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Danielle Brooks, who earned a Tony Award nomination for Sofia in The Color Purple, will return to the New York stage this summer in Much Ado About Nothing. She’ll take on the role of Beatrice in the comedy, as part of the Public Theater’s upcoming Shakespeare in the Park season. The production, helmed by Kenny Leon, will kick off the 2019 lineup at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, running May 21 through June 23. Brooks is best known for her portrayal of Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.

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