The production, which reunites the musical's entire original creative team as well as some of the Broadway cast, began previews April 1 at the Union Square Theatre and recently celebrated its 100th performance.
"We are thrilled that New York City has welcomed our little-show-that-could back with open arms," said producer Doug Denoff in a press statement. Based on the book by John Buchan and the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, 39 Steps is a comedic spoof that follows dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve a mystery and clear his name.
The cast of 39 Steps features 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.
The creative team includes Tony-nominated writer Patrick Barlow, Tony-nominated director Maria Aitken, Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams, Tony-winning sound designer Mic Pool and Tony-nominated scenic and costume designer Peter McKintosh.
"39 Steps is a joyful and anarchic experience for all concerned – I'm delighted to return to it – and there's a particular pleasure in making theatrical magic without trillion-dollar sets!" said director Aitken in an earlier statement. Binder Casting cast the production, featuring general management by Roy Gabay Productions and Daniel Kuney.
The 39 Steps (which has now dropped the "The" from its title) received its American premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston prior to opening on Broadway in 2008 at the American Airlines Theatre. It transferred to the Cort Theatre and then to the Helen Hayes Theatre before closing in January 2010 after 771 performances. The work then moved to New World Stages, where it played through January 2011. The West End production will end its nine-year run this September.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 39StepsNY or call (877) 250-2929. The Union Square Theatre is located at 100 East 17th St., Manhattan.