Newsday Tuesday: Stars light up new play by Theresa Rebeck

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.

Playwright 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.

Alan Rickman

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.

About dramachicky

I am a dramachick: a playwright, actress, director, wife, singer, reader, aunt, daughter, student, teacher, and dreamer. My husband has taken to calling me dramachicky. :-) I have my M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing/playwriting from Wilkes University. My husband and I started a small theatre group in northeast Pennsylvania called Ghostlight Productions. I love all things theatre and I am thrilled to launch this blog as a celebration of women playwrights.
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5 Responses to Newsday Tuesday: Stars light up new play by Theresa Rebeck

  1. Vicki Mayk says:

    So interested to read this! Love Alan Rickman! And I’m delighted that he’s going to be in a play by a female playwright.! You are doing a great job with this blog: It’s actually something that I enjoy reading!

  2. dramachicky says:

    Thanks so much, Vicki! 🙂 I’m enjoying it so far too. 😉

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