Marc Snetiker
March 01, 2012 AT 09:42 PM EST

Katie Hovland

Justin Long will make his Broadway debut in the hit comedy Seminar alongside fellow incoming star Jeff Goldblum as a new cast replaces the current ensemble–led by Alan Rickman–on April 3.

Long (Ed, He’s Just Not That Into You) will assume the role of Martin, one of four aspiring young novelists who signs up for a private writing seminar with Leonard (currently played by Rickman), a brilliant and recklessly unorthodox teacher who has some harsh critiques for his class of misfit writers. The play was written by Theresa Rebeck (who created NBC’s Smash).

Goldblum is set to replace Rickman in the lead role, with Long and a trio of as yet unannounced actors joining. Hamish Linklater, who currently plays Martin, will exit the show on April 1 along with the entire original cast consisting of Rickman, Lily Rabe, Jerry O’Connell and Hettienne Park.

Seminar currently runs on Broadway at the Golden Theatre.

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