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RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, begins previews on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Directed by John Turturro, the production will officially open on Thursday, October 20. The marquee is nearing completion and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!

The ensemble cast of 15 will feature Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Katherine Borowitz, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Jason Kravits, Richard Libertini, Mark Linn-Baker, Fred Melamed, Patricia O'Connell, Grant Shaud, Marlo Thomas.

RELATIVELY SPEAKING is comprised of three one-act comedies, each springing from different branches of the family tree.

The cast of Talk Therapy, in which Ethan Coen uncovers the sort of insanity that can come only from family, features Katherine Borowitz, Danny Hoch, Jason Kravits, Fred Melamed.

The cast of George is Dead, in which Elaine May explores the hilarity of death, features Lisa Emery, Fred Melamed, Patricia O'Connell, Grant Shaud, Marlo Thomas.

The cast of Honeymoon Motel, in which Woody Allen invites you to the sort of wedding day you won't forget, features Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Jason Kravits, Richard Libertini, Mark Linn-Baker, Grant Shaud.

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.

RELATIVELY SPEAKING is produced by Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter, Tom Sherak, Daveed D. Frazier and Roy Furman.

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 tickets are $67.00 - $127.00 (including $2.00 facility charge) and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 , online at www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) beginning September 6, 2011.

RELATIVELY SPEAKING will play Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Dark Monday. After Opening, Tuesday performances will be at 7pm.

For more information, visit www.relativelyspeakingbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!

UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!
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UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!
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UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!
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UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!
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UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!
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UP ON THE MARQUEE: RELATIVELY SPEAKING!

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com