PHOTO CALL: The Merchant of Venice Mini-Tour, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Nelis, Launches in NYC

News   PHOTO CALL: The Merchant of Venice Mini-Tour, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Nelis, Launches in NYC
 
Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham reprises his performance as the Shakespearean moneylender Shylock in the Theatre for a New Audience production of The Merchant of Venice, which launched a mini-tour Feb. 27 at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.

Darko Tresnjak again helms Merchant, which was first seen Off-Broadway in a sold-out 2007 production that earned critical praise when it played the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival the same year.

The production will run through March 13 at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, prior to playing dates in Chicago (March 16-27), Boston (March 29-April 10) and Los Angeles (April 14-24).

Here is a first look at the production:


 

The cast also features Kate MacCluggage (39 Steps Off-Broadway) as Portia, Lucas Hall (Othello for TFANA) as Bassanio, Melissa Miller (I Never Sang for My Father) as Jessica, and returning 2007 cast members Vince Nappo as Lorenzo, Tom Nelis as Antonio and Christen Simon as Nerissa.

Also in the cast are Andrew Dahl as Balthazar, Grant Goodman as Solanio, Christopher Randolph as Aaragon, the Duke and Tubal, Matthew Schneck as Solerio, Ted Schneider as Gratiano, Raphael Nash Thompson as Morocco and Jacob Ming-Trent as Launcelot Gobbo.

Tickets are available by phoning (866) 811-4111, or by visiting Ovationtix. The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University is located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in New York City.

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