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Brief Encounter on Broadway ends engagement on January 2, 2011

 

Roundabout Theatre Company

Noël Coward’s

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice

Concludes limited engagement this Sunday, January 2nd at 7PM

 

“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 say farewell to Kneehigh Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter.

Brief Encounter is now playing an extended limited engagement through Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at Studio 54 (254 W54th St.) on Broadway.  The production played 21 previews and 119 regular performances.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE BRIEF ENCOUNTER VIDEO. Continue reading

Best of 2010: Roundabout Theatre Company on Top Ten Lists

Roundabout Theatre Company

(Todd Haimes, Artistic Director)

proudly recognizes the following productions acknowledged on many

Top 10 lists of the best theatre of 2010:

Brief Encounter, The Glass Menagerie, Tiger Be Still & Everyday Rapture

Noel Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER, adapted and directed by Emma Rice

is a critically acclaimed limited engagement extended through January 2, 2010.

 

New York Times – Best Theatre 2010 round-up.

            Honorable mention goes to Brief Encounter. “Among the eight productions, I have not included this wonderful show seen on Broadway in 2010 — Brief Encounter — because it was on my list last year for its Off Broadway incarnations.” “By the show’s end I felt enlivened, enlightened and seriously moved.” – Ben Brantley. http://nyti.ms/eb2ysr

 

NY1 – 2010 Theater: The Best of Broadway.

            “The lushly romantic adaptation of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter has audiences swooning.” – Roma Torre. http://bit.ly/hq2cp5 Continue reading

BRIEF ENCOUNTER live on WNYC “Soundcheck” tomorrow

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

will be featured on

WNYC’s “Soundcheck”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7th from 2:00PM-3:00PM

Channel 93.9FM and AM 820

“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

“Brilliantly reconceived stage adaptation.”

-Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

On Broadway at Studio 54

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.

The show will be repeated at 10PM tomorrow night and archived at the link below:
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2010/dec/07/brief-encounter/

Click here to read The New York Times review. Continue reading

BRIEF ENCOUNTER special on Sirius XM beginning this weekend

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY


will be featured on

Sirius XM’s On Broadway Channel

Beginning this Saturday, November 20th

Channel 28

Tune in for special in studio performances

and interviews with the full company

“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

“Brilliantly reconceived stage adaptation.”

-Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

On Broadway at Studio 54

The cast of Brief Encounter will be featured on Sirius XM’s On Broadway channel beginning this weekend. Tune in to hear special in studio performances and interviews with the entire company. Brief Encounter will be featured on “Broadway Names with Julie James” on Saturday November 20th at 8PM, Sunday November 21st at 12PM, Wednesday November 24th 7AM, Thursday November 25th at 9PM.

Click here to read The New York Times review.

For anyone who does not subscribe, please go to Sirius.com or XMRadio.com for a free 30-day online listening pass. Continue reading

WOR’s Joan Hamburg Show to celebrate Roundabout tomorrow 11/09

WOR’s “Joan Hamburg Show”

to celebrate

Roundabout Theatre Company’s

2010-2011 season

with special guests

Todd Haimes (Artistic Director)

Cherry Jones (Mrs. Warren’s Profession)

Hannah Yelland & Tristan Sturrock (Brief Encounter)

Brian Bedford (The Importance of Being Earnest)

Joel Grey (Anything Goes)

Tuesday, November 9th

12:00-2:00PM

WOR 710AM

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Tune in to WOR’s “Joan Hamburg Show” on Tuesday, November 9th from 12:00-2:00PM (710 AM) to listen as Joan celebrates Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010 – 2011 Season.  Roundabout’s Artistic Director Todd Haimes, along with Cherry Jones (Mrs. Warren’s Profession), Hannah Yelland & Tristan Sturrock (Brief Encounter), Brian Bedford (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Joel Grey (Anything Goes) will be on-hand to discuss Roundabout’s exciting season. Continue reading

The Pitmen Painters, Brief Encounter & The Divine Sister featured this weekend on “Theater Talk”

THE PITMEN PAINTERS & BRIEF ENCOUNTER

FEATURED ON “THEATER TALK”

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 12:30AM

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“THEATER TALK” TO RE-AIR INTERVIEW WITH THE DIVINE SISTER’S STARS

THE WEEKEND OF SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

ON CUNY TV

On Friday, November 5, “Theater Talk” will feature an interview with THE PITMEN PAINTERS playwright Lee Hall and actor Deka Walmsley. THE PITMEN PAINTERS is currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Also, Jerry Carlson, host of City Cinematheque, discusses BRIEF ENCOUNTER, the classic 1945 David Lean movie which inspired the Kneehigh Theatre’s production of BRIEF ENCOUNTER being presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. “Theater Talk” will air this Friday, November 5, at 12:30AM (Saturday Morning) on WNET-TV (Channel 13).

Additionally, if you missed Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins’ interview with THE DIVINE SISTER’S Charles Busch, Alison Fraser and Julie Halston last weekend on “Theater Talk” you can catch it this weekend on CUNY TV (channel 75) on: Saturday, November 6th at 8:30 PM, Sunday, November 7th at 12:30 PM and Monday, November 8th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Continue reading

Critics love Brief Encounter! Read the reviews.

CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

At Roundabout Theatre Company

Read all the reviews!

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld presents Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. Brief Encounter is playing at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W54th St). This is a limited engagement through December 5, 2010.

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NY Times raves BRIEF ENCOUNTER is “Exquisite” & “Enchanting!”

NEW YORK TIMES

September 28, 2010

Theater Review | ‘Brief Encounter’

Arm’s-Length Soul Mates, Swooning but Stoically Chaste

By BEN BRANTLEY

The acrobatics of love are performed in high style in “Brief Encounter,” which is surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie. It’s not erotic, Kama Sutra-style contortions that I’m talking about. The physical activities that occur in this exquisite British-born production, which opened on Tuesday night at Studio 54, are both more everyday and exotic than that, routinely described but seldom enacted.

Walking on air, going head over heels, drowning in passion and, above all, falling, falling, falling in love: commonplace metaphors take on literal, revitalizing life in Emma Rice’s adaptation of the 1945 David Lean movie about a genteel, middle-class, almost adulterous couple. Once Laura (Hannah Yelland) meets Alec (Tristan Sturrock) in a train station, the laws of gravity are destined to be suspended. And two seemingly sensible, earthbound people will be, quite literally, swept off their feet and into the stars.

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Roundabout’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER featured in NY Magazine

Roundabout’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER is currently in previews at Studio 54 on Broadway, where it opens officially on Tuesday, September 28th.

New York Magazine

September 13, 2010

Click here to view the slideshow:

http://nymag.com/arts/theater/features/68067/

Magical Realism

How the classic film Brief Encounter became a wonder onstage.

By Rebecca Milzoff

Last year, an enchanting production settled briefly at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse. It was based on the 1945 Noël Coward and David Lean film Brief Encounter, about a young doctor, Alec, and a housewife, Laura, who meet in a train station. Both are married but yearn for something the other provides. The theatrical version, which originated at Britain’s Kneehigh Theatre, expanded on the black-and-white film through colorful characters, song and dance, and endless bits of whimsy, without ever sacrificing Coward’s deeply romantic and tragic vision. And now it’s back, this time on Broadway. The imaginative forces behind the play—director Emma Rice, an actress and choreographer, and Neil Murray, a painter turned scene-and-costume designer—agreed to talk about the show’s evolution, which began in a cluster of seaside barns in Cornwall, England, where Murray created these early sketches “as a means of finding a poetic landscape to think and live in and grow from.”

Roundabout’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER begins previews tonight 9/10

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th!

Noël Coward’s

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice

With

Joseph Alessi, Dorothy Atkinson, Damon Daunno, Gabriel Ebert, Edward Jay, Annette McLaughlin, Adam Pleeth, Tristan Sturrock, Hannah Yelland

“By the show’s end I felt enlivened, enlightened and seriously moved.” – Ben Brantley, NY Times.

Opening night is September 28th, 2010

On Broadway at Studio 54

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