Al Pacino is heading back to Broadway - for a new production of his hit New York play The Merchant Of Venice.
The actor has dazzled star-studded crowds this summer (10) at Central Park's Delacorte Theater in Manhattan, where he played villain Shylock in the William Shakespeare play, and bosses at The Public Theater are so impressed by his eight-week run, which ends on Sunday (01Aug10), they have struck a deal with Pacino to relocate the show this autumn (10).
Pacino will reprise his role on 19 October (10) for a limited run at the Broadhurst Theatre.
No further casting announcements were made as WENN went to press.
Pacino previously played Shylock in a 2004 film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice.
On Broadway, he has won Tony Awards for his performances in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. He also appeared in Camino Real, Richard III, American Buffalo, Chinese Coffee, two productions of Salome and Hughie, which he also directed.