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Pacino’s Merchant postponed

Rabe, who plays wealthy Portia in the Shakespeare play, has been forced to pull out of several performances at the Broadhurst Theatre this week (begs01Nov10) due to an unspecified personal reason. She is expected to miss more shows, reports Playbill.com.

The official press opening was originally scheduled for Sunday (07Nov10) but it has now been delayed to ensure critics are able to review the whole cast.

The new press opening has yet to be confirmed.

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It has been estimated that Pacino, who is tackling the role of Shylock, has helped draw in $1 million (£666,670) a week in box office takings since previews began in October (10).

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