The Merchant of Venice

Opened: January 17, 1995
Closing: February 26, 1995

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Alexandra Silber, Jack DiFalco & More to Star in OUR CLASS at BAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

OUR CLASS, the award-winning play by Polish writer Tadeusz Słobodzianek, will be performed for the first time in New York at Brooklyn Academy of Music. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Full Cast Revealed For the West End Run of DR SEMMELWEIS, Starring Mark Rylance
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2023

Mark Rylance returns to the West End this summer in Dr Semmelweis opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 11 July, with previews from 29 June, and running until Saturday 7 October.

Door Shakespeare Announces 2023 Production Team
by Blair Ingenthron - May 21, 2023

Door Shakespeare has announced the production team for the 2023 season. Directors Scott McKenna Campbell and Leda Hoffmann return for their sixth and fourth respective seasons.

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

Brigid Larmour Steps Down as Watford Palace Theatre's Artistic Director and CEO
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Brigid Larmour has announced she will be stepping down from her role as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Watford Palace Theatre in Spring 2023. 

Guy Masterson to Direct Terry d'Alfonso's PICASSO Starring Peter Tate at The Playground Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2022

Guy Masterson, director of the Olivier nominated West End hit, ‘The Shark Is Broken’ will direct PICASSO by Terry d’Alfonso, starring Peter Tate, at The Playground Theatre, running 25 January - 4 February, 2023. 

THE MEANING OF ZONG, Giles Terera's Debut Play, Comes To The Barbican in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022

The Meaning of Zong is the boldly inventive debut play by Giles Terera whose performance in the original run at Bristol Old Vic won him the 2022 UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play. The Meaning of Zong celebrates the power of the human spirit against adversity, and the journey to understand our place in the world.

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Great Barrington Pubic Theater to Present THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

The GB Public Theater 2022 mainstage season continues Aug.4 – Aug 14 with an evocative, penetrating drama about the vicissitudes and complexities of family dynamics, self-identity and the nature and meaning of love today - Things I Know to be True.

New Cast Member Announced For 9 CIRCLES at Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

Following the recent announcement of Guy Masterson and Bill Cain's 9 Circles at Park Theatre, the company have announced Daniel Bowerbank as the final cast member to join the cast.

Cast Announced for IDENTICAL, New Musical Adaptation of THE PARENT TRAP Novel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

After a five-year casting search and multiple auditions across the UK, three sets of talented identical twins are about to become Britain’s latest musical theatre stars. Learn all about the show here.

Barbara Gaines to Step Down as Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Thirty-six years after founding Chicago Shakespeare Theater and paving the way for the Tony Award-winning company to become one of the nation’s leading theaters, Barbara Gaines has announced her plan to step down as Artistic Director in 2023.

Broadway Actors You Should Know in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
by Michael Major - Feb 27, 2022

Check out BroadwayWorld's guide to Broadway actors in the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and how you know them! The series features an impressive amount of Broadway talent, including returning cast members Tony Shalhoub, Stephanie Hsu, and Jane Lynch, and new guest stars like Gideon Glick, Kelly Bishop, and more.

Louise Redknapp Joins the Cast of FATAL ATTRACTION
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2022

From Wednesday 9th March (New Theatre, Cardiff) acclaimed actress, musician, TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Louise Redknapp joins Oliver Farnworth (Dan Gallagher) as his wife, Beth and Susie Amy who takes on the role of Alex Forrest when Kym Marsh concludes her run in the tour on Saturday 5th March 2022.

25th Istanbul Theatre Festival to Take Place This October and November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

With the slogan “Theatre In These Trying Times”, the 25th edition of the festival has set out to breathe fresh air into both the world of theatre and to theatre lovers with a programme of mostly new productions that look at the world, which is in search of a new normal, through the lens of theatre.

Theatre Royal Bath To Reopen This Autumn With The Welcome Back Season Of Plays
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2020

Theatre Royal Bath has announced that the main house will be reopening this Autumn with a collection of three modern classics.

VIDEO: Orlando Shakes Celebrates Past Productions With Social Media Throwbacks
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2020

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's building may be closed but that hasn't stopped its creative reinvention of how the show must go on. Each week, actors from past productions are featured in 'throwback' videos on the company's Facebook page. Actors are submitting their own fresh takes of their previous performances from living rooms and backyards following stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series of videos are a peek into the life of an actor while the country is on lockdown and a celebration of the undaunted spirit of the artist.

The Hunt Is On For Identical Twins To Star In New Musical, IDENTICAL, Based on THE PARENT TRAP, Directed by Trevor Nunn
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2019

Identical, the world premiere of a 'Twin-sational' new musical, destined for London's West End, is based on the novel The Parent Trap by Erich Kästner, which inspired Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998. It tells the story of twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp 10 years later. In an attempt to re-join their divorced parents, they decide to exchange identities.

Full Casting Announced For Cheek By Jowl's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2019

Cheek by Jowl reunites with the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre on Francis Beaumont's outrageous dark comedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, hilarious and terrifying in its relevance to our times. Following its Paris and Moscow premieres, the production comes to London for performances at the Barbican - where Cheek by Jowl is an Artistic Associate, from 5 to 8 June with a press performance on 5 June.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE Comes To Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2018

Casting has been announced for Rosenbaum's Rescue, the World Premiere play exploring the true story of how over 7,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi occupation in 1943. Starring Olivier Award-winner David Bamber, Neil McCaul, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Julia Swift, the production unearths new accounts behind one of history's most compelling mysteries. Directed by Kate Fahy and written by A. Bodin Saphir, the official press night at Park Theatre will be Tuesday 15 Jan, 7pm.

Judy Kuhn and More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal company for its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel).

Broadway's Town Hall Presents The 97th Annual FRIEND OF THE ARTS AWARDS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2018

Town Hall announces that this year's FRIEND OF THE ARTS AWARD - it's 97th annual - will honor Multimedia Performance Artist, LAURIE ANDERSON; TheaterWorksUSA Co-Founder, CHARLES HULL; and Nonesuch Records' Long-Time President, ROBERT HURWITZ.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2018

In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning.


The Merchant of Venice has had 7 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1962, Off-Broadway which opened in 1962, Off-Broadway which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, Off-Broadway which opened in 1995, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007 and Broadway which opened in 2010.
The Merchant of Venice has been nominated for the Performance category at the Obie Awards for Ron Liebman.
The Merchant of Venice has won the Performance (Obie Awards) for Ron Liebman.



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