The Merchant of Venice

Opened: June 19, 1962

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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Beginning Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) will present its penultimate production for the 2023 Main Stage season, Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons beginning, next month.

Lucy Peacock Will Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

The Stratford Festival is honouring Lucy Peacock with this year's Legacy Award. The gala, hosted by Sheila McCarthy, will be held at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, October 2. Learn more about Lucy here!

Rubicon Theatre Launches 25th Season With THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2023

Rubicon Theatre will launch its 25th Anniversary Season, entitled TRULY YOURS, with The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed West Coast Premiere production of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT running October 4 - 21, 2023. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Full Cast Set For THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN at Salisbury Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2023

Following the success of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense opening their autumn season, Wiltshire Creative has announced the full cast for The Girl on the Train, adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel from the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks’ film. Find out who is starring in the show here!

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!

Cast Set For TRUEMAN AND THE ARSONISTS at the Studio Theatre at the Roundhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

represent. has announced full casting for Max Frisch’s Biedermann und die Brandstifter - Trueman and the Arsonists - in a new version by Simon Stephens, with songs by Chris Thorpe.   Learn more about the production and find out who is starring here!

Royal Shakespeare Company's THE EMPRESS Transfers to the Lyric Hammersmith
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

This autumn the Royal Shakespeare Company brings their acclaimed play The Empress by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Associate Tanika Gupta to the Lyric! Learn more about the play and how to get tickets ehre!

Photos: FROZEN Extends West End Booking Until June 2024; Plus New Rehearsal Photos!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

The West End production of Frozen has extended booking until June 2024. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets to the newly announced dates here! Plus check out all new rehearsal photos!

Linal Haft and Buster Skeggs Will Lead Australian Premiere of YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE JEWISH
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Veteran West End theatre couple Linal Haft and Buster Skeggs will return to the stage together for the Australian premiere of the legendary musical sketch comedy revue You Don’t Have To Be Jewish, coming to the Bondi Pavilion Theatre from October 25. Learn more about the production here!

Stratford Festival Mourns The Loss Of Marti Maraden
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2023

Stratford Festival has shared news of the death of Marti Maraden, an artistic director, actor and director of rare skill, as well as a beloved colleague and mentor. She died Thursday, August 31, while visiting family in Sweden, having suddenly fallen ill. She was 78 years old. 

Berkshire Theatre Group Reveals Cast for the Upcoming Production of COPENHAGEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2023

Get all the latest updates on Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Copenhagen. Find out who has been cast in the lead roles and when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show. Don't miss this limited engagement - learn more now!

Cast Revealed For COWBOIS, A New Queer Cowboy Show For The RSC by Charlie Josephine
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of Charlie Josephine's new play, Cowbois. 

BASKERVILLE Comes to Peninsula Players Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2023

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, presents performances of 'Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' beginning on September 6 for a six-week run at Door County's premiere professional theater. 

Garrett Clayton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Stone, and Richard White Will Lead Broadwest 2023-24 Premiere Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

Broadwest Entertainment, a new production collective based in Los Angeles, has announced its inaugural 2023-24 season of programming featuring Garrett Clayton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Stone, and Richard White

Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi Will Lead Oliver Goldsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Artistic Director Tom Littler directs Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds as Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle, with David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, joined by Sabrina Bartlett, Richard Derrington, Guy Hughes, and Robert Mountford in this celebration of chaos and courtship.

Vineyard Theatre Sets World Premiere & New York Premiere for 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2023

Discover the eagerly anticipated lineup of world premiere and New York premiere shows coming to Vineyard Theatre for their 2023-24 season. Get all the details on performance dates and highlights in this comprehensive article.

by Kristen Morale - Aug 20, 2023

The game’s afoot with howling fun! The Cape Playhouse, the longest-running professional summer theatre in the country, will soon wrap up its summer season with Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This final production will run from August 30th thru September 9th.

Full Cast Revealed For CLYDE'S at Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced full casting for the European première of Clyde’s which reunites double Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Lynette Linton as a follow up to their Donmar smash hit Sweat which transferred to the West End.

James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan, and Sara Powell Join Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James in LYONESSE at the Harold Pinter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Lyonesse by Penelope Skinner, directed by Ian Rickson at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 17 October – 23 December 2023.

The New Jewish Theatre to Celebrate 25 Years of Productions
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023

The New Jewish Theatre welcomes the community to celebrate its 25th season of telling universal stories through the lens of the Jewish experience. On September 10, 2023, from 4:30-6 pm, the public is invited to join New Jewish Theatre leaders and actors at the Carl & Helene Mirowitz Performing Arts Center in Creve Coeur to celebrate, reminisce, and raise money for the future of live theatre at the Jewish Community Center.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Is Coming To The Fisher Theatre in December
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 13, 2023

As artists, industry and fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop around the globe, The Hip Hop Nutcracker has announced its 2023 tour to more than 25 U.S. cities including Detroit’s Fisher Theatre for ONE SHOW ONLY on Saturday, December 9.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Will Return on National Tour to More Than 25 Cities
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2023

A holiday dance mash-up for the whole family during hip hop's 50th year! As artists, industry and fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop around the globe today, The Hip Hop Nutcracker announced its 2023 tour to more than 25 U.S. cities.

20 SECONDS, Award-Winning Play with Music, to Make New York City Premiere in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2023

Discover the details of the New York City premiere of '20 Seconds,' an award-winning play with music. Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

James Monroe Iglehart, Michael Urie, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Will Lead SPAMALOT; Ethan Slater & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 9, 2023

The court of the St. James Theatre has assembled! The Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT has just announced its cast and we have the full list!

David Harbour to Join Theater at Monmouth for a One-Night Fundraising Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Join actor David Harbour at Theater at Monmouth for an exclusive on-stage interview and Q&A session conducted by radio personality Lori Voornas. Don't miss this one-night-only fundraising event on August 12, 2023, at Cumston Hall. Get your tickets now!

Gabby Beans, Damon Daunno, And More To Lead Industry Reading of New Play BURNING FALLING RISING MONSTER By Kate Vozella
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2023

Jaki Bradley will direct Tony Award nominee Gabby Beans, Tony Award nominee Damon Daunno, Emmy Award Nominee Evan Jonigkeit, and Vince Nappo in an industry reading of Kate Vozella's AI play burning falling rising Monster.

Review: MACBETH, Shakespeare's Globe
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 3, 2023

“In thunder, lighting or in rain” rarely may have been a more appropriate Shakespearean line for the UK’s current weather. Yet after a stormy day, the skies cleared for opening night of the Globe’s latest production of Macbeth.

NEXT TO NORMAL Leads Our Top Ten London Shows For August
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 1, 2023

The weather may have forgotten that it's summer, but at BroadwayWorld we are still excited about what the theatre world has to offer. For those of you not lucky enough to be heading to Edinburgh, August in the capital has some brilliant theatre to look forward to.

Michael Shannon & Paul Sparks Led WAITING FOR GODOT & More Set for TFANA 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023

Discover the exciting lineup for the TFANA 2023-24 season, featuring the talented duo Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks in the iconic play Waiting for Godot. Get all the details on the dates and venue, and make sure not to miss this powerful and highly anticipated production.

THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE Comes to Shakespeare Theatre Company Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company and Artistic Director Simon Godwin have announced the final show of the 23/24 Season: Mary Zimmerman's The Matchbox Magic Flute. 

THE DING DONGS Comes to Gloucester Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2023

Gloucester Stage Company is excited to announce the highly anticipated opening of THE DING DONGS, a comedic thriller by Cape Cod playwright Brenda Withers and directed by Gloucester Stage's Artistic Director Rebecca Bradshaw. A part lesson in how power evolves and how intimidation works, audiences will have the opportunity to experience this thought-provoking play beginning Friday, August 11, through Friday, August 27, at the Gloucester Stage Company's historic waterfront theater.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Reveals 2023/24 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2023

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse has announced its 2023-24 Season. Learn more about the full lineup here!

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2023-24 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 15, 2023

The 29th season of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company will see its Artistic Director L. Peter Callender taking on two of what he terms “bucket list roles.” First as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in October, followed by Shylock in the Merchant of Venice in May.

ANTONIO! Comes to the Tank This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2023

Butch Mermaid Productions invites you to celebrate the joys, frustrations, and rebellions of queer love in the time of William Shakespeare! Written by Ania Upstill (they/them) and William Duignan (he/him), Antonio! is a new musical featuring an international cast and crew of trans and gender diverse artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Scotland, and New York. 

by Louise Penn - Jul 14, 2023

The process of bringing the works of the Bard to a modern stage is full of challenges, as director Bill Alexander explains in his new book, Exploring Shakespeare. A Director's Notes from the Rehearsal Room. In an absorbing glimpse into the rehearsal room, we are introduced to the choices which face both cast and crew when developing a production, from time and pace to backstory and design.

The Tank to Present World Premiere Of ANTONIO!, A New Queer Pirate Punk Shakespearean Musical
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 12, 2023

Butch Mermaid Productions will invite audiences to celebrate the joys, frustrations, and rebellions of queer love in the time of William Shakespeare! Written by Ania Upstill (they/them) and William Duignan (he/him), Antonio! is a new musical featuring an international cast and crew of trans and gender diverse artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Scotland, and New York.

Cast Revealed For AS YOU LIKE IT at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast of As You Like It, directed by Ellen McDougall. Learn more about the cast here!

Eden Espinosa, Alison Pill, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2023

Williamstown Theatre Festival has revealed the lineup for the WTF Cabaret, a cabaret series curated in partnership with Tony Award nominee and Festival mainstay Christopher Fitzgerald. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Cast Revealed For THE ARC: A Trilogy of New Jewish Plays at Soho Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2023

The cast has been announced for Emanate Productions’ brand-new triple bill of Jewish plays, which will premiere at the Soho Theatre this August. The Arc: A Trilogy of New Jewish Plays explores life’s great moments of birth, marriage, and death through a distinctly Jewish lens, written by three of the UK’s leading Jewish playwrights.

Full Cast and Creative Team Revealed For The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's KING LEAR
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2023

Full cast and creative team has been announced for the production which will open in previews at Wyndham’s Theatre on 21 October, with a press night on 31 October. The final performance in London will be on 9 December. In autumn 2024 the production will transfer to The Shed’s Griffin Theater in New York.

Cast Revealed For FAREWELL MISTER HAFFMANN at Bath Theatre Royal
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

Adam Blanshay Productions and Norel Productions have announced full casting for Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s Farewell Mister Haffmann, the English language world première of one of France’s most successful new plays.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 1936, Daniel Kitson's MAYBE A GHOST STORY, and More Set For Wilton's Music Hall Autumn Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

Wilton's Music Hall has announced its stunning autumn season, which sees ground-breaking productions, and collaborations with forward-thinking theatre companies. Continuing what has been an incredible year of theatre for Britain's oldest Victorian music hall, this new season is set to be one of the best yet.

Meet the Full Cast and Production Team of West Side Story at The Muny
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 3, 2023

Full cast, design and production teams have been set for one of the greatest and most powerful musicals of our time, West Side Story, playing at The Muny July 15 - 21. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Award Winning Novelist Andrew O'Hagan to Premiere First Play THE BALLAD OF TRUMAN CAPOTE At Edinburgh Fringe 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2023

The Ballad of Truman Capote, written and directed by Andrew O'Hagan, starring Patrick Moy as Truman Capote is coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2023. 

World Premiere Of Benjamin Scheuer's A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE Set For Edinburgh Fringe 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2023

Creative Partners Productions and Aria Entertainment will present the World Premiere of A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE by internationally renowned musician Benjamin Scheuer at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laura Dawkes and Jammy Kasongo Join the West End Cast of FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2023

 Laura Dawkes and Jammy Kasongo have joined the company of Frozen in London as Anna and Kristoff.

Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer & Louisa Jacobson to Star in THREE SISTERS at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2023

Additional cast and creative team members have been revealed for the 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season’s Main Stage Reading Series. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Yangtze Rep Reveals Second Cohort of PROJECT YZ Resident Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2023

Yangtze Repertory Theatre has revealed the newest members of Project YZ, the company’s AAPI Artist Residency program.

Cast Set for Red Bull Theater 2023 Short New Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2023

Red Bull Theater has revealed the cast for the eight world premieres selected for the company’s 13th annual Short New Play Festival.

Birmingham Stage Company Reveals Cast For West End Return of HORRIBLE HISTORIES: TERRIBLE TUDORS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2023

Birmingham Stage Company has announced the wicked cast for their West End return of Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors - Neal Foster, Emma Swan and Jack Ballard, in this delightfully gruesome production about one of history's most outrageous families.


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.



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