Oscar and Emmy nominee Jeff Goldblum will teach L.A. audiences a lesson as tough-as-nails writing instructor Leonard in Theresa Rebeck’s acclaimed play Seminar. Goldblum, who played the role on Broadway, will recreate his performance for the West Coast premiere. Directed by Sam Gold, Seminar will kick off the Ahmanson Theatre’s 2012-2013 season with performances beginning October 10 and continuing through November 18. Opening night is scheduled for October 17. No further casting has been announced.
Seminar follows acclaimed novelist Leonard (Goldblum) as he teaches a private literary class to a group of four young writers. 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 show opened on Broadway on November 20, 2011, starring Alan Rickman in the role of Leonard. Goldblum assumed the role of Leonard on April 3 and the production closed on May 6. The Los Angeles premiere will feature the complete Broadway design team.