Broadhurst Theatre, (11/13/2010 - 2/20/2011)

First Preview: Oct 19, 2010
Opening Date: Nov 13, 2010
Closing Date: Feb 20, 2011
Total Previews: 26
Total Performances: 73

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Venice and on The Belmont.
Comments: "The Merchant of Venice" was on hiatus from 1/10/2011 through 1/31/2011.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director), Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President); Associate Producer: Joy Newman, David Schumeister, Barry Edelstein, Jeremy Scott Blaustein, Elon Rutberg, S.D. Wagner and John Johnson

Written by William Shakespeare; Original Music by Dan Moses Schreier

Directed by Daniel Sullivan; Choreographed by Mimi Lieber; Assistant Director: Laura Savia

Scenic Design by Mark Wendland; Costume Design by Jess Goldstein; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LaPointe; Associate Lighting Design: John Viesta; Associate Sound Design: Nick Borisjuk; Assistant Scenic Design: Rachel Nemec and Jon Collins; Assistant Costume Design: Tristan Scott Barton Raines and China Lee

Executive Producer: Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Kim Sellon; Assistant Co. Mgr: Christina Huschle

Production Stage Manager: Stephen M. Kaus; Stage Manager: David Sugarman

Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Press Representative: Candi Adams; Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Website Design/New Media Marketing: Art Meets Commerce; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Al PacinoShylock
a Jewish moneylender
David HarbourBassanio
friend of Antonio
Byron JenningsAntonio
a merchant of Venice
Jesse L. MartinGratiano
gentleman of Venice
(Oct 19, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011)
Lily RabePortia
an heiress in Belmont
Happy AndersonEnsemble
Gerry BammanDuke of Venice
Liza J. BennettEnsemble
Marsha Stephanie BlakeNerissa
Portia's waiting gentle-woman
Christopher FitzgeraldLauncelot Gobbo
servant to Shylock
Glenn FleshlerAntonio's Man
Ensemble
Luke ForbesEnsemble
Herb FosterBalthasar
servant to Portia
Ensemble
Jade HawkEnsemble
Bethany HeinrichEnsemble
Curt HostetterStephano
servant to Portia
Ensemble
Peter Francis JamesSalerio
friend of Antonio
Tia JamesEnsemble
Isaiah JohnsonPrince of Morocco
Charles KimbroughPrince of Arragon
suitor to Portia
Kelsey KurzEnsemble
Heather LindJessica
Shylock's daughter
Brian Keith MacDonaldEnsemble
Dorien MakhloghiEnsemble
Seth NumrichLorenzo
gentleman of Venice
(Oct 19, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011)
Matthew RauchSolanio
friend of Antonio
Baylen ThomasEnsemble
Priest
Richard TopolTubal
an associate of Shylock

Understudies: Liza J. Bennett (Jessica), Glenn Fleshler (Gratiano, Launcelot Gobbo), Luke Forbes (Prince of Morocco), Herb Foster (Duke of Venice, Prince of Arragon), Bryce Gill (Antonio's Man), Curt Hostetter (Antonio, Tubal), Tia James (Nerissa), Thomas M. Hammond (Bassanio, Lorenzo), Dorien Makhloghi (Solanio), Kim Martin-Cotten (Portia), Baylen Thomas (Salerio) and Richard Topol (Shylock)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2011 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director), Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President); Executive Producer: Joey Parnes

 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play [nominee] 

Al Pacino

 2011 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play [nominee] 

Lily Rabe

 2011 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Daniel Sullivan

 2011 Best Scenic Design of a Play [nominee] 

Mark Wendland

 2011 Best Costume Design of a Play [nominee] 

Jess Goldstein

 2011 Best Lighting Design of a Play [nominee] 

Kenneth Posner

Drama Desk Award

 2011 Outstanding Revival of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director), Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

 2011 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Al Pacino

 2011 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Lily Rabe

 2011 Outstanding Sound Design in a Play [nominee] 

Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners

 2011 Outstanding Music in a Play [nominee] 

Featuring songs by Dan Moses Schreier

 2011 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

Mark Wendland

 2011 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 

Daniel Sullivan

Theatre World

winner 2011 Award [recipient] 

Heather Lind

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Broadhurst Theatre

(11/13/2010 - 2/20/2011)
Second Assistant Stage Manager: Sean M. Thorne(Nov 19, 2010 - ?); Assistant Stage Mgr: Vanessa M. Coakley.

Cast

David Aaron Baker
Gratiano
gentleman of Venice
(Feb 1, 2011 - Feb 20, 2011)
George Bartenieff
Balthasar
servant to Portia
Ensemble
Herb Foster
Prince of Arragon
suitor to Portia
Thomas M. Hammond
Lorenzo
gentleman of Venice
(Feb 1, 2011 - Feb 20, 2011)
Brian Sgambati
Ensemble

Understudies: George Bartenieff (Duke of Venice, Prince of Arragon), Brian Sgambati (Bassanio, Lorenzo).


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