There was a Hogwarts reunion at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on November 07 when Daniel Radcliffe(Harry Potter) nipped backstage to congratulate former Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman(Severus Snape) on his Main Stem return in Seminar. The actors, who were all smiles in Alan’s dressing room after the show, are both currently gracing the Great White Way – at least until Daniel bows out of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 1st.
Daniel R. picked a good date to visit. Thursday evening’s performance of Seminar – the show’s first press night before its November 20 opening – was canceled at the very last minute because Alan Rickman was suffering from an acute respiratory infection. (It’s the first time in the actor’s storied career that he’s ever missed a stage performance.) In Seminar, the 65-year-old star plays a cantankerous literary genius hosting a private seminar for four aspiring novelists in the play and obviously does a lot of talking (as well as spitting out choice insults). A rep for the show tells EW that “we expect to resume performances tonight!”