The cast, a diverse group of British and American actors and musicians helm the production. By way of some background here - In 1936 Coward wrote several one act plays to be presented over 3 nights. One of these plays was titled Still Life. In 1945, Coward expanded this one act into a full length screenplay which was re-titled Brief Encounter and stared Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. In 1974, the film was remade staring Richard Burton and Sophia Loren. This Broadway adaptation takes elements of both the one act play and both films and turns up the heat with the introduction of several other forms of artistic expression.
Two ordinary married people (not to each other just to be clear) meet by chance in the coffee shop at a train station in London. They ultimately fall in love, continue meeting weekly at the coffee shop, and ultimately struggle with the the fact that they are in love and having an affair. (No ending spoiler here). Shocking to audiences in 1940's (although one would assume it was more an unspoken reality). Today, we look at it mostly with fondness as a delicate and romantic interlude.
Take your own train over to West 54th street and take in a true delight that will dazzle many of your senses. Stick around for the fun afterwards too!