The Merchant of Venice

Comedy - Revival

City Center

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 4, 1953
  • Closing Date: March 15, 1953
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 15

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

Luther Adler Shylock
Richard Astor Court Clerk
The Neopolitan Prince
Philip Bourneuf Antonio
Frank Corsaro Launcelot Gobbo
James Daly Gratiano
Albert Duclos Balthazar
Robert Fletcher Prince of Aragon
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Albert Marre Staging
  Todd Bolender Choreographer
  Lemuel Ayers Scenic Design
  Lemuel Ayers Costume Design
  New York City Drama Company (Albert Marre: Artistic Director) Producer
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