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Tech Guru David Pogue to Guest Star in “39 Steps”—Saturday 9/26 at 8PM at the Union Square Theatre

Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Matthew Troillett

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New York, NY (September 21, 2015) Producer Douglas Denoff announced today that technology journalist and television personality David Pogue will make a celebrity guest appearance in the two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps at the 8:00pm performance on Saturday, September 26th at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). For tickets to the performance and more information, visit www.39StepsNY.com


“David Pogue is the most hi-tech of reporters in his field. We are thrilled to have him ‘Step’ into our low-tech show for one night only, in a role that can only be described as ‘something to die for.’ This will be his theatrical debut, and are excited for him to grace the historic Union Square Theatre stage as our first guest star. We hope that David breaks a leg, and not his iPhone!” said lead producer Douglas Denoff.


On seeing this production of 39 Steps, Pogue remarked “I’m crazy in love with this show!


As previously announced, original Broadway and off-Broadway cast member Arnie Burton will depart the production on Monday, September 28th, following his 1,000th performance as Man #2/Clown #2. Having been a member of 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.


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 39 Steps 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, teachers, veterans, armed forces, NYPD and FDNY are available in person at the box office with ID the day of the show. Mezzanine seats and all seats at Wednesday Matinees are $39.  For tickets and more information, visit www.39StepsNY.com


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.





David Pogue is the founder of Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 2002.


With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.


David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s won two Emmy awards, two Webby awards, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He’s been profiled on “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.” He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children.



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