The well-received Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merchant of Venice is transferring to Broadway in October. The Public Theater announced today that Al Pacino will reprise his role as Shylock for 78 performances only, beginning October 19th at the Broadhurst Theatre and running through January 9th. You can still see it in the park through Sunday, but come fall New Yorkers can legitimately pay hundreds to see Pacino as Shylock, instead of shelling out money to the Craigslist line sitters. Director Daniel Sullivan tells the Times they'll have to make some changes to adjust to the smaller, indoor proscenium stage, but thinks "it’ll be nice for [Pacino] not to have helicopters in this production."
Al Pacino Coming to Broadway with Merchant of Venice
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