Al Pacino's 'Merchant of Venice' Extended on Broadway

 Joan Marcus/Public Theater

The Merchant of Venice will extend its Broadway run, the Public Theater announced Monday.

The successful show, which has played to over 100% capacity, stars Al Pacino as Shylock and Lily Rabe as Portia, who will appear for three additional weeks. REVIEW: Pacino's performance.

The play will take a brief hiatus on Jan. 9, its original close date, while Pacino films a movie, and then resume performances at the Broadhurst Theater from Feb. 1 - 20.

The Merchant of Venice is produced by the Public, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, and directed by Daniel Sullivan.

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