Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Will Join Alan Rickman in Broadway's Seminar at the Golden

News   Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Will Join Alan Rickman in Broadway's Seminar at the Golden
Producers Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman and Smuggler Films announced Aug. 15 that Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe (The Merchant of Venice, Steel Magnolias) and Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater (The School for Lies, Twelfth Night, "The New Adventures of Old Christine") will be part of the Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck's world-premiere play, Seminar.

Lily Rabe
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The two artists join the previously announced two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the "Harry Potter" franchise).

Directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Tigers Be Still, Kin, The Coward), the production will begin previews Oct. 27 at The Golden Theatre with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM.

In Seminar, press notes state, "four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard (Mr. 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 also 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.

Final casting and ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Rebeck's most recent project is writing the new NBC-TV series "Smash," a scripted hour-long drama about the making of a Broadway musical (coming in 2012). Her plays include Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels and more.

The Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street.

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