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.
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.
Tuesday's big money shindig went down at the brand new Mondrian SoHo hotel. The event's climax was the "money drop" from the Garden Room ceiling, when real dollar bills, drink tickets and fake Kanye cash rained down on the crowd.
If you believed the movies, to venture across the George Washington Bridge is to court danger down every street. But NYC's not alone in this treatment by Hollywood, and we've got the filmed documentation to prove it.
There's something about the appeal of Jeff Bridges that goes deeper than his engaging performances, good looks, charm, brains and acting chops. That was the mystery that I may have stumbled into figuring out.
Perhaps his clean-cut, boyish image obscured my ability to recognize the astonishing talent he possessed from the start. Regardless, I could see it now: Jeff Bridges has always been a lot more than a pretty face.