— Al Pacino stars on Broadway in Shakespeare's classic.
|On Sale||sep 20, 2010|
|Preview||oct 19, 2010|
|Opening||nov 13, 2010|
|Closing||feb 20, 2011|
2hrs. 55mins. (1 Intermission)
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In Shakespeare's classic comedy, Antonio is a young man who pledges a pound of his own flesh to a moneylender, Shylock (played by Oscar winner Al Pacino), 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.
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