Off-Broadway’s “39 Steps” to Offer Actors Fund Producer’s Pick Performance—tonight
Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Matthew Troillett
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
TONY AWARD® WINNING
“ 3 9 S T E P S ”
TO OFFER PRODUCER’S PICK TICKETS
TO BENEFIT ACTORS FUND TONIGHT
New York, NY (April 27, 2015) – The two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps will offer a Producer’s Pick performance to benefit The Actors Fund tonight, Monday, April 27 at 7:00 PM. The Actors Fund’s Producer’s Pick tickets are donated by the producers, and can be purchased at http://www.actorsfund.org/performances-and-events/39-steps. All proceeds from the sale of these select tickets to this regular performance will go to The Actors Fund, which helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. 39 Steps is a New York Times Critic’s Pick that opened to rave reviews at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) on Monday, April 13, 2015.
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 is still playing in its 9th smash year, quickly approaching its 3500th performance. 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.
39 Steps is playing the following performance schedule: Mondays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays at 2:00PM 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, thru Ticketmaster online and by phone at 1-877-250-2929, and also, starting March 25, in person at the Union Square Theatre box office, which opens at 1PM daily except Tuesdays and remains open until 30 minutes after show time. 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.
For more information, visit www.39StepsNY.com
39 Steps is produced off-Broadway by Douglas Denoff, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Mark Leonard, Neal Rubinstein, Neil Gooding Productions, J.M. Allain, Corey Brunish/Terrence Cranert, Patrick Blake, Albert and Trudy Kallis, in association with Fiery Angel, London.
About The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 21,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has—for 133 years—been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
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