Entertainment Articles - Brief Encounter - An Innovative New Play On Broadway

by REED TIERI - Date: 2010-08-22 - Word Count: 589 Share This!

Brief Encounter is a new Broadway play based on the original and fantastic movie by Noel Coward. It is a romantic story of a housewife and her chance meeting with a doctor while waiting for a train home. The play first was brought to the UK by the London's Kneehigh Theatre and enjoyed a great tour before finding a home in London's West End at the Haymarket Cinema until it closed in November 2008. The production then went back out on the road for a 27 week tour. The working was adapted by Emma Rice from the original screen play. The screen play was actually adapted from Coward's first one-act play "Still Life" which he created in 1936. The film "Brief Encounter" was created in 1945 and released later in 1946 to critical acclaim. The film is considered one of the greatest works of British Cinema.

Brief Encounter won over audiences and critics in the UK and especially London's West End. The production made its American premier in San Francisco, California at the American Conservatory Theater. The production eventually made it to Brooklyn, NY for a brief and very successful sold out run at St. Ann's Warehouse. The acclaimed play is now coming to Broadway at the Studio 54 Theatre for a limited run which will open on September 28, 2010 and be closing its curtains on December 5, 2010. This will be Emma Rice's Broadway directorial debut, she was nominated for the 2009 Oliver Award for Best Director. The Broadway production will be presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

The story follows three couples but the main focus in on that of Laura and Alec. Laura is an average thirty something housewife who spends a day once per week in a nearby town for shopping and a movie. One day she meets the charming and good looking doctor Alec and the two become interested in conversation. They agree to meet again and are quickly swept away by their love and admiration for each other. Soon they both come to the realization that they cannot pursue their desires and hurt their family's. The audience is taken away with emotion through the words and songs which are both breathtaking and amusing.

Brief Encounter is an innovative new work, it mixes the cinematic feel of Coward's original "Still Life" stage play with his wonderful adaptation on the silver screen. . Most of the original London cast has been imported but some new American actors have been added. The play includes songs, dance and technicolor delight as well as a blending of film projections, the likes of which have never been seen on Broadway. The show comes to life in the aisles of the theater where songs are performed. The new stage play is sure to gain much attention from the New York City theater faithful.

Brief Encounter tickets are sure to be a big hit for Broadway's fall openings. Many have great respect for the work of Coward's screen play and this new approach to adapting the film to the stage is quite intriguing. The stage play has already won over audiences at London's West End and is set to win over the hearts on Broadway. Tickets are on sale now at the box office pick a date and enjoy the show! Al writes news and reviews for all music events with advice for Finding Brief Encounter Tickets Online. The articles he provides include all news on the concert event with tips for fans about finding a great Brief Encounter tickets.

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