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Seminar’s Hamish Linklater Opens Up About His Life in the Theater and How Actors Are Like Alcoholics

Seminar’s Hamish Linklater Opens Up About His Life in the Theater and How Actors Are Like Alcoholics

If ever an actor was born to take the stage, it is Hamish Linklater. Son of revered Shakespeare teacher Kristin Linklater, he grew up on Edith Wharton's estate in the Berkshires and performed in Shakespeare & Co. productions beginning when he was eight years old. Now 35, Linklater has built a fascinating career that mixes Shakespeare’s dashing leading men ...

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Star Quality! Our Picks For 10 Amazing Broadway Debuts of 2011

Star Quality! Our Picks For 10 Amazing Broadway Debuts of 2011

Every season features dozens of Broadway debuts, but 2011 was notable for the number of memorable star performances given by actors gracing Broadway stages for the first time. From an Aussie stage vet to downtown favorites and an Oscar and Emmy-nominated TV star, these 10 newcomers brought vibrant life to a variety of Main Stem productions this year.


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Was Seminar a Grade-A Experience for Our Word of Mouth Reviewers?

Was Seminar a Grade-A Experience for Our Word of Mouth Reviewers?

Four aspiring writers place their fiction in the expert hands of a literary legend named Leonard, and await the verdict: That’s the premise of Seminar, starring stage and screen legend Alan Rickman. Broadway.com sent Word of Mouth reviewers Scott, Matthew and Tara Ann to the Golden Theatre to see Rickman in action opposite Lily Rabe, Jerry O’Connell ...

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Seminar, Starring Alan Rickman, Gets a Starry Broadway Opening

Seminar, Starring Alan Rickman, Gets a Starry Broadway Opening
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All hail Alan Rickman! That was the consensus on the red carpet at opening night of the world premiere of Seminar. Theresa Rebeck’s comedy made its official Broadway bow on November 20 at the Golden Theatre, and the starry company (including Lily Rabe, Jerry O’Connell, Hamish Linklater and Hettienne Park) joined equally starry guests to celebrate after the ...

Squigs Pulls Up a Desk at Seminar, Starring Alan Rickman

Squigs Pulls Up a Desk at Seminar, Starring Alan Rickman

It takes a brave (or foolish) young writer to entrust his work to the judgment of fearsome literary lion Leonard—especially since Leonard is played by stage-and-screen great Alan Rickman in the new play Seminar! Just before the play's November 20 opening night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson took a seat at the Golden Theatre to see ...

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Take a First Look at Alan Rickman as a Fearsome Literary Lion in Seminar

Take a First Look at Alan Rickman as a Fearsome Literary Lion in Seminar
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Remember the tough-as-nails teacher who made you quake in your proverbial boots? He or she has got nothing on Alan Rickman, who finds dozens of ways to terrorize the four would-be novelists paying big bucks for his guidance in Seminar. Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy is set to open on November 20 at Broadway’s Golden Theatre, and we’ve ...

Alan Rickman & His Seminar Students Preview Their New Broadway Comedy

Alan Rickman & His Seminar Students Preview Their New Broadway Comedy

Any aspiring novelist might feel a tad of trepidation over having his or her work judged by Alan Rickman as an imperious writing teacher. That’s the premise of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy Seminar, which begins previews at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on October 27. Rickman and stage students Jerry O’Connell, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and Hettienne Park ...

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Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Enroll in Broadway's Seminar with Alan Rickman

Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Enroll in Broadway's Seminar with Alan Rickman

Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater have signed on to join previously announced star Alan Rickman in Theresa Rebeck's Seminar this fall at Broadway's Golden Theatre. Performances will begin on October 27 with opening night set for November 20. Sam Gold directs.

Seminar
follows four young writers participating in a private seminar taught by literary icon Leonard (Rickman). Tensions ...

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Ethan Hawke, Laurie Metcalf, Chad Deity & More Win 2011 Obie Awards

Ethan Hawke, Laurie Metcalf, Chad Deity & More Win 2011 Obie Awards

The 2011 Obie Awards were presented on May 16 at a ceremony held at Webster Hall hosted by David Hyde Pierce and S. Epatha Merkerson. Administered by The Village Voice, the awards honor off-Broadway productions, performers and directors and are not competitive. Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was named Best New American Play, an award that ...

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A Sneak Peek at Mamie Gummer, Hamish Linklater, Jenn Gambatese & the Cast of The School for Lies

A Sneak Peek at Mamie Gummer, Hamish Linklater, Jenn Gambatese & the Cast of The School for Lies

Ready for a classic comedy? Playwright David Ives puts his 21st century spin on Moliere’s 17th century hit The Misanthrope in The School for Lies, which opens on May 1 at Classic Stage Company. Director Walter Bobbie has assembled a top-drawer cast, including Hamish Linklater, Mamie Gummer, Jenn Gambatese and Alison Fraser, for this rollicking comedy, performed in verse ...

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