The 39 Steps To Return Off-Broadway in Spring 2015

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Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy The 39 Steps, based on an original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble, will return Off-Broadway in spring 2015, according to an Equity casting notice.

Producer Douglas Denoff is behind the revival, which will feature direction by Maria Aitken. Performances are slated to begin April 1, 2015, prior to an official opening April 9, at the Union Square Theatre. Binder Casting will cast the production, featuring general management by Roy Gabay Productions and Daniel Kuney.

Here's how the casting notice bills The 39 Steps: "It is a theatrical staging of the famous 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film that involves murder, intrigue, espionage, and romance. Set in 1935 London and Scotland, the style is not camp, but satire done in high style. The 'two clowns' play their multiple roles like an expert vaudeville team, in music hall style, thoroughly enjoying themselves as they make their quick changes – and they are not above letting the audience see that enjoyment. A company of 4 actors play all of the roles."

The 39 Steps 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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