The Public/Shakespeare in the Park staging of the play titles as The Merchant of Venice is going to start its previews at the venue of the Central Park's Delacorte Theater on the 12th of June where it will be making its officially debut on the 30th of June 30. The respective production is going to be giving its conclusive repertory run alongside The Winter's Tale on the 1st of August.
Critics had been full of praise for the Merchant, which had also co-starred Lily Rabe in the role of Portia, Byron Jennings in the character of Antonio, Heather Lind as the beautiful Jessica, Hamish Linklater in the role of Bassanio, Jesse L. Martin as the character named Gratiano, Marianne Jean-Baptiste as the character of Nerissa and last bit not the least Bill Heck as Lorenzo, amongst the other cast members.
Pacino's casting in the free summer staging of the respective play had resulted in making the Merchant of Venice amongst the most sought plays that had ever been played in this town. It had been a delight for all the theatre goers who were routinely lining up along the Central Park West even a day before the play had to be performed, jut so that they can somehow snag free tickets.
The Broadways’ run of the Merchant had been a reunion of the Shakespeare in the Park creative team that had been inclusive of Mark Wendland (who had been in charge of the scenic design), Jess Goldestein (who was the costume designer), Clint Ramos (another costume designer), Kenneth Posner (in charge of the lighting design) and last but not the least Acme Sound Partners in charge of the sound design. If you do want to see the best and still hit show the merchant of venice so you can buy the cheap the merchant of the venice tickets and get the real fun.