Burton, Edwards, Ferrin, Saunders to Star in Broadway's 39 Steps
The same cast, who play more than 100 characters, recently performed the show at Boston's Huntington Theatre under Aitken's direction. For this production, the company will also include Claire Brownwell, Cameron Fulmar, and Mark Shanahan. The creative team will include Peter McKintosh (sets and costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting), and Mic Pool (sound).
The play is a comedic take on Hitchcock's 1935 classic thriller of the same name (inspired by John Buchan's 1915 novel) about a man who is forced by a mysterious woman's death into a cross-country race for his life. Aitken helmed the London production, which was adapted by Patrick Barlow, based on a concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The play won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Edwards, who will play dashing hero Richard Hannay, first played the role in the show's London production. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, Mansfield Park, Batman Begins, and the forthcoming The All Together. Ferrin, who will play Pamela and Margaret, is best known for her role as Jennifer Munson on CBS's As The World Turns.