The Merchant of Venice

Comedy - Revival

Broadhurst Theatre

  • First Preview: October 19, 2010
  • Opening Date: November 13, 2010
  • Closing Date: February 20, 2011
  • Previews: 26
  • Performances: 73

Playwright: William Shakespeare

Synopsis

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

Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice Al Pacino Shylock
Lily Rabe in The Merchant of Venice Lily Rabe Portia
David Harbour in The Merchant of Venice David Harbour Bassanio
Byron Jennings in The Merchant of Venice Byron Jennings Antonio
Jesse L. Martin in The Merchant of Venice Jesse L. Martin Gratiano
Gerry Bamman in The Merchant of Venice Gerry Bamman Duke of Venice
Marsha Stephanie Blake in The Merchant of Venice Marsha Stephanie Blake Nerissa
Christopher Fitzgerald in The Merchant of Venice Christopher Fitzgerald Launcelot Gobbo
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
Dan Moses Schreier Dan Moses Schreier Composer
Daniel Sullivan Daniel Sullivan Director
Mimi Lieber Mimi Lieber Choreographer
Mark Wendland Mark Wendland Scenic Design
Jess Goldstein Jess Goldstein Costume Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2010 - 2011

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Play Al Pacino Nominee
2011 Outstanding Actress in a Play Lily Rabe Nominee
2011 Outstanding Director of a Play Daniel Sullivan Nominee
2011 Outstanding Music in a Play Dan Moses Schreier Nominee
2011 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee
2011 Outstanding Set Design Mark Wendland Nominee
2011 Outstanding Sound Design of a Play Acme Sound Partners Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Play Al Pacino Nominee
2011 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Theatre World Award Heather Lind Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Actor in a Play Al Pacino Nominee
2011 Actress in a Play Lily Rabe Nominee
2011 Costume Design of a Play Jess Goldstein Nominee
2011 Direction of a Play Daniel Sullivan Nominee
2011 Lighting Design of a Play Kenneth Posner Nominee
2011 Revival of a Play   Nominee
2011 Scenic Design of a Play Mark Wendland Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Feb. 20, 2011 39 $1,125,273
$1,066,275
$19,822 $136.13
$300.00
8266
1152
7
0
102.50% 1.38%
Feb. 13, 2011 38 $1,105,451
$1,066,275
$10,936 $135.57
$300.00
8154
1152
7
0
101.12% 1.05%
Feb. 6, 2011 37 $1,094,515
$1,066,275
- $135.63
$300.00
8070
1152
7
0
100.07% -
Jan. 9, 2011 33 $1,114,050
$1,066,275
- $134.79
$300.00
8265
1152
7
0
102.49% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $4,439,289
$4,265,100
  $135.53 32755
32256
28
0
101.55 %  
Cumulative
  $15,335,104
$15,084,135
  $132.86
$300.00
115374
114048
79
20
101.16 %  
 
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