Brief Encounter

Critically acclaimed BRIEF ENCOUNTER extended to January 2, 2011!

Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 by Roundabout


Brief EncounterRoundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld is thrilled to announce a four-week extension of  Kneehigh Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, now through Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at Studio 54 (254 W54th St.) on Broadway.

Brief Encounter is adapted and directed by Emma Rice. The cast includes Joseph Alessi (Albert/Fred), Dorothy Atkinson (Beryl), Damon Daunno (Bill/Bobbie), Gabriel Ebert (Stanley), Edward Jay (Musician), Annette McLaughlin (Myrtle), Adam Pleeth (Musician), Tristan Sturrock (Alec), Hannah Yelland (Laura).

Brief Encounter is an imaginative new work that combines elements of Noël Coward’s beloved screenplay, and the one act play on which it was based, with song, dance and Technicolor displays of emotion.

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Posted on: September 10th, 2010 by Education


UPSTAGE: Guides for Playgoers

For select productions, Education@Roundabout creates an issue of Upstage, a guide designed to enhance the theatre going experience. Each Upstage features interviews with the actors, designers and directors from the production as well as contextual information about the play itself and activities for use by educators.

• Brief Encounter (3.9MB PDF)

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Imagination Station

Posted on: September 10th, 2010 by John Istel


Artistic director Emma Rice and Kneehigh, her British ensemble, turn the classic film Brief Encounter, set in an English train station, into a whirling feat of theatrical transportation.

Many American theatregoers have seen a Noël Coward play—Roundabout produced his comedy Present Laughter last season and Design for Living was an early tenant of American Airlines Theatre a decade ago. Fewer may have seen his classic 1946 film Brief Encounter, although few films have infiltrated the British psyche as deeply. Coward adapted the screenplay from his own one-act, Still Life, and the movie, about a doctor and a housewife, both married, who meet by chance in a train station and fall in deep illicit love, garnered director David Lean his first Oscar nomination.
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