakespearean plays and don’t enjoy sitting outside watching good theater

Critic Reviews (3)

February 24th, 2017

"Everything from the po-mo/EDM lighting and sound scheme, to the Johnny Mnemonic VR headsets...comes together to build a world that feels endearingly tacky, and completely lived in...It is a hilariously funny, visually striking and unrelentingly compelling rendition of the Shakespearean blockbuster. If you were to strip away all of its glitz and glam, it would still excel. With glitz and glam left intact, it’s one of best damn good times you’re likely to have Off-Broadway right now."
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February 20th, 2017

"Shakespeare’s timeless, not-quite-star-crossed lovers et al. are brought to life with electricity. Across the board, the cast shares an admiral devotion to their roles not just vocally, but physically...With a cast that pops in technicolor outfits and satisfyingly petty wordplay, 'Much Ado About Nothing' is an endearing performance. Under the direction of Ross Williams, this production bears the trademark value of the New York Shakespeare Exchange: its undeniable freshness."
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February 19th, 2017

"Director Ross Williams does an excellent job integrating the modern aesthetic without compromising Shakespeare’s original text...His direction electrifies this play so much that it doesn’t feel 400 years old at all. The actors revel in Shakespeare’s witty dialogue and bring out the puns in his writing...A rambunctious, hilarious evening that will make you fall in love with the Bard’s wit all over again, and convert any nonbelievers...For an evening with electric laughs, see this revival."
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