Thursday, September 23, 2010

Complete Casting Announced for "Merchant of Venice" Revival

Complete casting has been announced for the much buzzed-about Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which is set to star Al Pacino as one of Shakespeare's most famous characters: Shylock.  In this transfer of the Public Theater's Central Park production, Lily Rabe will reprise her performance as Portia.  Other performers who will reprise their roles are Byron Jennings as Antonio, and Heather Lind as Shylock's daughter, Jessica.  Christopher Fitzgerald, a 2010 Tony nominee for his featured turn in Finian's Rainbow, will take over the role of Launcelot Gobbo from Jesse Tyler Ferguson who will be filming the second season of the hit TV show Modern Family.  David Harbour (a 2005 Tony nominee for his portrayal of Nick in the most recent revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will take on the role of Bassanio, the role played by Hamish Linklater in the Park.

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