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BRIEF ENCOUNTER announces 4-week extension

Roundabout Theatre Company

Announces a four-week extension of

Noël Coward’s


Now through Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice

“By the show’s end I felt enlivened, enlightened and seriously moved.”

– Ben Brantley, NY Times

“Emma Rice and her expert company will steal your heart!”

– Elysa Gardner, USA Today

on Broadway at Studio 54

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.

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.

The design team includes Neil Murray (Sets & Costumes), Malcolm Rippeth (Lights), Simon Baker (Sound) and Gemma Carrington & Jon Driscoll (Projection).


Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).

Ticket prices range from $37.00-127.00.

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.


Brief Encounter plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.  Beginning December 7th the show will play Tuesdays at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

For the weeks of Christmas and New Years (December 20th – January 2nd), the schedule will be:

Monday, December 20th at 8:00PM

Tuesday, December 21st at 7:00PM

Wednesday, December 22nd at 2:00PM & 8:00PM

Thursday, December 23rd at 8:00PM

Sunday, December 26th at 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Monday, December 27th at 8:00PM

Tuesday, December 28th at 7:00PM

Wednesday, December 29th at 2:00PM & 8:00PM

Thursday, December 30th at 8:00PM

Saturday, January 1st at 2:00PM & 8:00PM

Sunday, January 2nd at 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Cherry Jones & Sally Hawkins, directed by Doug Hughes; Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice; Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold; Julia Cho’s The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore starring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet.  Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.


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