A triple bill of comic one-acts by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, “Relatively Speaking,” is gearing up for a Broadway bow helmed by John Turturro.
The producers of the show, Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson, were both on the producing team of the 1995 Off Broadway production of a similar trio of one-acts, “Death Defying Acts,” from May, Allen and David Mamet.
Coen, who contributes the one-act “Talking Cure” to the show, makes his Broadway debut with the production, following Off Broadway stints for two previous evenings of his short plays. Last Broadway credit for May, who pens “George Is Dead” for “Relatively Speaking,” was the 2005 show “After the Night and the Music.”
Most recent legit script for Allen, whose one-act in the new show is called “Honeymoon Motel,” was the play “A Second-Hand Memory” seen at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2004.
Turturro, who has worked with Coen a number of times as a film actor, makes his Broadway directing debut with “Relatively Speaking.”
Casting is still under way for the production, which will begin previews in September ahead of an October opening. Exact dates and theater remain to be announced.