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The Merchant   

 
Plymouth Theatre , (11/16/1977 - 11/19/1977)
First Preview:Nov 09, 1977 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Nov 16, 1977   
Closing Date:Nov 19, 1977 Total Performances:5

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Venice and Belmont. 1563.
Comments: Zero Mostel played Shylock at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia (Pre-Broadway tryout) for one preview (September 2, 1977). He died suddenly on September 8, 1977 and was replaced by Joseph Leon.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Roger Berlind and Eddie Kulukundis; Produced in association with SRO Productions, Ltd.
Written by Arnold Wesker
Directed by John Dexter
Scenic Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips; Lighting Supervised by Andrea Wilson; Sound Consultant: Otts Munderloh; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane
Production Stage Manager: Brent Peek; Stage Manager: Pat DeRousie; Assistant Stage Mgr: Brian Meister and Mark Blum
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Susan L. Schulman; Advertising: Matthew Serino and The Blaine Thompson Agency; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
John Clements Antonio Querini
A merchant of Venice
Joseph Leon Shylock Kolner
A Jew of Venice
Roberta Maxwell Portia Contarini
An heiress of Venice
Marian Seldes Rivka Kolner
Shylock's sister
Russ Banham Venetian
Mark Blum Venetian
Philip Carroll Venetian
James David Cromar Venetian
Julie Garfield Jessica Kolner
Shylock's daughter
Gloria Gifford Nerissa
Portia's maid
Jeffrey Horowitz
Broadway debut
Solomon Usque
A playwright
Leib Lensky Moses of Castelazzo
A portrait painter
Rebecca Malka Servant
Everett McGill Lorenzo Pisani
Bassanio's friend
Brian Meister Venetian
Riggs O'Hara Graziano Sanudo
Antonio's assistant
William Roerick Girolamo Priuli
Doge of Venice
John Seitz Tubal di Ponti
Shylock's partner
Nicolas Surovy Bassanio Visconti
Antonio's godson
Boris Tumarin Abtalion da Modena
Shylock's tutor
John Tyrrell Venetian
Angela Wood Rebecca da Mendes
Daughter of Portugese banker
Understudies: Russ Banham (Lorenzo Pisani), Mark Blum (Moses of Castelazzo, Solomon Usque), Philip Carroll (Girolamo Priuli, Moses of Castelazzo, Solomon Usque, Tubal di Ponti), James David Cromar (Bassanio Visconti), Pat DeRousie (Jessica Kolner, Rebecca da Mendes), Leib Lensky (Abtalion da Modena), Rebecca Malka (Jessica Kolner, Nerissa, Portia Contarini, Rebecca da Mendes), Brian Meister (Abtalion da Modena), William Roerick (Antonio Querini), John Seitz (Shylock Kolner), John Tyrrell (Graziano Sanudo) and Angela Wood (Nerissa, Rivka Kolner)