Company officially opened the New
York premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St).
The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick
Barlow. The Olivier Award winning production is directed by Maria Aitken, based on an original
concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.
The company is led by Arnie Burton (Clown), Charles
Edwards (Richard Hannay), Jennifer
Ferrin (Pamela/Margaret) and Cliff
Saunders (Clown). The company also includes Claire Brownell, Cameron Fulmar and Mark Shanahan.
The design team includes Peter McKintosh (Sets & Costumes), Kevin Adams (Lights), Mic
"Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel,
add a dash of vintage Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a hilarious whodunit, part espionage thriller
and part slapstick comedy, adapted for the stage from the famous film and
novel. Shots ring out across a crowded theatre and Richard Hannay is lured into
a world of intrigue by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. When she winds
up dead in his flat, he flees London
with the police hot on his trail," explain press notes.
A runaway hit in London
and the winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Following
its September 2006 transfer from the Tricycle Theatre, The 39 Steps has been playing in London's West End to
sell-out houses at the Criterion where it continues to delight and thrill
Tickets are available by phone at 212-719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org
or at the American Airlines Theatre (227
West 42nd St). Ticket prices range from $51.25 -
The 39 Steps will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday
and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.
Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.