Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson have announced that Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Fred Melamed, Grant Shaud and Marlo Thomas will star in the ensemble cast of the world premiere production of RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, and directed by John Turturro.
RELATIVELY SPEAKING will begin previews Tuesday, September 20 and officially open Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) on Broadway this fall.
The creative team for RELATIVELY SPEAKING will feature scenic design by Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee Santo Loquasto, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design by Tony Award® winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Carl Casella.
Additional casting will be announced shortly.
RELATIVELY SPEAKING is comprised of three one-act comedies springing from a different branch of the family tree. In Talk Therapy, Ethan Coen uncovers the sort of insanity than can only come from family. In George is Dead, Elaine May explores the hilarity of death. And in Honeymoon Motel, Woody Allen invites you to the sort of wedding day you won't forget.
Academy Award® winning filmmaker Ethan Coen makes his Broadway debut after making his Off-Broadway bow as a playwright with the sold out world premiere of Almost an Evening, and his world premiere hit comedy Offices the following season.
Two-time Academy Award® nominated screenwriter and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winning playwright Elaine May reunites with producer Julian Schlossberg, with whom she collaborated on her plays Death Defying Acts, After the Night and the Music, Taller Than a Dwarf, Adult Entertainment and Power Plays starring Alan Arkin.
Woody Allen returns to the New York stage as a playwright following the world premiere productions of his plays Writer's Block and A Second Hand Memory Off-Broadway.
Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe® Award nominated actor John Turturro made his Broadway debut in the play LifeX3 and will make his Broadway bow as a director. He has enjoyed a long time collaboration with Ethan Coen, appearing in his films Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. He produced, directed, and starred in the film Illuminata and wrote and directed the feature film Romance and Cigarettes. Most recently, he directed Passione which premiered at the Venice Film Festival this past year and opens across the country this summer.
RELATIVELY SPEAKING is produced by Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter and Roy Furman.