Seminar

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: November 20, 2011
Closing: May 06, 2012

Seminar - 2011 - Broadway History , Info & More

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 biting new comedy.

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NY Review: 'Seminar'
7 / 10

There are consolations, chief among them Rickman, who wisely understates Leonard's prickly intelligence, colossal ego, and enormous self-loathing. The actor is absolutely delicious as Leonard slides a metaphorical knife in so smoothly and off-handedly that the victim can't even feel it. Watch Rickman as Leonard delivers a blistering assessment of a student's bleak future. Only gradually does it become apparent that the teacher is speaking about himself. This is the kind of part that could have been played with fireworks, but Rickman sounds subtle and beautiful grace notes. Linklater gives spine to Martin's neediness, Rabe lights a fire under the seemingly placid Kate, O'Connell lends depth to the jerky Douglas, and Park gives Izzy a refreshing spark.

Theater Review: 'Seminar' -- 2.5 stars
7 / 10

The play does not progress well. Douglas and Izzy more or less disappear. Kate's trajectory makes no sense at all. And by the end, it turns into a histrionic confrontation between Leonard and Martin chock-full of plot twists.

SEMINAR Closes on Broadway Today, May 6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2012

SEMINAR, the acclaimed comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, "NYPD Blue," NBC's hit series "Smash") and directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Big Meal, Look Back in Anger), will play its final Broadway performance in today's matinee, May 6. The World Premiere production opened on Sunday, November 20, 2011 and will have played a total of 191 performances and 26 previews at The Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).

SEMINAR to Close on Broadway May 6
by Robert Diamond - May 1, 2012

SEMINAR, the acclaimed comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, "NYPD Blue," NBC's hit series "Smash") and directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Big Meal, Look Back in Anger), will play its final Broadway performance in this Sunday's matinee, May 6. The World Premiere production opened on Sunday, November 20, 2011 and will have played a total of 191 performances and 26 previews at The Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).

Photo Flash: SEMINAR Cast Unveils New Pizza at Two Boots!
by Kelsey Denette - April 13, 2012

Several Cast members from SEMINAR, now playing at The Golden Theatre, appeared at Two Boots in their Theater District Neighborhood location to sample the new SEMINAR-inspired pizza. The new slice will be called The Cross-Dressing Gang Leader (named after a reference in the play) and includes a white Grandma crust with Tasso, Red Onions and a criss-cross of Red & Green Pesto. See photos below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long & Zoe Lister-Jones in SEMINAR
by Harmony Wheeler - April 9, 2012

On April 3, Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Justin Long (He's Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, "Ed"), and Zoe Lister-Jones (The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo) took their official opening night bows in SEMINAR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, "NYBD Blue," "Smash"). Check out the latest production photos below!

Photo Coverage: Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long & Zoe Lister-Jones Take Premiere Bow in SEMINAR!
by Walter McBride - April 4, 2012

Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), Justin Long (He's Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, 'Ed'), and Zoe Lister-Jones (The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo) head the cast of the Broadway season's hit comedy SEMINAR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, 'NYBD Blue,' NBC's new hit series 'Smash') beginning Tuesday, April 3.

STAGE TUBE: Jeff Goldblum Talks SEMINAR on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'
by Stage Tube - April 3, 2012

Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day, 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), appeared on last night's 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to discuss his starring role in Broadway's SEMINAR. Goldblum assumes the role of Leonard in the play tonight, April 3 for an 8-week run.

Alan Rickman Departs SEMINAR Tonight; Jeff Goldblum to Join Cast!
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Harry Potter franchise) will play his final performance on Sunday, April 1 in SEMINAR by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, NBC's new hit series "Smash"), directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Kin, The Coward).

BWW TV: SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long, Zoe Lister-Jones Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 29, 2012

Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), Justin Long (He's Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, 'Ed'), and Zoe Lister-Jones (The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo) will join the cast of the Broadway comedy SEMINAR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, 'NYBD Blue,' NBC's new hit series 'Smash') beginning Tuesday, April 3. The new cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event! Check out video with full coverage below!

Photo Coverage: SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long, Zoe Lister-Jones Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - March 29, 2012

Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Justin Long (He's Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, "Ed"), and Zoe Lister-Jones (The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo) will join the cast of the Broadway season's hit comedy SEMINAR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, "NYBD Blue," NBC's new hit series "Smash") beginning Tuesday, April 3. The new cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the big event! Check out photos of the new group below!

STAGE TUBE: Jeff Goldblum on His Upcoming SEMINAR Role!
by Stage Tube - March 27, 2012

Broadway and film star Jeff Goldblum will assume the role of Leonard in SEMINAR on April 3. In the video below, he encourages fans to come and see him in this 'spectacular show.'

Photo Flash: SEMINAR and Givenik Host Benefit Reception for Lark Play Development Center
by Kelsey Denette - March 22, 2012

Yesterday, March 21st, SEMINAR partnered with Givenik.com for a special post-performance reception for audience and cast members at Glass House Tavern (252 West 47th Street). The evening helped to support the Lark Play Development Center. View photos below!

STAGE TUBE: Inside The SEMINAR Photo Shoot
by Stage Tube - March 20, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Harry Potter franchise) will play his final performance on Sunday, April 1 in SEMINAR by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, NBC's new hit series "Smash"), directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Kin, The Coward). Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum will make his return to Broadway when he assumes the leading role of 'Leonard' on Tuesday, April 3 for 8 weeks only. Visit the photo shoot for SEMINAR on Broadway as Jerry O'Connell interviews fellow cast members Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long and Zoe Lister-Jones. Check out the behind the scenes video below!

SEMINAR Partners With Givenik.com for Tomorrow's Performance
by Kelsey Denette - March 20, 2012

Tomorrow, March 21st, SEMINAR will partner with Givenik.com for a special post-performance reception for audience and cast members at Glass House Tavern (252 West 47th Street). The evening will help support the Lark Play Development Center.

STAGE TUBE: JERRY O'CONNELL Announces Charity Night at SEMINAR March 21 for Givenik
by Christina Mancuso - March 16, 2012

Jerry O'Connell, star of the Broadway play, SEMINAR, announces a special charity event through Givenik.com, donating 5% of proceeds from all ticket sales for the March 21st performance to Lark Play Development Center. Watch his YouTube video promotion here!

SHATNER'S WORLD Opens at Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2012

Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT (www.shatnersworld.com) to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA for one performance only on March 10 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale February 4th at 10:00 a.m. The show comes to L.A. direct from Broadway, where it will play a three week run at the Broadway's Music Box Theatre from February 14 - March 4.

Zoe Lister-Jones to Join Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long in SEMINAR, 4/3
by Nicole Rosky - March 6, 2012

Zoe Lister-Jones (The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, her own Codependence Is a Four-Letter Word, Salt, Breaking Upwards, NBC's "Whitney," Fox Searchlight's upcoming Lola Versus) will join Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") and Film and Television star Justin Long (He's Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, "Ed") beginning Tuesday, April 3 in the cast of the Broadway season's hit comedy SEMINAR by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, "NYBD Blue," NBC's new hit series "Smash").

Seminar FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Seminar has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2011.
Seminar has been nominated for several awards. Lily Rabe was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, as was Alan Rickman. The play itself was nominated for the Distinguished Production of a Play at the Drama League Awards. Additionally, Seminar was nominated for Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Hettienne Park received a nomination for Outstanding Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards.
Seminar has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for both Lily Rabe and Alan Rickman. It also received the Distinguished Production of a Play award from the Drama League Awards. Additionally, Seminar won the Outstanding New Broadway Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Hettienne Park received the Outstanding Debut Performance award from the Theatre World Awards.

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