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Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terr...

Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many ways the pioneering comedienne Moms Mabley was a pioneer was that she performed at the Apollo in 1939, five years after the Harlem thea...

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Are Pretty Awesome

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

Judd Apatow got the rare distinction of guest editing the first ever issue of Vanity Fair solely devoted to comedy, and for the issue, they went all o...

Relatively Speaking: Three One-Act Comedies at the Brooks Atkinson Theater

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

The first comedy, Ethan Coen's Talking Cure, is about a frustrated psychiatrist who is unable to make a connection with his patient at a mental institution.

Relatively Speaking Opens On Broadway

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Marlo Thomas

2011-11-07-jfgjkffjfijfkjgrg.jpgI am so happy to be back on Broadway in a new play written by Elaine May -- George Is Dead.

Relatively Speaking Opens On Broadway!

Posted 11.19.2012 | Women

So many wonderful people came out for the opening of Relatively Speaking - I was so happy to see everyone! Here are some great pictures from opening n...

Relatively Speaking: Three Isn't Always Better Than One

Danny Groner | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Three plays for the price of one sounds like a promising proposition, especially when well-known writers Woody Allen, Ethan Coen, and Elaine May are the forces behind them.

Theater: Woody Allen Plus Elaine May Plus Ethan Coen = Meh

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The least enjoyable possibility when seeing a show after it opens is that it gets bad reviews and everyone just politely soldiers on as best they can. Sadly, this is the case for Relatively Speaking, three one acts with a cast of 15 and direction by John Turturro.

All Things Being Relative: Relatively Speaking

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The three one-acters that comprise Relatively Speaking at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre are exactly as you would expect: very funny.

Second City's Elaine May, Marlo Thomas, Woody Allen Wow!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

The new Broadway show Relatively Speaking is about the relatives -- your relatives. Hence, the title. The three one-act comedies are penned by Woody Allen, Second City alumna Elaine May, and Ethan Coen of the moviemaking Coen Brothers.

Woody Allen To Return To Broadway This Fall

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Three one-act plays by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May are being bundled together and heading to Broadway this fall. Allen is...

The Unadulterated Joy of Wretched Excess

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

You could not find a more delightful pick-me-up than Automorphosis., a sublimely over-the-top tribute to individualism, to acting out your fantasies, and to the joyous results of not holding back when the creative urge strikes.

Elaine May on Mike Nichols

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Don't Miss a Good Laugh! Sign up to receive my email newsletter each week - It will let you know which Laugh of the Day my visitors liked the be...

Nichols Looks Back at the Birth of "The Graduate," Redford's Screen Test for it

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

Baby boomers aren't the only ones who wax nostalgic about The Graduate -- Mike Nichols and Buck Henry did it too at a MOMA retrospective of Nichols' career.