Arnie Burton Will Leave 39 Steps After His 1,000th Performance

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Arnie Burton, star of the original Broadway and currently-running Off-Broadway revival, 39 Steps, will depart the comedy following his 1,000th performance on Sept. 28.

Having originated the role of Man and Clown #2 in the Hitchcock spoof, Burton has been part of the cast of the current engagement since it began previews April 1, 2015 at the Union Square Theatre. He will be succeeded by The Lion King's Cameron Pow, who joins the cast Sept. 30.

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Arnie Burton, Billy Carter and Robert Petkoff
Arnie Burton, Billy Carter and Robert Petkoff Photo by Joan Marcus

The Off-Broadway return of Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy 39 Steps officially opened April 13. The revival, produced by Douglas Denoff, reunites the show's entire original creative team as well as some of the cast.

The cast of 39 Steps features 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 author Barlow, Tony-nominated director 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 comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, played out with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters. "The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name," state press notes. "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."

Tickets to all Wednesday matinee performances are $39. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 39StepsNY or call (877) 250-2929. 

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