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The 39 Steps - 2008 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

History:

Original Production
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: January 04, 2008
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Closing: January 10, 2010

Running Time:

1 hour and 47 minutes, with one intermission

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)

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Address:
240 West 44th St.
New York,NY

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by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2010
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, will conclude its Tony Award-winning two year run on January 10, 2010, when it will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The production will have played 771 performances - the longest running Broadway play in seven years.
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 9, 2009
What are THE 39 STEPS? You have only 39 performances left to discover the secret before Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS plays its final performance on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, continues its popular 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkback Tuesday series Tuesday, November 17 with actor/director Bob Balaban. The 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkbacks are free to anyone attending Tuesday evening performances.
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 13, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, continues its popular 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkback Tuesday series Tuesday, November 17 with actor/director Bob Balaban. The 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkbacks are free to anyone attending Tuesday evening performances.
by Robert Diamond - November 10, 2009
The New York Times is reporting that the producers of THE 39 STEPS have begun discussions to move the play to New World Stages (where it could take the place of The Toxic Avenger, which announced this morning that it was closing). No decisions have been made, but Bob Boyett, the lead producer, tells the paper that they hope to follow Avenue Q's successful lead if business arrangements can be made.
by Jeff Dennhardt - November 9, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, plays its 700th performance tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 10, at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). At that performance, the production will tie the runs of such legendary plays as The Miracle Worker (1959) and That Championship Season (1972). THE 39 STEPS also recently passed such long-running shows as Purlie (1970), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), The Children's Hour (1934) and August: Osage County (2007).
by Jessica Lewis - November 9, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, continues its popular 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkback Tuesday series Tuesday, November 10 with Humorist and Author Kate Clinton.
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2009
Broadway's hit comedy, The 39 Steps, makes it National Tour Debut at the Shubert Theater in New Haven during an exclusive Connecticut engagement running November 5-7, 2009. The four performances, running Thursday and Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 2 & 8pm are sponsored by Lexus of New Haven, Whitney Center and media sponsors, New Haven Register and WTNH, News Channel 8.
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2009
Broadway's hit comedy, The 39 Steps, makes it National Tour Debut at the Shubert Theater in New Haven during an exclusive Connecticut engagement running November 5-7, 2009. The four performances, running Thursday and Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 2 & 8pm are sponsored by Lexus of New Haven, Whitney Center and media sponsors, New Haven Register and WTNH, News Channel 8.
by Peter James Zielinski - November 2, 2009
The smash hit stage comedy The 39 Steps which is based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 classic film thriller, celebrated Halloween by holding a special on-stage contest to find New York City's best Alfred Hitchcock film character costume lookalike.
by Gabrielle Sierra - October 29, 2009
Producers of the smash hit stage comedy The 39 Steps which is based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 classic film thriller, are celebrating their 3rd birthday in the West End by launching a nationwide contest to discover Britain's best Alfred Hitchcock lookalike.
by Jessica Lewis - October 20, 2009
With all of the recent talk of Broadway's seeming immunity to the economic downturn as it continues to enjoy a banner season with some its highest grosses in recent history, the New York Times points out in an article today that it cannot be overlooked that the pretty numbers peppering the gross charts are due in large to a small handful of starry shows carrying most of the weight. A Steady Rain starring heavyweights Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, God of Carnage starring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, and Hamlet featuring Jude Law are among the shows skewing the outlook, according to the times, as their unprecedented box office revenues rival those of the monster musical hits Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Billy Elliott.
by Jessica Lewis - October 20, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, continues its popular 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkback Tuesday series tonight with LITE-FM host Christine Nagy.
by Jessica Lewis - October 15, 2009
Broadway's hit comedy, The 39 Steps, makes it National Tour Debut at the Shubert Theater in New Haven during an exclusive Connecticut engagement running November 5-7, 2009. The four performances, running Thursday and Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 2 & 8pm are sponsored by Lexus of New Haven, Whitney Center and media sponsors, New Haven Register and WTNH, News Channel 8.
by Gabrielle Sierra - October 5, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, is pleased to announce the guests for 'Hitchcock Meets Hilarious' Talkback Tuesday series for the months of October and November.
by Jessica Lewis - September 21, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, will conclude its Tony Award-winning two year run on January 10, 2010, when it will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The production will have played 771 performances - the longest running Broadway play in seven years.
by Eddie Varley - September 16, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock Look-A-Like Finals, Sponsored by Broadway's Tony Award-winning comedy, Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS took place on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009.

The 39 Steps Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The 39 Steps been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Costume Design of a Play for Peter McKintosh, Best Direction of a Play for Maria Aitken, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Kevin AdamsBest Scenic Design of a Play for Peter McKintosh and Best Sound Design of a Play for Mic Pool.

What Tony Awards has The 39 Steps won?
Best Costume Design of a Play for Peter McKintosh and Best Direction of a Play for Maria Aitken Best Lighting Design of a Play for Kevin Adams Best Scenic Design of a Play for Peter McKintosh Best Sound Design of a Play for Mic Pool.

What other awards has The 39 Steps been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Adams, Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Mic Pool, Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for The 39 Steps, Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie Comley, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Maria Aitken Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams and Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What other awards has The 39 Steps won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Adams Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Mic Pool and Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for The 39 Steps Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie Comley Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Maria Aitken Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has The 39 Steps been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Adams, Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Mic Pool, Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for The 39 Steps, Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie Comley, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Maria Aitken Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams and Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has The 39 Steps won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Adams Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Mic Pool and Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for The 39 Steps Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie Comley Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Maria Aitken Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of The 39 Steps have there been?
The 39 Steps has had 5 productions including West End which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2008, US Tour which opened in 2009, Off-Broadway which opened in 2010 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.