The Merchant of Venice



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About The Show

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Broadhurst Theatre
First Preview: Oct 19, 2010
Opening Date: Nov 13, 2010
Closing Date: Feb 20, 2011

Cast & Creative Team

Al Pacino(Shylock)
David Harbour (Bassanio)
Byron Jennings (Antonio)
Jesse L. Martin (Gratiano)
Lily Rabe(Portia)
Happy Anderson(Ensemble)
Gerry Bamman(Duke of Venice)
Marsha Stephanie Blake(Nerissa)
Christopher Fitzgerald(Launcelot Gobbo)
Glenn Fleshler(Antonio's Man, Ensemble)
Luke Forbes(Ensemble)
Herb Foster(Balthasar, Ensemble)
Jade Hawk(Ensemble)
Bethany Heinrich(Ensemble)
Curt Hostetter (Stephano, Ensemble)
Liza J. Bennett(Ensemble)
Peter Francis James (Salerio)
Tia James(Ensemble)
Isaiah Johnson(Prince of Morocco)
Charles Kimbrough(Prince of Arragon)
Kelsey Kurz(Ensemble)
Heather Lind (Jessica)
Brian Keith MacDonald(Ensemble)
Dorien Makhloghi (Ensemble)
Seth Numrich(Lorenzo)
Matthew Rauch(Solanio)
Baylen Thomas(Ensemble, Priest)
Richard Topol (Tubal)

William Shakespeare(Playwright)
Daniel Sullivan(Director)
Mark Wendland(Scenic Design)
Jess Goldstein(Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner;(Lighting Design)

The acclaimed Public Theater production of William Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE came to Broadway direct from its sold-out run in Central Park in 2010. Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino reprised his stunning performance as Shylock in the must-see event The Wall Street Journaldeclared “cries out to be seen by everyone with a passion for truly great theater. The best MERCHANT I’ve ever seen!”

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and controversial plays, rich with love and betrayal, forgiveness and revenge. The Jewish moneylender Shylock makes a loan to Antonio, a Christian merchant. Their loan contract, steeped in prejudice and centered on the play’s infamous “pound of flesh,” sweeps the two men and everyone in their worlds into chaos. Only the insightful Portia can imagine a way forward, but for her and those she loves, even “the quality of mercy” has its limits.