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Relatively Speaking - 2011 - Broadway

From Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen come three wildly different kinds of comedy! RELATIVELY SPEAKING.



Julie Kavner, Steve Guttenberg, Mark Linn-Baker, and Marlo Thomas head a 16-person cast in this must-see evening of one-act plays that explore the often outrageous reality of relatives. Directed by John Turturro.



Each one-act play springs from a different branch of the family tree, resulting in three very different kinds of comedy. In "Talking Cure," Ethan Coen uncovers the sort of insanity that 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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Relatively Speaking


One-acts by Woody, Ethan Coen, Elaine May - Newsday
One can kindly describe "Relatively Speaking," the umbrella title for these three minor playlets by major comedy writers, as a theatrical throwback. Unfortunately, throwbacks, if they are to get somewhere, need to have aim, momentum and a sense of direction. For those keeping score, Allen's play has the most jokes. May's has the most heart. And Coen seems the most lost.

Relatively Speaking - ScheckOnTheater
Relatively Speaking, the new evening of comic one-acts by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen, has just opened on Broadway, and all I can say is…oy! That this level of writing talent--not to mention an estimable cast of many comedic pros--could produce such a lethargic, laugh-free evening is a mystery and a tremendous disappointment.


 

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by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2012
RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen and directed by John Turturro, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 29, 2012 following a total of 153 performances including 35 previews and 118 regular performances.
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2012
RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen and directed by John Turturro, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 29, 2012 following a total of 153 performances including 35 previews and 118 regular performances.
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2011
Tune in to watch RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Marlo Thomas on NBC's "The Today Show" on Monday morning, January 2, in the 8:00am half hour to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2011
RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Marlo Thomas is set to visit WNBC's "New York Live" tomorrow, Thursday, December 22 in the 3:00pm half hour to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2011
Tune in to watch RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Marlo Thomas and Greg Kelly visit Fox 5 "Good Day New York" hosts Rosanna Scotto on Tuesday, December 20 in the 9:00am half hour to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2011
Tune in to watch RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Steve Guttenberg visit ABC's "The Rachael Ray Show" this Friday, December 16 to discuss his return to Broadway and receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. "The Rachael Ray Show" airs weekdays 10:00 - 11:00am on ABC Channel 7 in the New York metropolitan area. Check local listings for your area.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 14, 2011
The world premiere of RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, opened on Broadway on October 20 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) to critical acclaim. RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Marlo Thomas sat down with the ladies of ABC's 'The View' yesterday to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway. Click below to check out the full interview.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 22, 2011
RELATIVELY SPEAKING stars Marlo Thomas and Steve Guttenberg visited NY1 'On Stage' host Donna Karger in the studio this week to discuss their return to Broadway and the success of the evening of three new one-act comedies. Click below to check out the interview!
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2011
RELATIVELY SPEAKING stars Marlo Thomas and Steve Guttenberg will be featured on NY1's 'On Stage' program this weekend beginning Saturday morning, November 19 and throughout the weekend.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 17, 2011
RELATIVELY SPEAKING stars Marlo Thomas and Steve Guttenberg sat down live in studio on WNYC Radio's 'The Leonard Lopate Show' this afternoon. Listen to the complete segment below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2011
The world premiere of RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, opened on Broadway on October 20 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street). RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Marlo Thomas visited Joy Behar on her nighttime talk show 'The Joy Behar Show' this week to discuss her acclaimed return to the Broadway stage. Click below to check out her appearance!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 15, 2011
Today, Richie speaks with stage and screen vet Marlo Thomas, who is currently starring on Broadway in Elaine May's George Is Dead, part of the Relatively Speaking trilogy now onstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Click below to revisit highlights from Marlo's prolific career, and learn how 'running her own race' in a man's world decades ago got her back to Broadway today.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 4, 2011
RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Steve Guttenberg sat down live with Fox 5 'Good Day New York' hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly this morning to discuss his return to the Broadway stage. Click belwo to check out his appearance!
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2011
Tune in to watch RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Steve Guttenberg visit Fox 5 'Good Day New York' host Rosanna Scotto tomorrow morning, Friday, November 4 in the 9:30am half hou
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 31, 2011
RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Steve Guttenberg recently sat down live with NBC 4 'New York Live' to talk about his return to the Broadway stage. The world premiere of RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, opened on Broadway on October 20. Click below to check out Guttenberg's appearance!