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“39 STEPS” CELEBRATES HITCHCOCK’S BIRTHDAY

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TONY AWARD® WINNING HIT COMEDY  “39 STEPS” TO CELEBRATE ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL POST-SHOW FESTIVITIES AND LAUNCH OF $10 LOTTERY

 

 

New York, NY (August 7, 2015) The two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps announced today that it will celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s 116th birthday on Thursday, August 13th by inviting the audience to join special post-show festivities, including a custom designed cake by Alchemy Bakery. 39 Steps will also celebrate by launching a daily in-person lottery.

A limited number of orchestra tickets will be made available to each performance via lottery at the box office at 100 East 17th Street. Beginning one hour before the performance, theatregoers are invited to enter the lottery, and winners will be drawn 30 minutes before each performance. Winners may purchase up to two $10 tickets with cash only to that day’s performance. Seat locations will be at the theatre’s discretion, and lottery may not be offered at all performances.

39 Steps began performances on April 1, 2015 and opened to rave reviews on April 13 at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) and is a Critic’s Pick from both the New York Times and Time Out Magazine. For more information, visit www.39StepsNY.com.

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 3,500th 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. 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 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, 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, 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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