Not only are they newlyweds, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn may soon be creative partners. According to a story in the NY Post (Dec. 31), Allen is penning an Off-Broadway play -- to feature his 27-year-old bride, who apparently has been taking acting lessons since October.
The Post quotes producer Julian Schlossberg ( Death Defying Acts, which included an Allen one-act) as saying, "I don't know wheter [Previn] can act or not, but she speaks beautifully. And if [Allen] can write parts in his movies for Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow, he can certainly write something for his wife." Schlossberg allegedly said he plans to talk to the writer/director/actor when he and Previn return from their honeymoon.
Reached Dec. 31, associate producer Michael Winter told Playbill On-Line Schlossberg's comments were taken out of context, that he knows of no such plans by Allen, nor does Schlossberg -- a big Allen fan -- have any plans to produce a new play by the 62-year-old legend.
Allen began his career as a stand-up comedian and is best known as a filmmaker ( Annie Hall, Hannah And Her Sisters, Deconstructing Harry), though his plays include Don't Drink The Water, s Play It Again Sam, Death Knocks and The Floating Lightbulb.
Schlossberg's hands are currently full with a new Elaine May comedy, Power Plays, going into rehearsal Jan. 26 for an Off-Broadway mounting in April. -- By David Lefkowitz