Pacino set for New York stage

The Oscar winner is the headline act at 2010’s Shakespeare in the Park series, playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice – a role he played on the big screen back in 2004.

Pacino will be joined by Law & Order stars Jesse L. Martin and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, No Reservations’ Lily Rabe and actors actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Max Wright.

The Merchant of Venice will alternate on the Central Park stage with a production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

The Public Theater series will run from 9 June to 1 August (10).