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Pacino’s ‘Merchant’ gets Broadway extension

Production will not close on Jan. 9

The Merchant of Venice,” starring Al Pacino as Shylock, will not close Jan. 9 as previously announced.

Producing org the Public Theater has opted instead for a hiatus from the 9th through the end of the month, followed by three more weeks of performances at the Rialto’s Broadhurst Theater. Helmer Daniel Sullivan’s well-reviewed take on the Shakespeare’s complex drama is taking the break in order to accommodate Pacino’s shooting schedule on an upcoming project.

Show will resume Feb. 1 and close Feb. 20. Tickets for the newly announced perfs go on sale Dec. 29.

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