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Al Pacino stars on Broadway in Shakespeare's classic.

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Merchant’s Heather Lind on Papa Pacino and Playing Good Girls

Merchant’s Heather Lind on Papa Pacino and Playing Good Girls

Age and Hometown: 27, Guilderland, NY.

Current role: Making her Broadway debut as Shylock's lovestruck daughter Jessica in The Merchant of Venice.

Double the Fun: While Lind was premiering in Merchant at Shakespeare in the Park last summer, her identical twin sister, Christina Bennett Lind, was booking a major role on the ABC soap opera All My Children. “It ...

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Al Pacino-Led The Merchant of Venice Re-Opens on Broadway with New Cast Members

Al Pacino-Led The Merchant of Venice Re-Opens on Broadway with New Cast Members

Daniel Sullivan’s production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock and Lily Rabe as Portia, will re-open February 1 at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre after a three-week break. The show, which went on hiatus beginning January 9 to allow Pacino to honor pre-existing obligations, returns with new actors in the roles of Gratiano and Lorenzo. David ...

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Laura Linney, Al Pacino & Glee Among Big Winners at 2011 Golden Globe Awards

Laura Linney, Al Pacino & Glee Among Big Winners at 2011 Golden Globe Awards

Hollywood heavyweights Laura Linney and Al Pacino, both currently starring on Broadway, were among the winners at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, presented on January 16 in Los Angeles.

Linney, who is finishing up her run in the acclaimed Broadway drama Time Stands Still, won a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actress In A Television ...

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Isaiah Johnson on Pacino-Worship and the Marvel of Merchant

Isaiah Johnson on Pacino-Worship and the Marvel of Merchant

Age and hometown: 29; Anchorage, Alaska.

Current Role: Bringing a dollop of melodrama to the hit Broadway revival of The Merchant of Venice as Portia’s overenthusiatic suitor the Prince of Morocco.

An Auspicious Beginning: Though Johnson is making his Broadway debut in a Shakespearean classic, he started his career doing classics of a different sort. “My first play was ...

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The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino and Lily Rabe, Extends on Broadway

The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino and Lily Rabe, Extends on Broadway

The Merchant of Venice, led by Al Pacino as Jewish moneylender Shylock and Lily Rabe as heiress Portia, has announced it will extend its Broadway run. Originally scheduled to close January 9, 2011, Merchant will instead begin a three-week hiatus on that date to allow Pacino to honor a previously scheduled film commitment, and will resume performances on February 1 ...

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What’s Up, David Harbour? The Merchant Star Talks Pacino, Winslet and Dancing with Madonna

What’s Up, David Harbour? The Merchant Star Talks Pacino, Winslet and Dancing with Madonna

Before he joined the cast of The Merchant of Venice as Portia's love Bassanio, David Harbour hadn’t been seen on a New York stage in three years. Instead, the actor, known for roles in The Coast of Utopia, The Invention of Love and a Tony-nominated turn as Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has been in ...

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Busy Dad Christopher Fitzgerald Shares His Bare Bones Backstage Space at Merchant

Busy Dad Christopher Fitzgerald Shares His Bare Bones Backstage Space at Merchant

“Most people make their dressing room like a second home,” says Christopher Fitzgerald, who is currently winning laughs as Launcelot Gobbo in the much-lauded Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino. “I've had the time and energy to do that in the past, but not now—I have a one-year-old and a three-year-old at home, and ...

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The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino, Eyes London Bow Next Year

The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino, Eyes London Bow Next Year

It looks like the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, is eyeing a London berth next year, according to The Daily Mail. The Daniel Sullivan-helmed Merchant first bowed at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park in summer 2010, before transferring to Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre, where it is currently running.

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Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Invested In The Merchant of Venice?

Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Invested In The Merchant of Venice?

Broadway waited with bated breath as The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Jewish moneylender Shylock and Lily Rabe as wealthy heiress Portia, made the leap from its wildly popular run at Shakespeare in the Park over the summer to a new home on the Great White Way. One of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and controversial plays, Merchant swirls ...

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Make Way for Merchant! Chatting with the Cast of the Starry Shakespeare Show

Make Way for Merchant! Chatting with the Cast of the Starry Shakespeare Show

Shakespeare fans of all ages crowded outside Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre on November 7, as they vied to catch a glimpse of The Merchant of Venice’s opening celebration. Well, the all-star cast, led by Al Pacino and Lily Rabe, may have had something to do with it. Broadway.com chatted with the Shakespeare-loving stars walking the red carpet, and ...

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