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Review: THE 39 STEPS at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts Photo Review: THE 39 STEPS at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 28, 2022

Director Jay Schmuck’s staging of this production of The 39 Steps is highly creative. The dialogue is lively and the physical comedy is mesmerizing and hilarious. The cast and crew have put together an immensely entertaining evening, so get your tickets quickly.

Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2023-2024 Season Featuring GREASE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2023-2024 Season Featuring GREASE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2022

Drury Lane Theatre has announced its 2023/2024 season, which opens with Grease, followed by the riotous whodunit The 39 Steps. The season continues with Ring of Fire, featuring the music of Johnny Cash, the magical family-favorite Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and the celebrated classic Fiddler on the Roof.

BWW Review: ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS at Great Lakes Theater Photo BWW Review: ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - May 1, 2022

Read our critic's review of THE 39 STEPS - the new production of the farce at the Great Lakes Theater.

West Coast Players Presents THE 39 STEPS Photo West Coast Players Presents THE 39 STEPS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

West Coast Players will present The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchan, directed by Brian Yarbrough, from October 29-November 14. 

New Vic Theatre Will Premiere A New Adaptation Of Angela Carter's THE COMPANY OF WOLV Photo New Vic Theatre Will Premiere A New Adaptation Of Angela Carter's THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and New Play MARVELLOUS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2019

A rare staging of an iconic fantasy horror, an uplifting new play about the life of an everyday hero, a dark comedy classic and a revival of one of their most popular productions make for an exciting spring season at the New Vic, announced today by the theatre.

Video: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Video: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Paul Smith - Sep 19, 2019

The 39 Steps is proving to be a hit at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley having been extended! Check out clips from the production below!

THE 39 STEPS Returns to the Dunstan Playhouse Photo THE 39 STEPS Returns to the Dunstan Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

Three years since it first wooed audiences and smashed every box office record in State Theatre Company South Australia's history, farcical comedy The 39 Steps is returning to the Dunstan Playhouse - but not for long.

THE 39 STEPS Extended At TheatreWorks Photo THE 39 STEPS Extended At TheatreWorks
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2019

Due to popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will extend the riotous comedy The 39 Steps, adding three additional performancesa?"2pm and 8pm Saturday, September 21, and 2pm Sunday, September 22.

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE 39 STEPS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE 39 STEPS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps. This hilarious, high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's silver-screen classic hurtles a notorious fugitive and a breathtaking blonde from a London music hall to Scotland's most remote highlands crawling with devious spies.

Hilarious Hitchcockian Spoof THE 39 STEPS Announced At TheatreWorks Photo Hilarious Hitchcockian Spoof THE 39 STEPS Announced At TheatreWorks
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps. This hilarious, high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's silver-screen classic hurtles a notorious fugitive and a breathtaking blonde from a London music hall to Scotland's most remote highlands crawling with devious spies. With a mysteriously murdered agent, a wicked plot to destroy England, and a race against the clock to stop it, this brilliantly funny show is a tribute to the master's greatest films. Directed by Leslie Martinson, The 39 Steps features four fearless actors playing 139 roles, stretching the boundaries of theatrical invention.

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Video: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Videoplay
Video: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

by Paul Smith - Sep 19, 2019

The 39 Steps is proving to be a hit at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley having been extended! Check out clips from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Weighs in on 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2015

Iain is at it again! The pint-sized theatre critic just visited the two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps, currently playing at the Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street), to weigh in on  the play. Check out what he thought below!

BWW TV: THE 39 STEPS Is Back in New York- Meet the New Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2015

The two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps is currently in previews with an opening night set for Monday, April 13th at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). The cast of 39 Steps will feature original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton as Clown #2, as well as Billy Carter as Clown #1, Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, and Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in her New York City stage debut. The company just met the press and below you can meet the new company!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/15/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2015

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2014

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2013

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: Kentwood Players' THE 39 STEPS - Highlights
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2013

Kentwood Players presents the Tony Award winning comedy thriller 'The 39 Steps' now through February 16, 2013, at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester (Los Angeles). The production is directed by Ben Lupejkis, and produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete and Tony Pereslete by special arrangement with Samuel French. Check out highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2012

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: THE 39 STEPS Brings Time Warner Cable's On the Beat Backstage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2010

Time Warner Cable's 'On The Beat' takes an inside look backstage at THE 39 STEPS.

BWW Video Show Preview: The 39 Steps
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2008

Catch this latest video show preview featuring The 39 Steps!


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How many shows has Simon Corble written?
Simon Corble has written 1 shows including The 39 Steps (Source Material).