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Al Pacino Returns to Broadway for 'The Merchant of Venice'

July 27, 2010 (6:43 am) GMT
The actor is tapped to play villain Shylock in the William Shakespeare play which will be opened for a limited run at the Broadhurst Theater on October 19.
Al Pacino

is heading back to Broadway for a new production of his hit New York play "The Merchant of Venice". The actor has dazzled star-studded crowds this summer at Central Park's Delacorte Theater in Manhattan, where he played villain Shylock in the William Shakespeare play, and bosses at The Public Theater are so impressed by his eight-week run, which ends on Sunday, August 1, they have struck a deal with Pacino to relocate the show this autumn.

Pacino will reprise his role on October 19 for a limited run at the Broadhurst Theater. No further casting announcements were made as WENN went to press. Pacino previously played Shylock in a 2004 film adaptation of "".

On Broadway, he has won Tony Awards for his performances in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel". He also appeared in "Camino Real", "Richard III", "American Buffalo", "Chinese Coffee", two productions of "Salome" and "Hughie", which he also directed.

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