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The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino, to Open on Broadway November 7

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Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice
(© Joan Marcus)
Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice
(© Joan Marcus)
The Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice -- starring Tony Award and Academy Award winner Al Pacino as Shylock -- has announced its opening date at the Broadhurst Theatre, which will be November 7, 2010.

As previously reported, Daniel Sullivan's production -- which began life as a Public Theater presentation this summer at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park -- will play a limited engagement, October 19-January 9. The Public will co-produce the Broadway production with Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel.

Complete casting will be announced at a later date. The design team will include Mark Wendland (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Acme Sound Partners (sound), and Dan Moses Schreier (original music).

For TheaterMania's review of the Delacorte production, click here.

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