The cast features Tony Award nominee Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the "Harry Potter" franchise), Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater (School for Lies Off-Broadway, TV's "The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Tony nominee Lily Rabe (The Merchant of Venice), Hettienne Park (Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures) and TV and film actor Jerry O'Connell.
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Alan Rickman, Jerry O'Connell, Lily Rabe and Cast of Seminar Meet the Press
Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Tigers Be Still, Kin, The Coward), in his Broadway debut, directs the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Rebeck (Mauritius, Our House, The Scene, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels, the forthcoming Poor Behavior at Mark Taper Forum and NBC's upcoming series about musical theatre "Smash"). In Seminar, according to the producers, "four aspiring young novelists (including Rabe and Linklater) sign up for private writing classes with Leonard (Rickman), an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting new comedy."
The production will feature set and costume design by Tony Award nominee and two-time Obie Award winner David Zinn, lighting design by Drama Desk Award nominee Ben Stanton and original music and sound design by two-time Drama Desk Award winner John Gromada.
The play's producers are Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith and Roy Furman.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Sept. 17 and will be available through internet and phone sales by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200.
For in-person purchases, the Golden Theatre box office (252 W. 45th Street) will open Oct. 6. Tickets are $51.50-126.50, with Premium seating also available.