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Arnie Burton to Depart “39 Steps” on His 1,000th Performance—9/28

Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Matthew Troillett

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New York, NY (September 18, 2015) Producer Douglas Denoff announced today that original Broadway and off-Broadway cast member Arnie Burton will depart the two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps, following his 1,000th performance as Man #2/Clown #2 on Monday, September 28th. Having originated the role in the original Broadway production, Burton returned for the current engagement at the Union Square Theatre. Cameron Pow (The Lion King) will join the cast on Wednesday, September 30th, taking over for Burton.


“Arnie is one of those actors that truly embodies the characters he plays. It has been such a joy to have had him in 39 Steps several times over the last 8 years, and for him to depart the production on his 1,000th performance is truly a remarkable feat for a lead actor in any show. I am thrilled to have veteran stage actor Cameron Pow take his first Step at the end of this month,” said director Maria Aitken.


Denoff commented “Arnie has been the anchor of this incredible company since his first performance in 2007. We are gratified that audiences have continued to delight in his talents, coming back to see the show again and again. We know audiences will want to see him as many times as possible before he leaves…I know I do. He departs with our love and best wishes, and hope he chooses to return some day for at least another 1000 performances. That said, we are thrilled to welcome Cameron and look forward his hilarious and enduring contribution to our amazing ‘Cast of 4.”


Preview performances began on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and the show opened to rave reviews on Monday, April 13, 2015, where it received a Critic’s Pick from both the New York Times and Time Out New York. Mezzanine seats and all seats at Wednesday Matinees are $39 with $20 tickets for students, teachers, veterans, armed forces, NYPD and FDNY available in person at the box office with ID the day of the show.  For tickets and more information, visit www.39StepsNY.com


39 Steps features original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton reprising his role of Clown #2, Billy Carter as Clown #1, recent Juilliard grad Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret, and Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay.


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 4 “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 playing the following performance schedule at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street): Mondays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays at 2:00PM when all seats are $39, and 8:00 PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Tickets for the show are now on sale via www.39StepsNY.com, by phone at 1-877-250-2929, and, in person at the Union Square Theatre box office, which opens at 1PM daily except Tuesdays (Noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and remains open until show time (5PM on Sundays.) Tickets are priced at $39-89. Premium seats are $105. $20 tickets for students, veterans, armed forces, NYPD and FDNY are available in person at the box office with ID the day of the show.


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.





Cameron Pow (Clown #2) was last seen Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Grant James Varjas’ critically acclaimed Accidentally, Like a Martyr. A native of the United Kingdom, Cameron has worked as an actor both in London and across the United States and now holds dual citizenship with both. He made his NYC theatrical debut playing Edgar in the Off-Broadway production of King Lear with the Anglo-American Aquila Theatre Company, and appeared in numerous other productions as a long time company member with Aquila, most notably playing both of the Antipholus twins in the Off-Broadway production of Comedy of Errors and Calchas/Hephaestus in The Iliad-Book One. He has toured extensively throughout the United States in numerous other classical works, including The Tempest, The Wrath of Achilles, King Lear, The Iliad, and Oedipus. Regional and other New York theatre work includes the roles of Casca in Julius Caesar and Fluellen in Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC), Serge in Art (Theatre Jacksonville, Florida), Mark in Ducks in a Row (Ensemble Studio Theatre), the MC/Caretaker in Comedians (La Mama Etc), and Solinus/Angelo in Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company). Cameron also starred as Zazu in the West End, Broadway, and First National Touring productions of The Lion King, and made a special appearance with the West End cast on the nationally televised “2008 Royal Variety Performance” at the London Palladium, performing in front of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. He can be seen in the films Henry, The Dead Part of You, and Autechre. And his television credits include “Person of Interest”, “Deception”, “Pan Am”, the pilot sit-com “Basile”, and the upcoming web series “Om-City” by film director Tom O’Brien. Cameron also works as a voiceover and commercial actor, most recently appearing in a national commercial for Vonage.




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