With Promise of a Broadway Return, 39 Steps Ends Off-Broadway

News   With Promise of a Broadway Return, 39 Steps Ends Off-Broadway
 
The Off-Broadway return of Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy 39 Steps, which began previews April 2015 at the Union Square Theatre, ends its run Jan. 3.

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

Producer Douglas Denoff is behind the Off-Broadway return engagement of the intimate, fast-paced production. The show is aiming for a Broadway return sometime this year, though dates and a theatre have not been announced. This would mark the second time 39 Steps made the leap from Off-Broadway to the Main Stem. 

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.

The cast features Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, Billy Carter as Clown #1, Cameron Pow as Clown #2 and Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.

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. Binder Casting cast the production.

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."

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