Jill Clayburgh's Daughter, Lily Rabe, Misses Broadway Performances

11/06/2010 at 09:00 AM EDT

Lily Rabe Misses Broadway Performances to Mourn Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh and Lily Rabe
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The show must go on … but without one of its stars for now.

Lily Rabe, the daughter of late actress Jill Clayburgh who passed away Friday, had missed two performances of her Broadway show A Merchant of Venice to be by the side of her mother. The show's opening day was postponed, and Rabe's understudy took over her role temporarily.

When Rabe does return, she'll have a castmate to lean on who knew her mother well: Al Pacino.

The legendary actor had a five-year relationship with Rabe's mother, and the two remained friends after that. "Thank God we broke up!" Clayburgh once joked. "We were all wrong for each other."

Shakespeare's A Merchant of Venice was first presented this summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park before it made the move to Broadway. The show's official opening date is Nov. 13.

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