Alan Rickman is Going Back to Broadway

Alan Rickman

With part two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set for its final curtain call next month, Alan Rickman, a.k.a. the evil Severus Snape, is heading back to the New York City stage.

BBC News reports that Rickman will portray “a literary legend who teaches four young awe-struck young writers” in Seminar, the new play penned by Pulitzer-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck. It’s slated to open this fall at the famed Shubert Theatre.

The 65-year-old English actor has appeared on Broadway on two other occasions; 1987′s Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the 2002 revival of Private Lives, both of which earned him Tony nominations for Best Actor.

Earlier this year, Rickman starred alongside his Harry Potter co-star Fiona Shaw and Lindsay Duncan in the classic Henrik Ibsen play, John Gabriel Borkman, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.