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Hannah Yelland of Brief Encounter Wants to Put It in Writing in 2011

Hannah Yelland of Brief Encounter Wants to Put It in Writing in 2011

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

HANNAH YELLAND (Laura in Brief Encounter)

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Brief Encounter’s Tristan Sturrock Vows to Keep His New York Love Affair Alive in 2011

Brief Encounter’s Tristan Sturrock Vows to Keep His New York Love Affair Alive in 2011

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

TRISTAN STURROCK (Alec in Brief Encounter)

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Brief Encounter’s Hannah Yelland on Tragic Heroines and True Love

Brief Encounter’s Hannah Yelland on Tragic Heroines and True Love

Age: “Undisclosed”

Hometown: Hampton Court, “just outside of London, where Henry VIII lived. Not coincidentally, that is the name of my dog.”

Current role: Leaving no eyes dry in her Broadway debut as Laura, a 1930s housewife turned star-crossed lover, in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Brief Encounter.

The Family Business: “There really was no hope,” Yelland says ...

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Exclusive! Catch the Backstage Magic of Broadway's Brief Encounter

Exclusive! Catch the Backstage Magic of Broadway's Brief Encounter
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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 ...

Broadway's Brief Encounter Extends at Studio 54

Broadway's Brief Encounter Extends at Studio 54

British import Brief Encounter, currently charming audiences at Roundabout Theatre’s Studio 54, has been extended by four weeks. The show, originally scheduled to close December 5, will now run through January 2, 2011.

A multimedia reimagining of Noel Coward’s screenplay of the same title, Brief Encounter chronicles the romantic journey of an unhappily married woman and the handsome doctor who ...

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An Affair to Remember at Brief Encounter's Opening Night

An Affair to Remember at Brief Encounter's Opening Night

It was an exhilarating opening night for British import Brief Encounter, and Broadway stars turned out to watch the star-crossed love story told through theater, music, film, dance, projections and even puppets. Once the curtain fell, the cast stayed in character as the show’s music hall-style band and treated the audience to some decidedly un-Noel Coward-like numbers. Sister Sledge, anyone ...

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Lights, Camera, Action! Brief Encounter on Opening Night

Lights, Camera, Action! Brief Encounter on Opening Night
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The red carpet at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 was awash with stars of stage and screen as they arrived to take in the opening night of British import Brief Encounter. Noel Coward fans and Roundabout favorites alike—or, in the case of actor Victor Garber, both!—couldn't wait to take their seats. Broadway has been buzzing about the show, which ...

Our Word of Mouth Panel Spends a Moment with Brief Encounter

Our Word of Mouth Panel Spends a Moment with Brief Encounter

Anyone who knows the classic film Brief Encounter remembers the star-crossed love story at its center: two married people fall madly in love with each other in a train station, but are torn apart by the social mores of 1930s England. Now on Broadway, a new British import reimagines the film—and the Noel Coward play on which it was based—using ...

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Emma Rice on Her Long Romance with Brief Encounter

Emma Rice on Her Long Romance with Brief Encounter

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Emma Rice will do whatever it takes to tell a story. As the artistic director of Cornwall-based Kneehigh Theatre and adapter/director of Broadway’s latest British import, Brief Encounter, Rice took that beloved film—and Still Life, the Noel Coward play that inspired it—and blended traditional theater with Coward's music hall songs, film clips, projections, dance and puppets ...

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Tristan Sturrock on Mixing Love and Laughter in Broadway's Brief Encounter

Tristan Sturrock on Mixing Love and Laughter in Broadway's Brief Encounter

Age: “43 and loving it”

Hometown: Cornwall, UK, “the tiny southwest leg of England that protrudes from the country.”

Currently: Tugging heartstrings in his Broadway debut as debonair Dr. Alec Harvey, who embarks on a doomed love affair in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Brief Encounter.

The Artist as a Young Man: Growing up in rural England, Sturrock was ...

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Squigs Has a Brief Encounter with a Hot New Broadway Show

Squigs Has a Brief Encounter with a Hot New Broadway Show

British import Brief Encounter has made it to Broadway, and Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson is on the welcome wagon! What artist could resist this story of forbidden passion? Squigs captured star-crossed lovers Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock as an unhappily married woman and the handsome doctor who falls for her in this dreamy multimedia production. Adapted from ...

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A First Class Sneak Peek at Broadway's Brief Encounter

A First Class Sneak Peek at Broadway's Brief Encounter
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After acclaimed runs in London, Brooklyn and on tour, Emma Rice’s production of Brief Encounter is poised to stake its claim as one of the smartest, most heartbreaking entries of the fall season. The sweeping story combines Noel Coward’s stage play Still Life and screenplay Brief Encounter into an unusual mixed media adaptation that is both theatrical and cinematic. The ...

All Aboard! The Cast of Brief Encounter Rolls Into Town

All Aboard! The Cast of Brief Encounter Rolls Into Town
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Roundabout Theater Company has an exciting season lined up! Having already introduced casts for their upcoming shows Mrs. Warren's Profession, Tigers Be Still and The Language Archive, the company offered a final fall Photo Op with the company of the eagerly awaited British import Brief Encounter. The show is an imaginative theatrical re-interpretation of the classic Noel Coward film, which ...

International Hit Brief Encounter Now On Sale for Broadway Audiences

International Hit Brief Encounter Now On Sale for Broadway Audiences

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief Encounter. Directed by Emma Rice, the adaptation of this Noel Coward film classic begins previews at Studio 54 on September 10, with opening set for September 28. The limited engagement plays through December 5, 2010.

An all-media reimagining of Coward’s beloved screenplay of the same ...

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Complete Casting Announced for Roundabout's Brief Encounter on Broadway

Complete Casting Announced for Roundabout's Brief Encounter on Broadway

Complete casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company’s previously announced Broadway production of Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief Encounter. Directed by Emma Rice, the adaptation of this Noel Coward film classic begins previews at Studio 54 on September 10, with opening set for September 28. The limited engagement plays through December 5, 2010.

The cast will include Joseph Alessi (Albert/Fred ...

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Kneehigh's Acclaimed Brief Encounter Joins Roundabout's 2010-2011 Broadway Season

Kneehigh's Acclaimed Brief Encounter Joins Roundabout's 2010-2011 Broadway Season

Kneehigh Theatre's critically acclaimed adaptation of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter will make its way to Broadway as part of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season. The song, dance and multimedia production will begin previews September 10, 2010, with opening night set for September 28 at Studio 54. The limited engagement, directed by Emma Rice, plays through December 5. Casting will be ...

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