Tony Winning Comedy “39 Steps” to Play Final Performance on Jan 3 -Stepping Back to Broadway in 2016
Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Matthew Troillett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
TONY AWARD® WINNING
“ 3 9 S T E P S ”
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
AT THE UNION SQUARE THEATRE
ON JANUARY 3, 2016
STEPPING BACK TO BROADWAY IN 2016
New York, NY (November 2, 2015) – Producer Douglas Denoff announced today that the two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps will play its final performance in its critically-acclaimed run at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) at the special Sunday, January 3, 2016 evening performance at 7:30PM, and is setting its sights back to Broadway for the coming year.
When this run ends, 39 Steps will have played 14 preview performances and 264 regular performances at Union Square, in addition to its 1,135 performances in its original record-breaking New York run, for a total of 1,413 performances in New York… so far. 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.
“We are thrilled that our play that Ben Brantley calls ‘the little show that could’ has been so warmly welcomed back to New York City. The intimate and historic Union Square Theatre was the perfect location for our jewel of a show. 39 Steps has had an incredible journey worldwide, and in New York alone has played in three theatres on Broadway, at New World Stages, and now at Union Square,” said lead producer Douglas Denoff. “Roma Torre said of 39 Steps that ‘you can’t keep a good show down, and for good reason, this one has been special.’ We are looking to continue the journey back on Broadway in the coming year…and in the meantime, for the next few weeks we invite everyone to come to Union Square to see the show for their first time, second time, or even the 39th time, as MANY fans have done.”
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. Starting December 1, 2015, all Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances will be at 7PM, Wednesday matinees continue at 2PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays continue at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. For tickets and more information, and for revised schedules for Christmas and New Years’ weeks, visit www.39StepsNY.com
39 Steps features Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, Billy Carter as Clown #1, The Lion King alum Cameron Pow as Clown #2, and recent Juilliard grad Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.
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 and 8:00 PM, Thursdays at 8:00 PM, 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, teachers, nurses, 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.
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