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“Seminar” on Broadway Has Something To Teach Us All

Theresa Rebeck has delivered us a Seminar,” and it’s one in which all audiences, artists or not, can sit back and learn a thing or two. The Broadway play, which has been onstage since Sunday, November 20, focuses on the lives of four aspiring writers (Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Jerry O’Connell, and Hettienne Park) and their mentor, Leonard (Alan Rickman). As the young writers continue to turn things into their professor, none of it ever passes muster and as the writers’ frustration grows, their patience for each other dwindles.

Among writers who were once friends and have now turned competitors, and a teacher that seems insatiable, Rebeck has also thrown in enough comedy and sexual tension to really keep things interesting. And just when the audience has thought that they’ve heard all the one-liners and seen all the criticism they can stand, the performance wraps with one last look at a lone Leonard in his apartment. It’s here when the final lesson is taught, and crowds are given a look at the real Leonard, which is not the one they’ve seen during the play.

The play is a fantastically funny and intelligent look at the life of an artist, and the different insecurities everyone has about themselves and their own work in life. It’s brilliantly directed by Sam Gold, who also directed “Circle Mirror” and who has been named an associate artist of the Roundabout Theater Company. In addition to great writing and ingenious directing, “Seminar” is also backed by a solid cast. Jerry O’Connell is extremely well-known for his work on-stage as well as in television and films; while Alan Rickman played the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies for the past decade.

Get your Seminar tickets today and enjoy this great show!


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