Ethan Coen, Woody Allen and Elaine May to debut plays on Broadway
Monday 23 May 2011
New York City's Broadway theater area will debut three one-act comedies written by film directors/writers Ethan Coen of the Coen brothers, Elaine May (
The Birdcage) and Woody Allen. Together the plays will be titled
The trio of short plays include Allen's Honeymoon Motel, May's George is Dead and Coen's Talking Cure.
Allen wrote a number of plays, including Play it Again, Sam, which made it to film.
May worked with film director Mike Nichols on Broadway and her plays include Adaptation, Next, Death Defying Acts, Power Plays and After the Night and the Music.
The production brings Coen to Broadway. His previous one-acts, Almost an Evening and Offices, were hits Off Broadway.
Actor John Turturro makes his debut as director of the production. He has starred in Coen brothers' films including Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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