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Tony-Nominated Comedy 39 Steps Returns to New York City

The four-person play spoofs the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film.

Cliff Saunders and Sam Robards in the 2008 Broadway production of 39 Steps at the Cort Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

The long-running Broadway comedy 39 Steps will return to New York City for an open-ended run at the Union Square Theatre. Performances will begin Wednesday, April 1, in advance of an official April 13 opening.

The play is adapted by Tony-nominated author Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, and based on the book by John Buchan as well as the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film.

The upcoming production will reunite the entire original creative team, including author Patrick Barlow, Tony-nominated director Maria Aitken, Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams, Tony-winning sound designer Mic Pool, and Tony-nominated scenic and costume designer Peter McKintosh.

39 Steps features four actors portraying more than 150 characters. The story follows dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name. The original 2008 Broadway cast featured Arnie Burton, Charles Edwards, Jennifer Ferrin, and Cliff Saunders.

Casting for the Union Square Theatre production will be announced at a later date.

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