PHOTO CALL: Supporting Lives: Fielding, Godley and Belcourt

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

No Private Lives is just Amanda and Elyot. Meet Emma Fielding, Adam Godley and Alex Belcourt, the supporing players in the new Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives, which opened April 28 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Fielding and Godley play Sybil and Victor, the two unfortunates who have the bad luck to be second spouses to the sparing leading lovers, while Belcourt is the English-impaired French maid Louise.

Private Lives finds Rickman and Duncan playing brittle, witty lovers who wreak havoc on the lives of the people around them. The play famously begins with the best-known balcony scene since Romeo and Juliet, as Elyot and Amanda, once husband and wife, meet unexpectedly on the first nights of their respective honeymoons. It only takes a few martinis and some potent cheap music from the hotel orchestra to send the couple speeding away from their new spouses and toward a flat in Paris. This Private Lives, a transfer from London's Albery Theatre, is directed by Howard Davies.

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— By Christine Ehren