Brief Encounter Revival 2010

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: September 28, 2010
Closing: January 02, 2011

Brief Encounter - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

Studio 54 (Broadway)
254 West 54th St. New York, NY

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.



This breakout hit from London’s Kneehigh Theatre played a sold out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn,



NY and has also played critically acclaimed engagements at ACT and the Guthrie Theater.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Brief Encounter

Surprise Is Lost In Overly Lengthy Romance
7 / 10

But in practice, some of the captivating coziness is lost, and Laura and Alec's romance seems to get swallowed up. It feels a little off.

Brief Encounter
8 / 10

Although Brief Encounter offers plenty of comic embellishments and artful stage business, it is most powerful when it quiets down to give the material’s sorrow full scope. Adapter and director Emma Rice’s use of Coward’s songs—“A Room with a View” and “Mad About the Boy,” to name two—makes structural (if not always tonal) sense, even if you wish the cast included stronger singers. But then again, it’s the whole artful package, not its individual parts, that seems to sweep some people off their feet.

BWW TV Closing Night Flashback: Brief Encounter
by Robert Diamond - January 2, 2011

In honor of the show's closing on January 2, BroadwayWorld.com brings you a look back at opening night! Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice on September 28, on Broadway. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld were on hand to bring you interviews with the cast and creative - plus highlights from the show!

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Ends Broadway Engagement 1/2/11
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 28, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld say farewell to Kneehigh Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Featured on WNYC's SOUNDCHECK, 12/7
by Nicole Rosky - December 6, 2010

The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on WNYC's 'Soundcheck' tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7th from 2-3PM. Tune in to hear special in studio performances and interviews with the company.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway Channel
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2010

The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway channel beginning this weekend.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway Channel
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2010

The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway channel beginning this weekend.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway Channel
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2010

The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway channel beginning this weekend.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway Channel
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 19, 2010

The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway channel beginning this weekend.

The Three Faces of BRIEF ENCOUNTER's Dorothy Atkinson
by Adrienne Onofri - November 15, 2010

The actress discusses her three roles in the play: a lovestruck lass, a thoughtless snob and an old battle-ax.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER Announces 4-week Extension
by Gabrielle Sierra - October 22, 2010

Roundabout 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.

Review - Brief Encounter: I'll See You Again?
by Ben Peltz - October 14, 2010

For decades, the great and not-so-great vocal artists of cabarets and nightclubs have put their own personal spins on the songs of the sumptuous Noel Coward catalogue; changing a tempo here, adjusting a rhythm there.  Similarly, adaptor/director Emma Rice makes a marvelous party out of her theatrical riff on Coward's bitter sweet one-act romance, Still Life, by way of the play's 1945 film version, Brief Encounter.  The happy result is a stage play where characters occasionally dissolve into glorious black and white screen images or evolve into musicAl Hall entertainers singing commentary on the tense and understated love story.

DEBUT OF THE MONTH: BRIEF ENCOUNTER's Joseph Alessi & Annette McLaughlin
by Nick Orlando - October 25, 2010

Each month, Broadway World is shining the spotlight on a stage actor making their Broadway debut as part of our 'Debut of the Month' series. This month, we are showcasing actors Joseph Alessi and Annette McLaughlin, who are making their Broadway debuts in Brief Encounter.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of Brief Encounter
by Craig Brockman - October 5, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice on September 28, on Broadway. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld were on hand to bring you interviews with the cast and creative - plus highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Video Show Preview - Brief Encounter
by Craig Brockman - September 29, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice last night, September 28, on Broadway. Check out these video highlights from the show!

Photo Coverage: BRIEF ENCOUNTER Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - September 29, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice last night, September 28, on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night arrivals and brings you photo coverage below!

Photo Coverage: BRIEF ENCOUNTER - After Party!
by Walter McBride - September 29, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice last night, September 28, on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the after party and brings you arrival coverage below!

Photo Coverage: BRIEF ENCOUNTER Opens on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - September 29, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice last night, September 28, on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the curtain call and brings you photo coverage below!

STAGE TUBE: BRIEF ENCOUNTER - First Look!
by Jessica Lewis - September 27, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld is presenting Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

Photo Flash: Roundabout Theatre's BRIEF ENCOUNTER - First Look!
by Gabrielle Sierra - September 14, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld presenting Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. The first production photos have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!

Roundabout's BRIEF ENCOUNTER Begins Previews Tonight 9/10
by Gabrielle Sierra - September 10, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld is pleased to present Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

Photo Coverage: BRIEF ENCOUNTER's Cast Meets the Press!
by Robert Diamond - September 3, 2010

The Broadway company for Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice met the press this week and BroadwayWorld.com was there!

Alessi, Ebert, et al. Lead Roundabout's BRIEF ENCOUNTER; Opens at Studio 54 Sept. 28, 2010
by Jessica Lewis - July 26, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld has announced the full Broadway company for Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

Brief Encounter FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Brief Encounter has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010 and West End which opened in 2018.
Best Sound Design of a Play for Simon Baker.
Brief Encounter has been nominated for several awards. Emma Rice was nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Malcolm Rippeth received nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design, and Neil Murray was nominated for Outstanding Set Design, both at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Brief Encounter has won several awards, including Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Emma Rice, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Malcolm Rippeth, and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Neil Murray. These accolades recognize the exceptional talent and creativity behind the production of Brief Encounter.

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