Ok, ok…I know I’m a Harry Potter nerd, but even if your aren’t the type to appreciate the complexities of the stunning portrayal of Severus Snape, you can still be a fan of Alan Rickman. From his romantic roles in Love, Actually and Sense and Sensibility to his villainous turns in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Sweeney Todd, Rickman brings poise, professionalism, and depth to every role he plays. The well-known film actor is also a theatre professional and two-time Tony Award nominee. And now he’s joining fellow Tony nominee Lily Rabe and Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater to star on Broadway in Seminar, a new play by Theresa Rebeck.
Yay for female playwrights on Broadway! And Rebeck must be something, ’cause let’s be honest; how many of us wouldn’t want Alan Rickman starring in our dreams…I mean, plays? 😉
Rebeck is a veteran playwright (and novelist, and screenwriter) known for her plays Spike Heels, The Understudy, and The Bells, among others. What’s so fun about the concept for Seminar, is that it’s a play about writers. And though I have yet to see or read Seminar, I’ve noticed that if anyone knows writers, it’s, well, writers. So do yourself a favor; check out a new play by a female playwright, in previews October 27 and opening officially Nov. 20.
Oh, and when you see Alan Rickman, tell him I said hi. Tell him he doesn’t know who I am yet, but he might someday. When he’s cast in my play. Someday.
Excuse me, but I have to go write something Rickman-worthy now. Wish me luck.