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Producers Keen on Extending Al Pacino's 'Merchant of Venice'

November 20, 2010 (4:25 am) GMT
Since the play has won a high praise from critics and drawn a million a week at the box office, producers are leaning towards a longer run.
Producers Keen on Extending Al Pacino's 'Merchant of Venice'

Broadway producers are in talks with to extend his critically acclaimed run in "The Merchant of Venice". "The Godfather" star tackles the role of money-lender Shylock, opposite actress in the Shakespeare play, and has won high praise from critics for what they insist is the best performance of the current theater season.

The New York revival of the classic play is making in excess of $1 million a week at the box office - unprecedented figures for a non-musical - and theater bosses are keen to add more dates to the limited run, reports the New York Times.

Pacino and Rabe are currently committed to a total of 78 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre and their final Broadway bow is scheduled to take place on January 9.

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