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Long-Running Comic Thriller The 39 Steps Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date

Long-Running Comic Thriller The 39 Steps Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date
John Behlmann in 'The 39 Steps'
After a successful Broadway to off-Broadway transfer, 'The 39 Steps' will close.

The off-Broadway production of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps has set a closing date of January 16, 2011. The show will have played 23 previews and 318 performances at New World Stages after a two-year Broadway run and a total of more than 1,100 performances in New York City.

Adapted from the 1935 Hitchcock film thriller by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps features a cast of four actors who reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in the movie using just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.

After beginning life in London, where it is still running, The 39 Steps received its American premiere in September 2007 at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The show moved to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre on January 4, 2008, transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29, 2008, and then to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21, 2009. After closing on Broadway on January 10, 2010, The 39 Steps moved to New World Stages, where it has been playing since March 25, 2010.

The cast currently includes John Behlmann as Richard Hannay, Cameron Folmar as Man #2, Jamie Jackson as Man #1 and Kate MacCluggage as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret. The production also features Greg Jackson and Elizabeth Davis.

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