Oscar nominee Jeff Goldblum will take over as sharp-tongued novelist Leonard in Broadway’s Seminar beginning April 3. Also joining the hit main stem comedy is fellow movie star Justin Long as Martin and TV and stage actress Zoe Lister-Jones as Kate. Original stars Jerry O’Connell and Hettienne Park will continue with the production for an additional eight weeks. Directed by Sam Gold, Seminar is currently running at the Golden Theatre.
Seminar follows prolific author Leonard (Goldblum) as he teaches a private literary class to a group of four young writers (Long, Lister-Jones, O’Connell and Park).
Goldblum is replacing actor Alan Rickman, who originated the role on Broadway. Long is stepping in for Hamish Linklater, and Lister-Jones is replacing Tony nominee Lily Rabe. Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar opened on Broadway on November 20, 2011 at the Golden Theatre.
Goldblum appeared on Broadway in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, The Play What I Wrote, The Moony Shapiro Songbook and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Goldblum is primarily known for his TV and film work, including Jurassic Park, The Big Chill, Independence Day, Will & Grace and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Long’s film credits include He’s Just Not That Into You, Going the Distance, Galaxy Quest and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Lister-Jones previously appeared on Broadway in The Little Dog Laughed