The Off-Broadway return of Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy 39 Steps officially opened April 13 at the Union Square Theatre. Producer Douglas Denoff is behind the revival, which reunites the musical's entire original creative team as well as some of the cast. Actress Brittany Vicars (who graduated from Juilliard last year in the same class as Alex Sharp) shares a recent two-show day!
Murder, Milestones and Madonna! Spend a Two-Show Day With Brittany Vicars at 39 Steps
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 author 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.
39 Steps, 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."
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 closing on Broadway, the work moved to New World Stages, where it played through January 2011.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 39StepsNY.com or call (877) 250-2929.