Description-defying, multimedia romance Brief Encounter is stealing Broadway hearts eight times a week at Studio 54. The sweeping story combines Noel Coward’s stage play Still Life and screenplay Brief Encounter into an adaptation that is both theatrical and cinematic. Star-crossed lovers Alec and Laura are at the center of this epic romance, but they exist amid a snappy swirl of campy live theater mixed with remade classic film clips, songs, dance numbers and even a few puppets thrown in for good measure. The cast that performs Brief Encounter has to be as multi-faceted as the show itself. They’re comedians, they’re musicians, they’re brilliant dramatic actors and, most of all, they’re an ensemble. How does this tightknit group get ready for the show every night? Broadway.com went behind the scenes at Studio 54 to hang out with the stars while they warm up and prepare to share one of the greatest love stories on Broadway.