THE 39 STEPS Celebrates 1000 Performances 9/20

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Today, September 20th, THE 39 STEPS will celebrate its 1000th performance in New York City. This milestone is especially unique since THE 39 STEPS played almost 800 performances on Broadway in three different theaters, making it the longest running Broadway play in almost a decade. Currently, the show is in its new home Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken, THE 39 STEPS is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.

On Monday, September 20th, the talk back series continues with novelist Tom Santopietro who will host a special post-show talk back with the cast of THE 39 STEPS. Tom has written a book about legendary Hitchcock blonde Doris Day. The talkback is open to all ticket holders and will take place immediately following the evening performance.

Also on Monday and throughout September, the 3rd annual Hitchcock month continues with audience giveaways and special prizes.

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS is currently playing at the New World Stages/ Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

THE 39 STEPS features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in Hitchcock's 1935 film thriller with just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.

The cast features John Behlmann as Richard Hannay, Cameron Folmar as Man #2, Jamie Jackson as Man #1 and Kate MacCluggage as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret.

TALK BACK BIO:
Tom Santopietro - September 20
Tom Santopietro is the author of Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times "Editor's Choice"), and The Importance of Being Barbra. He lectures on all three books around the country and performs "The Best Is Yet To Come", a tribute to Frank Sinatra, with singer/pianist Tony DeSare. A manager of over twenty Broadway shows during the past twenty-five years, he is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is extremely happy not to be practicing law, a state of affairs applauded by the American Bar Association. Next life: Wimbledon champion.

Set and costume design is by Peter McKintosh, lighting design is by Kevin Adams and sound design is by Mic Pool. Original movement was created by Toby Sedgwick. Additional movement is created by Christopher Bayes. Production stage manager is M. William Shiner.

TICKETS:
Tickets ($89.50 - 69.50) are available through Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com. Student rush is available for $26.50. All prices include a $1.50 facility fee. Performances are Monday, Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 3:00PM. 39 tickets are available for $39 for both Wednesday performances & Thursday evenings

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