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.
The movie, starring Colin Firth, was named Outstanding Wide Release Film by officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
But Ford's partner Richard Buckley had to take the stage at the annual gay honours ceremony in Los Angeles to pick up the prize, as the star was stuck in the U.K. because of the travel chaos across Europe which has grounded almost every flight out of the continent.
Hit U.S. show Glee landed the top TV trophy - the musical was named Outstanding Comedy Series, and creator Ryan Murphy praised lesbian actress Jane Lynch and gay actor Chris Colfer for their involvement in the popular programme.
Murphy told the audience at the glitzy gala, "We have a great responsibility with the show," and vowed Colfer's character, Kurt Hummel "would never be the victim".
Drew Barrymore received the Vanguard Award for her continued gay rights activism.
Accepting the honour, she said, "The thing that means the most to me about an evening like this, and why I want to fight and be outspoken about this is because there are so many people who are in desperate need of families."
Gay comedienne Wanda Sykes was handed the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, and Adam Lambert performed at the ceremony, which was hosted by transgender actress Candis Cayne and gay actor Wilson Cruz.