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BWW Reviews: A.D. Players Presents THE 39 STEPS - It's a Tippi Good Time
by Katricia Lang - Sep 29, 2014

Like all dashing, debonair, and mustachioed bachelors, Richard Hannay has nothing to do. Listless, he decides to go to the theatre and, finally, the promise that every theatre teacher you ever had made comes true - it transforms his life. At the theatre, he meets a beautiful woman who accompanies him back to his apartment, saunters into his bedroom, then is promptly murdered in the night while he sleeps alone on his ottoman. Before the mysterious beauty dies, she fills his head with conspiracy theories that send Hannay on a wild-goose chase. He must answer the question: What (or who) is (or are) the 39 steps? (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Open Long Beach Playhouse's 86th Mainstage Season, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, opens the Mainstage Season on Saturday, Sept. 27. Four actors play over 100 characters in this Tony-winner that kept Broadway rollicking for the past three years. It is part juicy spy novel, part Monty Python, and it preserves the brilliance originally created by the master of suspense. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE 39 STEPS, 10/16-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, follows up on the success of their critically acclaimed 2014-15 season opener Funny Girl with one of Broadway's most entertaining shows, The 39 Steps. Equal parts Hitchcock masterpiece and thrilling spy novel, The 39 Steps is a high-speed comedy smash hit that follows Patrick Barlow and John Buchan's iconic hero Richard Hannay as he finds himself embroiled in a riotous chase dodging police and charming ladies across England and Scotland. Winner of two Tony Awards and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The 39 Steps blends virtuoso performances with wildly inventive stagecraft amounting to an unforgettable evening in the theatre. The 39 Steps will run October 16 - November 2, 2014 at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Press night for The 39 Steps will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014. Single tickets range in price from $23 - $42 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open 28th Season with THE 39 STEPS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, the hilarious whodonit opening Bristol Riverside Theatre's season on September 30-October 26. Directed by Gus Kaikkonen, the ensemble cast features Dan Hodge, Matt Leisy, Karen Peakes, and Adam Sowers. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present THE 39 STEPS, Opening 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the longest running professional dinner theater in the United States opens a new show on August 6, Alfred Hithcock's The 39 Steps, a mystery comedy. The 39 Steps is the two-time TonyŽ Award-winning hit which ran a record-breaking 1135 performance from January 2008-January 2010. The 39 Steps was originally a big, serious, classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie about spies between the wars, dashing heroes and classy dames. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Opens Tomorrow, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins gearing up for the 2014-2015 season with the audience favorite of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. This wacky comedy condenses all thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays into just ninety-seven minutes. Featuring Jeremy Dubin, Justin McCombs and Nicholas Rose, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" opens July 25, 2014 and runs through August 16, 2014 and is directed by Artistic Associate, Sara Clark. This show is back by popular demand having not been seen on the CSC stage since 2012! (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Present THE 39 STEPS, 8/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

A perfect end to a perfect summer! From August 13 to 24, Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) presents the Theatre Lac Brome production of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning global hit comedy, The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and directed by Theatre Lac Brome's Artistic Director, Nicholas Pynes. (more...)

Cincy Shakes to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), 7/25-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins gearing up for the 2014-2015 season with the audience favorite of 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)' by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. This wacky comedy condenses all thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays into just ninety-seven minutes. Featuring Jeremy Dubin, Justin McCombs and Nicholas Rose, 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)' opens July 25, 2014 and runs through August 16, 2014 and is directed by Artistic Associate, Sara Clark. This show is back by popular demand having not been seen on the CSC stage since 2012! (more...)

Hedgerow Presents THE 39 STEPS, 7/10-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Summer at Hedgerow Theatre has come to mean it's time for a farce, and this year is no exception. The tradition of sublime silliness continues with The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-winning spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock film that was deemed "absurdly enjoyable" by The New York Times. It opens with a preview on Thursday, July 10, and runs through August 17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 39 STEPS a Twisted Path to Mindless Fun
by Paul Batterson - Jun 27, 2014

At the beginning of Otterbein University's production of THE 39 STEPS, Richard Hannay is desperate for a diversion from the dullness of his life in London. 'I wanted to do something mindless and trivial, so I went to the theater,' says Hannay, the central character in the Christina Kirk directed production. It's a perfect introduction for what is to follow: a show that is equal parts farce, film noir and romantic comedy. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE 39 STEPS a Nice Sendoff for Otterbein Graduates
by Paul Batterson - Jun 25, 2014

Sam Ray's final production with Otterbein University turned out to be like a final exam for the versatile actor. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Lakewood Theatre Company, 7/11-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, plays at Lakewood Theatre Company July 11- August 17, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Yellow Tree Theatre's Zany British Comedy THE 39 STEPS is Good Old-Fashioned Theatrical Entertainment
by Jill Schafer - Jun 06, 2014

Yellow Tree Theatre concludes their excellent sixth season with the zany British spy thriller comedy THE 39 STEPS, in which just four actors play dozens of characters and employ many delightful theater tricks to tell a story and entertain. (more...)

BWW Reviews: McCallum Theatre Delivers 'Brilliant Craic' to Austin with Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS
by Michelle Hache - May 18, 2014

There is indeed so much potential in Austin's young performers. An especially talented group can be found at McCallum Fine Arts Academy, as evidenced in Thursday night's production of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Delaware (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Delaware (more...)

Bootless Stageworks Partners with Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry for Food Drive at THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Contrary to Alfred Hitchcock's tendency for horror, Bootless Stageworks is using the master of suspense's play, The 39 Steps, as an opportunity to spread the love. Pairing with the Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Bootless encourages theater patrons to bring canned goods for donation in exchange for a reduced ticket price to the Hitchcock production. (more...)

PICT Theatre Opens Season with BLITHE SPIRIT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

PICT Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director Alan Stanford has selected a bold assortment of classic plays for PICT's 18th season, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Each play contains its own version of wickedness, with the Noel Coward classic Blithe Spirit opening the season tonight, May 3rd (May 1 and 2 previews.) (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Olathe Civic Theatre Association, 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

What happens when four actors play over 150 characters? Hilarity! Come see John Buchan's THE 39 STEPS at Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) opening April 25 and running weekends through May 11. Reservations are available at www.olathetheatre.org. (more...)

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