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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
William BeckwithEnsemble
Neal Ben-AriBalthasar
servant to Portia
Ben BrowderLeonardo
servant to Bassanio
Francesca BullerJessica
Shylock's daughter
Donald BurtonSalerio
friend of Antonio
Michael CarterPrince of Arragon
suitor to Portia
Margery DaleyEnsemble
Singer - Soprano
Peter-Hugo DalyLauncelot Gobbo
servant to Shylock
Dale DickeyEnsemble
Herb DownerPrince of Morocco
Elisabeth EnganEnsemble
Singer - Soprano
Richard GarnettLorenzo
gentleman of Venice
Gordon GouldSolanio
friend of Antonio
Basil HensonDuke of Venice
Dustin HoffmanShylock
a Jewish moneylender
Denis HolmesEnsemble
Geraldine JamesPortia
an heiress in Belmont
Leigh LawsonAntonio
a merchant of Venice
Leo LeydenOld Gobbo
Launcelot's father
Leon LissekTubal
an associate of Shylock
Nathaniel ParkerBassanio
friend of Antonio
Wilbur PauleyEnsemble
Singer - Bass
Margaret PoynerEnsemble
Gary RayppyEnsemble
Michael SiberryGratiano
gentleman of Venice
Christina SunnerstamMusician - Violin
Julia SwiftNerissa
Portia's waiting gentle-woman
John Norman ThomasEnsemble
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.Ensemble
John WojdaStephano
servant to Portia
Taylor YoungEnsemble
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