THE 39 STEPS ON TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES

CATCH ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ORIGINAL 1935 FILM
THE 39 STEPS

ON TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES ON MONDAY, MAY 12 AT 8:00 PM

 

TCM HOST ROBERT OSBORNE DISCUSSES

HIT BROADWAY PRODUCTION DURING INTRODUCTION

 

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS

REOPENS ON BROADWAY TONIGHT AT THE CORT THEATRE

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film classic, The 39 Steps, will air on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, May 12th at 8:00PM,.  TCM host Robert Osborne will introduce the film and discuss the hit Broadway production, Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS, which reopens tonight at the Cort Theatre.  Check local listings for channel information.

 

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS is the critically acclaimed 2007 Olivier Award-winner for Best New Comedy.  On Broadway, the show has been nominated for three Drama Desk Awards, including Unique Theatrical Event, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Broadway Play and Outstanding Director of a Play (Maria Aitken), and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Broadway Play. 

 

The Broadway premiere of THE 39 STEPS opened earlier this season at Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre to deliriously ecstatic reviews.   Ben Brantley, New York Times, called the production, “Absurdly enjoyable!  This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.  The actors themselves seem to be having a helluva good time.  As does the audience.”   Clive Barnes, New York Post, pronounced THE 39 STEPS “Inventively astonishing, riotous & marvelous.”  Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News, exclaimed, “Hitchcock probably never imagined his thriller had the makings of a hilarious comedy, but this show is a dizzy delight and an ingenious spoof, inventively directed by Maria Aitken. A fast-paced fun ride!”

 

THE 39 STEPS is adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken.  The production is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.

 

THE 39 STEPS features Arnie Burton (Man #2), Charles Edwards (Richard Hannay), Jennifer Ferrin (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret).and Cliff Saunders (Man #1).  The company also includes Claire Brownell, Cameron Fulmar and Mark ShanahanCharles Edwards is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.  The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance with this production.

 

Mix Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel. Then, add the manic dash of vintage Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS – equal parts hilarious whodunit, espionage thriller and quick-change comedy, adapted for the stage from Hitchcock’s famous 1935 film and John Buchan’s 1915 novel.  Seeking a frivolous night out at the theatre, 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. 

 

THE 39 STEPS is produced by Bob Boyett, Harriet Newman Leve/Ron Nicynski, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Manocherian Golden Prods., Olympus Theatricals/Douglas Denoff, Pam Laudenslager/Pat Addiss, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia Levy, Executive Director), Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director) and Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd.

 

Tickets for THE 39 STEPS are available from TeleCharge at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com or at the Cort Theatre box office (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues).   39 tickets at $39 are available for every performance.  Student Rush tickets are available for $26.50 at the box office two hours prior to the performance. There is a limit of two tickets per valid student ID. The tickets are available for cash only and are subject to availability.  Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. 

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