Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'

On Tuesday September 23rd, 2008 the 'First Annual Hitchcock Look-a-Like Contest' took place on stage at the Cort Theatre, home of 'The 39 Steps'. The event was part of the month long celebration of Hitchcock Month.  Photos were submitted through the 39StepsOnBroadway.com website. 

The three contenders and their families were all treated to the performance.  Hugh Hysell from HHC Marketing led the event. The audience voted by applause for their favorite.  The winner was audience member Bob Greenberg. All three contestants and their families were treated to a party at Tony Di Napoli's with the cast and crew of The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken.  The production is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimonand on the book by John Buchan.  

Mix Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel. Then, add the manic dash of vintage Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS - equal parts hilarious whodunit, espionage thriller and quick-change comedy, adapted for the stage from Hitchcock's famous 1935 film and John Buchan's 1915 novel.

THE 39 STEPS features sets and costumes by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Kevin Adams and sound by Mic Pool.   Dialect coach is Stephen Gabis.  Original movement created by Toby Sedgwick.  Additional movement created by Christopher Bayes.  Production management is by Aurora Productions.  Production stage manager is Nevin Hedley. 

The 39 Steps has been a runaway hit in London's West End, playing to sell-out houses at the Criterion where it continues to delight and thrill audiences.  The first production of THE 39 STEPS was directed by Fiona Buffini and produced on stage by North Country Theatre in April 1996 at the Georgian Theatre, Richmond, North Yorkshire. 

The production received its American debut at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, MA.  The Broadway premiere began previews on January 4, 2008 and officially opened on January 15 at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre.   

The 39 Steps is produced by Bob BoyettHarriet Newman Leve/Ron Nicynski,Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Manocherian Golden Prods., Olympus Theatricals/Douglas Denoff, Pam Laudenslager/Pat Addiss, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director;Julia Levy, Executive Director), Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director) and Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd.

Tickets are available from TeleCharge at 212-239-6200, online atwww.telecharge.com or at the Cort Theatre box office (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues).   39 tickets at $39 are available at every performance.  Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. 

Photo Credit Peter James Zielinski

 

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
The 39 Steps at the Cort Theatre

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Cast members Arnie Burton, Cliff Saunders

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Arnie Burton, Cliff Saunders

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Cast members Rob Breckenridge (Richard Hannay understudy), Jennifer Ferrin

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Rob Breckenridge, Jennifer Ferrin

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Arnie Burton, Rob Breckenridge (Richard Hannay understudy), Jennifer Ferrin, Cliff Saunders

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Arnie Burton, Rob Breckenridge (Richard Hannay understudy), Jennifer Ferrin, Cliff Saunders

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Hugh Hysell from HHC Marketing

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestants Bob Greenberg, Dominic Defilippis, George Matthews

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestant George Matthews

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestant Dominic Defilippis

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestant Bob Greenberg

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestant Bob Greenberg

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Eddie Rabon and Matt Sicoli from HHC Marketing provide audience with photos of the real Hitch for comparison

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestants Bob Greenberg, Dominic Defilippis, George Matthews pose-off

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestants Bob Greenberg, Dominic Defilippis, George Matthews pose-off

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Contestant Bob Greenberg duplicates the famous Hitchcock side profile

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Bob Greenberg, Dominic Defilippis, Hugh Hysell and George Matthews

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Hugh Hysell with contestants Bob Greenberg, Dominic Defilippis, George Matthews

Photo Coverage: Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest at 'The 39 Steps'
Bob Greenberg declared the winner of the First Annual Alfred Hitchcock Look-A-Like Contest

 

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com




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