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Brief Encounter - 2010 - Broadway

$37 - $137

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Studio 54

(New York, NY)
254 West 54th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Brief Encounter


British ‘Brief Encounter’ reopens on Broadway - New Jersey Newsroom
"Still Life" is a fine play. "Brief Encounter" is a classic film. Personally, I don't need to see the two texts conflated into some 90-minute seriocomic extravaganza that undermines and mocks the subtle essence of Coward's work while presumably paying homage to it.

Broadway's fine British imports: 'Brief Encounter,' 'Pitmen Painters' - Washington Post
Rice uses a variety of charming strategies to ward off the stuffier conceits of the period love story, much of it set just before World War II in the railway station where the furtive lovers meet. Actors and musicians perform Coward songs such as "Mad About the Boy" and "Always," the latter written with Stu Barker; a band plays some numbers before the show, and others are woven into the plot. Onto Neil Murray's industrial set, meanwhile, a screen is occasionally lowered, so that flesh-and-blood actors can interact with their celluloid interlocutors, a technique used to similar effect in Woody Allen's sly movie comedy "The Purple Rose of Cairo."


 



 

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by Broadway Beat - 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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2010
The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on Sirius XM's On Broadway channel beginning this weekend.
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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
by Broadway Beat - 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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
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!
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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.