Zoe Lister-Jones Will Join Broadway's Seminar April 3, After Lily Rabe Exits
By Kenneth Jones
Zoe Lister-Jones will succeed Lily Rabe in Broadway's Seminar, the Theresa Rebeck comedy about young novelists whose work is judged by a waspish editor. Rabe and original cast members Alan Rickman and Hamish Linklater exit the show April 1.
Lister-Jones (Broadway's The Little Dog Laughed), as the writer who organizes the group, joins Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman) and Justin Long (TV's "Ed") for their first performances at the Golden Theatre on April 3. Orginal cast members Jerry O'Connell and Hettienne Park are extending their stays with the show.
The new quintet is set to play eight weeks, from April 3 through May 27.
In Seminar, "four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, 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."
Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck wrote the plays Mauritius, The Scene, The Understudy and Omnium Gatherum (among many others), was an "NYPD Blue" writer and created the NBC series "Smash."
Seminar is directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Kin, the current Look Back in Anger and The Big Meal). It opened Nov. 20, 2011.
Seminar is produced by Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Roy Furman, David Ian, David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas and James Spry.
Tickets are $51.50-126.50, with Premium seating also available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.telecharge.com, calling (212) 239-6200 or going in person to The Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street).
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