Union Square Theatre Box Office Now Open for the Tony Award Winning Hit Comedy “39 Steps”
Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Matthew Troillett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE
UNION SQUARE THEATRE
BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN
TONY AWARD® WINNING
“ 3 9 S T E P S ”
TICKETS TO THE
FIRST 39 PERFORMANCES
New York, NY (March 27, 2015) – The box office officially opened today for the two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street), with previews beginning on Aprils Fool’s Day, Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 and an opening night set for Monday, April 13th. Tickets are available by visiting the Union Square box office starting at 1PM daily except Tuesdays, and remains open until 30 minutes after show time; online at www.39StepsNY.com; or by phone at 1-877-250-2929.
Today through April Fool’s Day, anyone that stops by the Union Square Theatre box office will receive a free red clown nose in celebration of the show resuming performances in New York City. People posting a selfie wearing the red nose – a “nosie” – in front of the theatre, or in the subway in front of a red-nose subway poster, or in front of a NYC landmarks and using #39StepsNY #Nosie will be entered in a contest to win a pair of tickets to the Opening Night performance and after-party, and will be featured on the official 39 Steps Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
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, through Ticketmaster online and by phone at 1-877-250-2929, and also 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.
To celebrate 39 Steps’ return to New York, ticket to the first 39 performances will be priced from $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.
For more information, visit www.39StepsNY.com
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