Jonathan Pryce Opens in The Merchant of Venice at Lincoln Center
Shakespeare's Globe kicked off its American tour of The Merchant of Venice on July 20. The production, directed by Jonathan Munby, stars two-time Olivier and Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce in the role of Shylock.
The show's first stop, through July 24, is the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, followed by a July 27-30 stint at the Eisenhower Theatre at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The London production will conclude its U.S. tour at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, running from August 4-14, prior to embarking on a tour of China, and a return engagement at Shakespeare’s Globe from October 4-15.
The Merchant of Venice also features Stefan Adegbola as Launcelot Gobbo, Andy Apollo as Lorenzo, Raj Bajaj as Solanio, Jolyon Coy as Gratiano, Dan Fredenburgh as Bassanio, Michael Hadley as Duke of Venice/Tubal, Colin Haigh as Balthasar, Christopher Logan as Arragon, Dominic Mafham as Antonio, Brian Martin as Nerissa, Rachel Pickup as Portia, Phoebe Pryce as Jessica, with John Hastings and Meghan Tyler in the ensemble. The production features live musicians, including Jeremy Avis (musical director/singer/percussion), Dai Pritchard (Bass Clarinet/Clarinet), Harry Napier (Cello/Voice), and Lea Cornthwaite (Singer/Percussion).
The production is designed by Mike Britton, with musical compositions by Jules Maxwell, choreography by Lucy Hind, fight direction by Kate Waters, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, and sound design by Christopher Shutt.
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