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The Merchant of Venice   

46th Street Theatre, (12/19/1989 - 3/10/1990)
First Preview: Nov 29, 1989 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Dec 19, 1989    
Closing Date: Mar 10, 1990 Total Performances: 84

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Venice and on the Belmont.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by Duncan C. Weldon and Jerome Minskoff; Produced in association with Punch Productions
Originally produced by The Peter Hall Company
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Robert Lockhart
Directed by Peter Hall; Associate Director: Giles Block
Scenic Design by Chris Dyer; Costume Design by Chris Dyer; Lighting Design by Neil Peter Jampolis; Original Lighting by Mark Henderson; Sound Design by Paul Arditti
Executive Producer: Thelma Holt; General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Thomas A. Kelly; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl
Music Contractor: John Miller
Costume Supervisor: Barbara Forbes; Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; Electronic Programming: Graeme Pleeth; General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Advertising: Weiner Associates; Photographer: John Haynes; Press Representative: Adrian Bryan-Brown
Cast
William Beckwith
Ensemble
Neal Ben-Ari
Balthasar
servant to Portia
Ensemble
Ben Browder
Leonardo
servant to Bassanio
Francesca Buller
Jessica
Shylock's daughter
Donald Burton
Salerio
friend of Antonio
Michael Carter
Prince of Arragon
suitor to Portia
Margery Daley
Ensemble
Singer - Soprano
Peter-Hugo Daly
Launcelot Gobbo
servant to Shylock
Dale Dickey
Ensemble
Herb Downer
Prince of Morocco
Elisabeth Engan
Ensemble
Singer - Soprano
Richard Garnett
Lorenzo
gentleman of Venice
Gordon Gould
Solanio
friend of Antonio
Basil Henson
Duke of Venice
Dustin Hoffman
Shylock
a Jewish moneylender
Denis Holmes
Ensemble
Geraldine James
Portia
an heiress in Belmont
Leigh Lawson
Antonio
a merchant of Venice
Leo Leyden
Old Gobbo
Launcelot's father
Leon Lissek
Tubal
an associate of Shylock
Nathaniel Parker
Bassanio
friend of Antonio
Wilbur Pauley
Ensemble
Singer - Bass
Margaret Poyner
Ensemble
Gary Rayppy
Ensemble
Michael Siberry
Gratiano
gentleman of Venice
Christina Sunnerstam
Musician - Violin
Julia Swift
Nerissa
Portia's waiting gentle-woman
John Norman Thomas
Ensemble
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
Ensemble
John Wojda
Stephano
servant to Portia
Ensemble
Taylor Young
Ensemble
Understudies: William Beckwith (Balthasar, Salerio), Neal Ben-Ari (Prince of Arragon, Shylock), Ben Browder (Lorenzo, Stephano), Michael Carter (Antonio), Dale Dickey (Jessica, Nerissa), Denis Holmes (Duke of Venice, Old Gobbo, Tubal), Margaret Poyner (Singer - Soprano), Gary Rayppy (Gratiano, Solanio), John Norman Thomas (Launcelot Gobbo, Singer - Bass), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Leonardo, Prince of Morocco), John Wojda (Bassanio) and Taylor Young (Portia)
Tony Award®
1990 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Dustin Hoffman
1990 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Geraldine James
1990 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Peter Hall
1990 Best Revival [nominee]
Produced by Duncan C. Weldon and Jerome Minskoff; Produced in association with Punch Productions; Originally produced by The Peter Hall Company
Drama Desk Award
winner 1990 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner]
Geraldine James
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Dustin Hoffman
1990 Outstanding Revival [nominee]
Produced by Duncan C. Weldon and Jerome Minskoff; Produced in association with Punch Productions