39 STEPS Concludes Off-Broadway Run Today
The two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 STEPS concludes its critically-acclaimed run at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) today, Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 7:30PM.
When this run ends, 39 STEPS will have played 14 preview performances and 303 regular performances at Union Square, in addition to its 1,135 performances in its original record-breaking New York run, for a total of 1,452 performances in New York... so far.
"As we enter the final two weeks of our run, we invite everyone to return to see our beloved show again and again, and to stock up on red nosies! We're sad to be leaving, but we are overjoyed at the response of audiences of every age and we're especially thrilled that children as young as 5 years-old have giggled at the antics of our talented cast. We invite everyone to come to Union Square to see the show for their first time, second time, or even the 39th time, as MANY fans have done," said producer Douglas Denoff.
39 STEPS features Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, Billy Carter as Clown #1, The Lion King alum Cameron Pow as Clown #2, and recent Juilliard grad Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.
Adapted by Tony nominated author Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, and based on the book by John Buchan and the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, 39 STEPS features Tony nominated direction by Maria Aitken, Tony-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams, Tony-winning sound design by Mic Pool, and Tony nominated scenic and costume design by Peter McKintosh.
39 STEPS is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only four "insanely talented" actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay (Robert Petkoff) as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name. The show's uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath... in a good way! It's fun for everyone from 9 to 99.
Originally premiering in 2005 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in England, 39 STEPS went on to wow London audiences in 2006 at the Tricycle Theatre before transferring to the West End's Criterion Theatre, where it recently ended its 9 year run on September 5, 2015. The production, and Patrick Barlow, went on to receive the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, and has since been seen across the globe, from Melbourne and Madrid to Tel Aviv, Seoul, Tokyo and Buenos Aires. In North America, it is one of the top ten licenses shows in regional theatres. It's original Tony Award-winning New York production ran 1,135 performances from 2008-2011.
39 STEPS is produced by Douglas Denoff, Mark Leonard, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Neal Rubinstein, Neil Gooding Productions, J.M. Allain, Corey Brunish/Terrence Cranert, Patrick Blake, Albert and Trudy Kallis, in association with Fiery Angel, London.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus