Directed by Mark Shanahan, performances at the New Jersey venue are scheduled for April 24-May 20.
“I am so pleased to welcome Howard back to George Street,” said artistic director David Saint in a statement. “I couldn’t think of a better actor to play this very demanding, very funny role. The show is a hilarious, wild ride, and while it has numerous references to Hitchcock films in it – don’t worry – this fast-paced whodunit will keep you on the edge of your seat with suspense and falling on the floor with laughter.”
The 39 Steps is inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film and John Buchan's story about an innocent man caught up in an international caper. A cast of four tackles multiple roles (including inanimate objects!) in the popular London and Broadway comedy that is now blooming in regional theatres around the world.
"After the beautiful and mysterious Annabella Schmidt turns up dead in his apartment," press notes state, "Richard Hannay (Mr. McGillin) goes on the run from the authorities. In order to solve the mystery and prove his innocence, he must find the man with the missing fingers, romance the beautiful blonde, and…oh yes, figure out what exactly ARE The 39 Steps?"
Tickets, beginning at $26.50, are currently on sale, and available through the George Street Playhouse Box Office, (732) 246-7717, or by shopping online at www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue.