Running since October 2010 The acclaimed summer production of Shakespeare's difficult and controversial play, starring Al Pacino as Shylock the moneylender, moves to Broadway for a limited run.
The Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice closed February 20, 2011. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers:
Antonio, a young man, pledges a pound of his own flesh to a moneylender, Shylock, so a friend can woo his lady-love in style. Antonio learns a hard lesson in loyalty, humanity, friendship and prejudice when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect and he is unable to pay.
Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Al Pacino and Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan offer modern audiences a new, shattering take on this rarely performed play.
Reviews for the Shakespeare in the Park production were very strong. The Wall Street Journal called it "the best 'Merchant' I have ever seen" and said that it "cries out to be seen by everyone with a passion for truly great theater."