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Al Pacino is set to wow theatregoers in his native New York - with a series of live performances in the city's Central Park next summer.
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.
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. »
One of the more memorable and unusual TV shows of the 1980s was Alf. It centers around an alien named Gordon Shumway from the doomed planet Melmac. He crash lands his spaceship into the California garage of the Tanner family, who nickname him Alf (Alien Life Form). The cast of the show includes Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, and Benji Gregory, with John Lamotta, Liz Sheridan, Anne Meara, and Paul Dooley. The series ran on NBC for four seasons and 102 episodes.
Alf kept the Tanners quite busy as he was constantly breaking things, trying to eat their cat, and just overall being obnoxious. Filming on the show was apparently a lot to handle as well.
The production details of the series were kept relatively secret during the show's production. Once the series finished airing, many in the cast and crew have conceded that the series was a technical nightmare »
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