Zoe Lister-Jones to join cast on 3 Apr 2012

Zoe Lister-Jones will assume the role of 'Kate’ from original cast member Lily Rabe on 3 Apr 2012 in the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's comedy Seminar, playing at Broadway John Goldman Theatre.

Lister-Jones will star alongside the previously announced film and television star Justin Long and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum, who will also join the cast on 3 Apr 2012.

Long and Goldblum will assume the roles of 'Martin' and 'Leonard,' resectively, from original cast members Hamish Linklater and Alan Rickman. Rabe, Linklater and Rickman will play their final performance on 1 Apr 2012.

This will be Lister-Jones second outing on Broadway, she made her debut in 'The Little Dog Laughed.' Lister-Jones currently stars as 'Lily' on the NBC sitcom Whitney.

In addition it has been announced that the show's remaining original cast members, Jerry O’Connell (Douglas) and Hettienne Park (Izzy) will have extended their runs, and will remain with the production for an additional eight weeks.

The entire original cast of Seminar – also including Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Jerry O’Connell and Hettienne Park, will continue with the show through to 1 Apr 2012 along with Rickman.

Seminar opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on 20 Nov 2011, following previews from 27 Oct 2011.

The comedy opened to mostly good reviews: Not great theatre, but good theatre (newyorktheatreguide); Tangy but sometimes contrived comedy (NY Daily News); Enormously entertaining (Variety).

In Seminar, four young writers are thrilled to be participating in a private seminar taught by the brilliant but unpredictable Leonard (Rickman), an international literary legend. But as Leonard deems some students more promising than others, tensions arise. Sex is used as a weapon, alliances are made and broken, and it’s not just the wordplay that turns vicious…

The design team features David Zinn (Set and costume), Ben Stanton (lighting) and John Gromada (sound).

Seminar is being produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Roy Furman, David Ian, David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas and James Spry.