The cast, under the direction of Sam Gold, is now in rehearsals that lead to an Oct. 27 first preview at the Golden on West 45th Street. Opening night is Nov. 20.
In Seminar, according to the producers, "four aspiring young novelists (including Jerry O'Connell, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and Hettienne Park) 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 provocative new comedy."
Tickets are $51.50-126.50, with Premium seating also available. Tickets are also on sale at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
O'Connell is the film and TV actor known for Hollywood's "Stand By Me" and "Jerry Maguire" and TV's "Crossing Jordan" and "The Defenders" (this marks his Broadway debut); Tony Award nominee Rickman starred in Broadway's Private Lives and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and in the "Harry Potter" film franchise; Obie Award winner Linklater was in the recent School for Lies Off-Broadway and TV's "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (this is his Broadway debut); Rabe was Tony-nominated for her work in The Merchant of Venice; Park appeared in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (this is her Broadway debut).
Gold has been acclaimed for his direction of Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Tigers Be Still, Kin, The Coward and more. In his Broadway debut, he 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 Poor Behavior at Mark Taper Forum and NBC's upcoming series about musical theatre "Smash"). The production features 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, Roy Furman, David Mirvish and James Spry.