Off-Broadway Return of 39 Steps Will Reunite Entire Original Creative Team

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The Off-Broadway return of Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy 39 Steps, based on an original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble, will reunite the musical's entire original creative team. 

As previously reported, producer Douglas Denoff is behind the revival, which will begin performances April 1, prior to an official opening April 13, at the Union Square Theatre.

The team will include 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 a statement.

Binder Casting will 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.

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