The U.K.-originated staging, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, includes puppets, songs, incidental music, dance, melodrama, film projections and comedy to create a unique hybrid. The Roundabout Theatre Company presentation, in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld, is a limited engagement to Dec. 5.
Here is a look at the opening night:
The cast of Kneehigh vets (and two Americans) includes U.K. performers Joseph Alessi (Albert/Fred), Dorothy Atkinson (Beryl), American Damon Daunno (Bill/Bobbie), American Gabriel Ebert (Stanley), Edward Jay (Musician), Annette McLaughlin (Myrtle), Adam Pleeth (Musician), Tristan Sturrock (Alec) and Hannah Yelland (Laura). Sturrock and Yelland played the romantic leads in the previous New York City run of the production at St. Ann's Warehouse in 2009-10.
According to Roundabout, Brief Encounter "is an imaginative new work that combines elements of Noël Coward's beloved screenplay, and the one-act play [Still Life] on which it was based, with song, dance and Technicolor displays of emotion."
Ticket prices range from $37-$127. Call Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 box office (254 W. 54th Street).