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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 was ...

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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 Aaron Baker ...

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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 Goldilocks ...

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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 Hollywood, landing parts ...

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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 I ...

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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.

The Merchant of Venice is a ...

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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 stories ...

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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 then ...

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Broadway’s Merchant of Venice Sets New Press Opening Night

Broadway’s Merchant of Venice Sets New Press Opening Night

Broadway's The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock, has announced a rescheduled press opening night for November 13. The original November 7 press opening was postponed after Lily Rabe, who plays Portia, was out of the show for several performances due to the illness and death of her mother, Jill Clayburgh. Rabe returned to the show on November ...

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Is Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson ‘Too Hollywood’ for ‘The Al Pacino Thing’?

Is Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson ‘Too Hollywood’ for ‘The Al Pacino Thing’?

Is Jesse Tyler Ferguson too big for Broadway? The Modern Family star appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park mounting of The Merchant of Venice with headliner Al Pacino over the summer, but he is not appearing in the Broadway transfer of the acclaimed production due to his shooting scheduled for the Emmy-winning sitcom. So, is Ferguson too Hollywood for ...

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Hoohah! Three Priceless Parodies of Iconic Merchant of Venice Star Al Pacino

Hoohah! Three Priceless Parodies of Iconic Merchant of Venice Star Al Pacino

What is it about Al Pacino that makes him such an acting icon? Is it the intensity, the commanding presence, the killer face, that unmistakably smoky voice? Hard to say. But this much we know: it takes a big personality to inspire comedians to impersonate somebody, and there is perhaps no one more inspirational than Pacino. With that in mind ...

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A Pitch Perfect Opening Celebration for Pacino-Led Merchant of Venice

 A Pitch Perfect Opening Celebration for Pacino-Led Merchant of Venice
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What happens when you take some of the biggest stars in the Broadway biz, hand them a work by the biggest playwright, well, ever (we’re looking at you, Shakespeare) and then add one of New York's top theater directors to the mix? You’ve got the November 7 opening celebration for The Merchant of Venice, that’s what! The starry production, led ...

All That Glitters! A Video Sneak Peek at The Merchant of Venice on Broadway

All That Glitters! A Video Sneak Peek at The Merchant of Venice on Broadway

Broadway has waited with bated breath for the much-lauded transfer of The Merchant of Venice, which first bowed at Shakespeare in the Park earlier this year, and we’ve got a video sneak peek! The show’s high-wattage cast includes Lily Rabe as Portia, Byron Jennings as Antonio, David Harbour as Bassanio, Jesse L. Martin as Gratiano, and Oscar winner Al Pacino ...

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First Look! Al Pacino-led Merchant of Venice Resettles on Broadway

First Look! Al Pacino-led Merchant of Venice Resettles on Broadway
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Another classic is back on the Broadway boards: The Merchant of Venice, which transferred after a successful run at Shakespeare in the Park earlier this year, is prepping to open at the Broadhurst Theatre. Many cast members from the Park production are reprising their roles, including Al Pacino as moneylender Shylock, Lily Rabe as Portia, Byron Jennings as Antonio and ...

The Merchant of Venice Delays Broadway Press Opening Night

The Merchant of Venice Delays Broadway Press Opening Night

The upcoming Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, a transfer from the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park starring Al Pacino as Shylock, has postponed its official press opening night.

Lily Rabe, who stars as Portia, “will be out of the show for the next several performances for personal family reasons,” according to a Public Theater press representative ...

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Lily Rabe on Merchant, Pacino & Those Daniel Radcliffe Rumors

Lily Rabe on Merchant, Pacino & Those Daniel Radcliffe Rumors

Given her pedigree (dad is playwright David Rabe, mom is actress Jill Clayburgh), Lily Rabe might seem to be to the theater manor born. But the young actress is holding her own against some pretty hefty co-stars on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice. As Portia, Rabe shares the stage with none other than Al Pacino in the role of ...

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Rabe, Martin and More Reprise Roles in The Merchant of Venice; Fitzgerald, Harbour Join Cast

Rabe, Martin and More Reprise Roles in The Merchant of Venice; Fitzgerald, Harbour Join Cast

Lily Rabe, Jesse L. Martin and more will reprise their roles in the Broadway transfer of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and directed by Daniel Sullivan. Tony nominees Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian’s Rainbow, Young Frankenstein) and David Harbour (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) are among the cast members joining the production.

Rabe (Portia), Martin (Gratiano), Byron Jennings ...

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Tickets Now On Sale for The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino

Tickets Now On Sale for The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino

Tickets are now on sale for The Merchant of Venice, starring Oscar and two-time Tony winner Al Pacino. Performances begin October 19 with an official opening November 7 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs.

Pacino returns in the role of moneylender Shylock in this Shakespearean tragicomedy, which debuted at that New York summer theater institution, Shakespeare ...

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The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino, Sets Opening Night

The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino, Sets Opening Night

The Broadway transfer of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, which enjoyed a sold-out Shakespeare in the Park run this summer, has set its opening night. The show, directed by Daniel Sullivan and starring Al Pacino as Shylock, will take the Broadhurst Theatre on October 19 and officially open on November 7. Pacino will play just 78 performances, ending his limited ...

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Public's The Merchant of Venice to Transfer to Broadway, Starring Al Pacino

Public's The Merchant of Venice to Transfer to Broadway, Starring Al Pacino

The Public Theatre's current Shakespeare in the Park staging of The Merchant of Venice will transfer to Broadway this fall for 78 performances, starring Al Pacino. Performances will run from October 19 through January 9, 2011, at the Broadhurst Theatre, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

The Merchant of Venice began performances at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on June 12 in repertory ...

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This Week's Drawing: Squigs Meets Shakespeare... In the Park!

This Week's Drawing: Squigs Meets Shakespeare... In the Park!

The debut of Broadway.com's new resident artist, Justin 'Squigs' Robertson, continues this week with a nod to one of the theatrical events of the year: the return of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. The New York City institution officially opened its first repertory season in nearly 20 years on June 30, kicking off a summer that will alternate ...

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Stars Under the Stars: An A-List Crowd Gathers for Al Pacino's Merchant of Venice

Stars Under the Stars: An A-List Crowd Gathers for Al Pacino's Merchant of Venice
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You couldn’t shake a stick without hitting a star at the Public Theater’s 2010 Central Park gala, which featured al fresco cocktails and dinner (on a perfect evening) followed by a performance of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. As you’ll see from our photo album, everybody who was anybody turned out to see the 70-year-old star play Shylock ...

Academy Award Winner Al Pacino to Star in Shakespeare in the Park's Merchant of Venice

Academy Award Winner Al Pacino to Star in Shakespeare in the Park's Merchant of Venice

Academy Award and Tony-winning superstar Al Pacino will star as Shylock in 2010's Shakespeare in the Park presentation of The Merchant of Venice, the Public Theater has announced. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the play will run in rotating repertory with The Winter's Tale, helmed by Michael Greif. Performances begin at the Delecorte Theater June 9, with the productions playing through ...

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