Photo Flash: Audience Dons Red Noses for 39 STEPS' Final Show at Union Square
39 STEPS celebrated its final performance last night, January 3rd, at the Union Square Theatre, after having played 14 previews and 303 regular performances. Cast member Robert Petkoff took a photo of the closing night audience, who donned red noses for the occasion. More than 61,000 people saw 39 STEPS during this run, which brought over 61,000 nosies into the world. Check it out below!
39 STEPS starred 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 featured 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.
The audience after 39 STEPS' final performance off-Broadway. Photo by Robert Petkoff.