Brian 'Q' Quinn to Make Celebrity Guest Appearance in 39 Steps

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"Impractical Jokers" comedian Brian ‘Q’ Quinn is set to make a celebrity guest appearance in the Off-Broadway revival of 39 Steps Dec. 4. The Tony Award-nominated comedy, which began previews last April at the Union Square Theatre, will end its run there Jan. 3, 2016.

"Aside from being the funniest play in NYC, 39 Steps is also the only show crazy enough to ask me to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to classing down the insanely talented cast with my guest appearance," said Quinn in a press statement.

Quinn founded The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999 with his "Impractical Jokers" co-stars. The truTV program sees them coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The show was adapted into a live tour that most recently sold out three nights at Radio City Music Hall. Read more here.

The cast of 39 Steps features Billy Carter as Clown #1, Cameron Pow as Clown #2, Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret and Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay. Helmed by Maria Aitken, the show is 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 of the same name.

Producer Douglas Denoff is behind the Off-Broadway return of the intimate, fast-paced show at the Union Square Theatre. As previously reported, the production is aiming for a Broadway return sometime next year, which will mark the second time the show has made the leap from Off-Broadway to the Great White Way.

The creative team includes Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams, Tony-winning sound designer Mic Pool and Tony-nominated scenic and costume designer Peter McKintosh. Binder Casting cast the production. 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 closing on Broadway, the work moved to New World Stages, where it played through January 2011.

The show, according to press notes "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 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."

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 39StepsNY.com or call (877) 250-2929.

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