Richard Hannay News

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...)

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 (more...)

Bootless Stageworks to Bring Hilarious Twist on Hitchcock to the Wilmington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

A full bagpipe band, two pilots, a waterfall, and the milkman. These are just a few of the more than 150 characters that will take the stage in Bootless Stageworks' upcoming production of The 39 Steps. But in the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock, who directed the classic that inspired the show, there's a twist. The production features a cast of only four actors. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre announces its 2014-2015 mainstage season including two comedies, a play with music, a musical and a classic drama. The new season features the Tony Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps adapted byPatrick Barlow, Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Lost in Yonkers, Always…Patsy Cline about the Grammy Award-winning singer, the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime with book by Terrence McNally, music byStephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and the timeless drama An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. (more...)

BWW Previews: Mind's Eye Mines Thriller For Laughs
by Todd Zeigler - Apr 10, 2014

Think "Alfred Hitchcock." Did you think "allusive puns, rapid-fire costume changes and broad comedy"? Catch Patrick Barlow's adaptation of the master of horror and suspense's 1935 motion picture thriller "The 39 Steps," and you just might. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denver Center Veteran Sam Gregory and his Love of Theatre, Shadowlands, and his Wife!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 09, 2014

We speak with the diverse and talented Sam Gregory on his vast history with the Denver Center Theatre Company; meeting his lovely wife; and dream roles to come! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Theatre Horizon to Wrap Season with THE 39 STEPS, 5/15-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Horizon closes its season with a bit of movie and theatre magic. The final show of the 2013-2014 season will be Patrick Barlow's comedic adaptation of The 39 Steps. This TONY and Drama Desk award winning play runs May 15-June 8. Opening night is Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$35. Theatre Horizon is located at 401 DeKalb St. More information can be found at or by calling 610.283.2230. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre Announces 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) has announced its twenty-second season of summer plays, featuring a reprise visit from Canada's beloved Norm Foster, the King of Rock n' Roll, a 'living room' comedy and a rollicking mystery and from June 11th to August 24th, 2014. (more...)

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