TONY Award Winning Hit Comedy “39 Steps” Opens off Broadway in 39 Days
Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Matthew Troillett
FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 6, PLEASE
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!
TONY AWARD® WINNING
“ 3 9 S T E P S ”
OPENS AT THE
UNION SQUARE THEATRE
IN 39 DAYS
TO FIRST 39 PERFORMANCES
New York, NY – Two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps will officially open in 39 days, on Monday, April 13th. The production, featuring the entire original creative team, will begin an open-ended run at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) on April Fools’ Day, Wednesday, April 1st.
To celebrate 39 Steps’ return to New York, all tickets to the first 39 performances will be priced at only $39. These specially priced tickets must be purchased by March 31st by going to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/pso5uc or calling 877-250-2929 and using special offer code: 39439.
As previously announced, 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.
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.
39 Steps came to Broadway in January 2008 and ran over three years, playing a record-breaking 1,135 performance – the longest running play in 7 years. It received six 2008 Tony nominations, including Patrick Barlow for Best Play, winning two for Sound Design and Lighting Design, and three Drama Desk Nominations, winning two including Unique Theatrical Experience.
The production will play 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
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