The Merchant of Venice

Comedy - Revival

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview: February 18, 1973
  • Opening Date: March 1, 1973
  • Closing Date: April 7, 1973
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 44

Playwright: William Shakespeare


Moneylender Shylock forces the Christian merchant Antonio to offer him a "pound of flesh" in exchange for money to allow Antonio's friend to marry the beautiful and wealthy Portia, in William Shakespeare's tale of revenge, greed and religion.


Opening Night Cast

Philip Bosco in The Merchant of Venice Philip Bosco Gratiano
Michael Clarke-Laurence Stephano
Peter Coffield Lorenzo
Olivia Cole Nerissa
Richard Council in The Merchant of Venice Richard Council Ensemble
Calvin Culver Ensemble
Frank Dwyer Court Clerk
Ray Fry Tubal
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Frederick Brahms Casting
  Ellis Rabb Director
  James Tilton Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  James Tilton Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1972 - 1973

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Performance Rosemary Harris Winner
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